Magdala Tennis Club


Edward Benson (LTA level 2 coach) has previously organised the coaching arrangements at Magdala.  The coaching has been provided by:

James Ockelford is an LTA level 3 coach. He is available for private lessons and runs some of our group coaching sessions. Coaching has also been provided by:  Edward Benson (LTA level 2); Pete Kirton (LTA level 2) and Luke Sloan (LTA level 2).

Edward will be unavailable for the first few months of 2018.  Fortunately Phil Harris, an experienced LTA accredited level 3 coach with lots of coaching experience and playing experience at a high level, has agreed to take Edward's place in running the group coaching sessions during this time.  He too is available to provide private lessons.


Wednesday evenings. Luke Sloan will be running coaching sessions every Wednesday between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.   The price for this is £4.00 per session for members and £5.00 for non-members.

Saturday mornings, 9.30-10.30 a.m.  This session is for those new to tennis who need or would like more practice before they come to  the 10.30 to 12.00 session.  The charge is £4.00 per session for members, £5.00 for non-members. These will normally be run by Phil Harris.

Saturday mornings, 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon.  Cosching and organised matches for juniors each Saturday.  This is for members and their guests.  The charge is £6 for members and £7.50 for non-members

We are also running a programme for local schools (St Augustine's and Hollygirt). This is organised by James Ockelford



Beginners and improvers

Beginners / Improvers: Wednesdays 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm  - with Pete Kirton

Beginners / Improvers: Sundays 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm - with James Ockelford -  except for the 1st Sunday in the month, when there is social play for all 


Non members are welcome to join these sessions; new participants can join at any point.

Cost per session: Members £5.00; Non-members £7.50 


Coach profile

Phil Harris is an experienced coach with over 10 years experience of being the club coach at two separate clubs in the East Midlands.  During this time he has successfully run a range of junior and adult programmes, run LTA sanctioned tournaments as well as overseeingjunior teams taking part in local county leagues across a range of age groups.  He has also organised a range of internal events such as box leagues, parent & child tournaments and 'super set' events aimed at more advanced players.

James Ockelford has played tennis all his life and has coached full-time between West Bridgford Tennis Club and Magdala for the last three years. He injects energy, passion and fun into his sessions. He currently gaining invaluable coaching experience by assisting one of the most experienced coaches in the country who has developed over 30 national and international players. He is professionally licensed and qualified, has taken part in numerous  LTA initiatives, has worked in schools and with Special Olympic Teams and organises tournaments.



Our coaches can be contacted as follows:

Phil Harris - click here to send him an email.

Pete Kirton: by telephone on 0115 8599495 or 07957 723402,  or click here to send him an email.

James Ockelford: by telephone on 07572 981313, or click here to send him an email.


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