You’ll find the BEST coaches at Best Tennis!

Best Tennis have two very highly qualifed coaches and a number of 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 10 years. As an 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.

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 of tennis classes and private tuition to children and adults – coaching a number of performance level Junior players.

Moving back to Richmond Borough in 2009, Phil helped to develop a tennis program at Old Deer Park in Richmond which saw a regular attendance of over 500 players each year.

Through setting up Best Tennis, Phil’s aim is to make tennis easily accessible to all the family – and to develop a series of multi-sports programmes that children can enjoy throughout the year. Phil competes regularly in competitions, leagues and tournaments to improve his own game so he can coach at the highest level.

Bhupinder Singh

Head Coach

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.

Venetia Tuckey


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.

“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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