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Meet Our Players...

We are very proud that over X years of Northampton Tennis Coaching, we have had multiple players reach county level. Below are some of our success stories! We have also included information to demonstrate how often these players practice, to give you an indication of the dedication needed to achieve this level.






Dean Gayton
£35 per hour

Director of Tennis

With a competitive playing background of 20 years, experience of coaching abroad in venues such as Dubai, Vale Do Lobo & Barcelona, Dean has developed a wealth of experience in the game.

Qualified through the Professional Tennis Registry, LTA, (BSc) Sports Development, DBS checked and approved first aider, Dean enjoys working at all levels from complete beginner, to county/regional performance.

Dean has represented his home club Northampon Lawn Tennis Club, and Men's Northants County Team at the highest level, and is a Wilson affiliated coach.


Istvan Nemeth
£25 per hour

Head Coach
Kettering Tennis Club

Tennis is one of the most beautiful sports and and it holds a specific place in my heart, having taught me so much. 

I feel that my journey now is to help everyone feel more confident about their tennis development and most importantly, to enjoy their journey as they achieve their goals. I love sharing the court with everyone and I am truly dedicated to coaching.

I currently hold a RTP 'Mark Of A Pro' qualification. I am head coach of Kettering tennis club but also coach individuals at Northampton Tennis Club.

Please feel free to pop me a message to start your tennis journey with me today.

Development Coach


Shivani Manchanda
£25 per hour

Performance Coach, Northampton LTC

Success does not rely on your pace, but the purity of your actions and the sincerity behind your efforts.
Tennis is what my entire life revolves around. Having competed at the international women's circuit, tennis has shaped my mindset making me resilient & enthusiastic.

It gives me immense pleasure to step into the shoes of a coach and pass on the valuable teachings and skills on court, working with a varied range of tennis learners from tots to adults, beginners to advanced. I believe if one is willing to learn, then no goal is unachievable.

See you on the tennis court 


Maddee Blair
£25 per hour

Disability Lead & Head Coach of Rushmere TC
Schools Manager

Maddee Blair is a level 3 qualified LTA accredited+ coach with 6+ years coaching experience. She offers a strong playing level playing for Rushmere ladies 1§st team, and playing ladies 1st division Northants tennis.


Maddee has specialist training for coaching disability tennis and has 4 years’ experience. We are always looking to expand our coaching to suit any individual of any ability. Tennis is for any-body.


James Markovic
£25 per hour

Development Coach

 Hello my name is James Markovic and I am 27 years old. I have been a tennis coach for over 4 years. 

I am a level 2 qualified coach currently undergoing my level 3.


Wayne Tideswell
£25 per hour

Development Coach, Kettering TC


Sarah Vickers
£25 per hour

Development Coach

I have played tennis since the age of 10, representing Northants at junior and senior level as well as being a regular club player.
I am an experienced PE teacher who has taught students of all ages and abilities.

I am Currently an LTA Level 2 Development Coach, and looking to take my Level 3. I am a fully licensed and accredited coach.

I am also a swimming teacher, Sports Massage and Hot stones therapist.


Tendai 'Daniel' Kasambira
£35 per hour

Head Coach,
Collingtree TC


Greg Strone
£25 per hour


Development Coach

I have 12 years experience and am a PTR professional. I am currently LTA Accredited, DBS checked, First Aid trained and have an up to date Safeguarding certificate.

As a player, I am still solidly hovering around 5.0 NPTR rating at my advanced age but love the game and love teaching it. 

I have two lovely daughters, Chloe and Sophie. As well as them, I love music, tennis and the ocean. I was born in Boston, raised in New York and am louder than any human being alive. Sometimes when I coach, people in the next town get free tennis lessons because they can hear me.


George Upton
£11 per hour
(Hitting Sessions)

Sophie Pardoe

Operations Manager

Assistant Coaches
These coaches are available for 1:1 sessions, however these are hitting sessions and NOT lessons. They are not insured to teach. Please contact before booking a session with any of our Assistant Coaches!



Martina Haidoc
£11 per hour
(Hitting Sessions)


Gavin Duffy
per hour

Development coach


Sean Burokur-Houltram
£11 per hour
 (Hitting session)

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Level 1 Coach Assistant 

Level 1 Coach Assistant 

Level 1 Coach Assistant 

My name is Sean Burokur- Houltram I work at Northampton Lawn Tennis Club and I am a level 1 coaching assistant. 

I intend to be a good assistant so I can help others achieve what they want to achieve.  I  want to become a better coach and achieve a higher coaching level.

So far, I have been successful in becoming a level 1 coaching assistant, and I have to achieve higher. I hope to make peoples experience playing tennis enjoyable and competitive.

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