You’ll find the BEST coaches at Best Tennis!

Best Tennis has a number of highly qualifed coaches and  enthusiastic support coaches, to ensure that players get the most from the lessons

Philip Lamb

Best Tennis Owner & Director

Phil is the founder of Best Tennis and has been coaching tennis for 15 years. By achieving the LTA Play Test Grade 3 – the highest grade achievable for coaching – he can coach any standard of player. Phil has achieved the LTA Level 4 Qualification.

Phil grew up in Roehampton and is very passionate about establishing tennis programs that are fun, accessible and provide good value for money.

During his university years in Exeter, Phil taught tennis at a number of local tennis clubs and primary schools before becoming a licensed LTA Tennis Coach and taking a coaching position at Exmouth Lawn Tennis Club for 2 years.

He then went on to become the Head Coach at Chulmleigh Tennis Club in North Devon where he delivered a full program, coaching a number of performance level Junior players.

Moving back to London in 2009, Phil developed a tennis program at Old Deer Park in Richmond and helped to create a regular attendance of over 500 players each year.

In 2011, Phil established Best Tennis with the aim to make tennis easily accessible to all the family. By developing a loyal and competent coaching team, Best Tennis has now expended to 9 sites across the borough of Richmond.

Bhupinder Singh

Head Coach - Barnes

Bhupinder has been working with Best Tennis since it was founded, and is very highly regarded by our players. He has a real passion for the game of tennis and loves to study the technical side of the game. Bhupinder has achieved the LTA Level 3 Qualification.

Bhupinder can offer something for everyone. His knowledge of technique and attention to detail has allowed him to build a base of loyal clients who take private tuition with him. He also runs many group sessions within the Best Tennis program and is fully committed to the the long term development of each and every player.

Having grown up in India and moving to Britain more than ten years ago, Bhupinder has experienced a great deal within tennis and is pursuing the career that he has an ultimate drive and determination for.

Baz Van Cranenburgh

Head Coach - Richmond & Ham

Baz was born and raised in the Netherlands, where he started playing tennis from his teenage years. He moved to London almost 30 years ago where he, after a successful career in business, qualified as a tennis coach.

Baz teaches all levels, both individual and groups, providing technical guidance, drills and fun games to his clients. His main guiding principle is that if people enjoy his sessions, they learn more, better and quicker. He obtained his coaching qualifications for youth and adults through the American Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), and is fully LTA accredited. Baz is based in Richmond, and therefore his focus for his coaching is in Richmond and Ham. He is also licensed to coach at the exceptional tennis facilities at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, where he coaches both individual private lessons and group sessions

Venetia Tuckey

Coach - All Locations

Venetia has had professional qualifications in Tennis for 3 years and trained under head professional Preson Thomson, at Campden Hill a prestigious club in Notting Hill, throughout her training.

At School Venetia obtained a scholarship to Millfield to play tennis. It was here that she developed a passion for game, seeing her achieve high standards.

Venetia has a unique approach to teaching, gathering from all her knowledge on different sports, played thoroughout her life. She provides fun, fitness filled, sessions that aim to inspire a desire to learn techniques needed to become a good tennis player.

Conor McDonagh

Coach - Barnes

Conor joined the Best Tennis Team in 2017 and is locally based for our Barnes site. He therefore is available for private coaching with great flexibility. Conor is very popular with our junior players.

Conor holds an LTA License and is qualified with the LTA Level 3 Qualification. He has been a member at the prestigious Queens Club since 1981 and is very passionate about the game of tennis. He has a wonderful manner and goes that extra mile with all of his clients.

“Philip’s lessons and courses are enjoyable as well as challenging. I’ve been coached by him for nearly a year and even though I am moving away, I think I will still be coming to his great lessons.”

“Phillip is a great coach; young, motivated and reliable, but most of all he knows his tennis!”

“In rain and in sunshine Phil is a cool, calm and clear teacher. Always a good atmosphere and people respond well to him and his lessons. Thanks Phil – really enjoying playing tennis again.”

“Phil, I have taken lessons before, thinking that I am hopeless! You’ve made me believe that I can learn. Thank you.”

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