Meet the Coaches

Head Coach


Dave Davis



Our Head Coach is Dave, his enthusiasm for the game is second to none.  If you need advice on buying rackets or playing the game he can be contacted at the club five days a week in the winter and 6 days during the summer.


He is an excellent coach who has developed many great players over a number of years with many now coaching in their own right. Dave builds trust and confidence in players of all ages and abilities who all love working with him. Dave's underlying ethos is to develop players with great technique while having fun playing tennis.

Level 3 Club Coach


Robbie Brasington


Robbie is qualified as a Level 3 Coach, he combines his Sport Science studies at Durham University with delivering club and individual coaching sessions for the club. Robbie coaches players of all ages and abilities with focus on technique, movement, exercise and match play strategies.

Robbie is a member of the Durham University Tennis Team and plays for the club Division 1 Mens team.


Robbie offers Individual coaching for £20.00 per hour 


Level 2 Coach Assistant


Amy Darbyshire


Amy is an established member of the Club Coaching team where she supports the delivery of the Club Coaching programme. Amy coaches players across the age and ability ranges. Current Club Ladies Champion Amy combines her coaching with her Photography Degree course at Sunderland University and her regular trips to the USA. Amy has been playing at the club for more than 10 years, she has developed an awesome forehand! 


Level 1 Coach Assistant


Chloe Swinbanks


Chloe is our most newly qualified member of the Coaching Team passing her Level 1 course in August 2019. Chloe has been a long term junior member at the club playing for more than 6 years, she was a member of our 16 & U Girls League winning team this summer. Chloe coaches in a number of junior group coaching sessions.