Tennis Lessons

Home to the FC** Tennis Academy – an LTA grant funded facility. We offer some of the best tennis coaches and support staff in the country.

However you don’t have to be a tennis superstar to join, the team are skilled at working with all levels from novices to professionals and will ensure that you can get the best out of your game.

To find out more about the FC** Tennis Academy or coaching team at Dukes Meadows simply click on the ‘bio’ link opposite.

Coaching Programme

Dukes Meadows offers fully comprehensive coaching programmes tailored for both adults and children including:

  • Private coaching
  • Shared & group lessons
  • Group squads
  • Junior squads
  • Holiday camps for children
  • Adult courses & programmes

Find out more about our Pro’s

Simply click on the ‘bio’ link to read more about our pro team.

Neil Bamford

Tennis Director

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Neil previously worked at Dukes Meadows from 2008-2012. He has been playing tennis since the age of 6 years old and was an outstanding young junior player, representing Great Britain at all ages from 12-18 years old. As a player Neil reached a career high Atp ranking 555 (2006) GB NO 8, and doubles ranking of 271 (2006).

He has also had the honor of competing at the All England Wimbledon Courts in 2005, 2006, and 2007, successfully qualifying for the main draw in doubles in 2005. Neil has also played at Queen’s Club, Roland Garros and other major tournaments.

Neil was previously working at Hazelwood Sports Club where he built up and managed a successful junior programme for 4 years.

Neil still competes on a regular basis representing Hertfordshire at Winter cup and Summer cup, where he holds the record for most matches won in a row in Group 1.

Neil is available for individual lessons and is happy to work with all ages and abilities.

Alastair Filmer

Assistant Tennis Director

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Alastair has moved to Dukes Meadows from Bromley Tennis Centre where he was the Head of Performance for 7 years. He is widely respected in British tennis as one of the country’s leading performance coaches.

He has been responsible for the development of a top level performance program which gained HPC and LTA grant funded status producing countless winners at national and international level.

He has coached two players to a world class level – Anton Matusevich won Teen Tennis which is an Under 14 Grade 1 event, and finished runner up at the Orange Bowl and Emma Raducanu who won an ITF title at the age of 13 and placed 3rd at Under 14 Orange Bowl.

At national level he has also coached 2 national singles champions and numerous grade 2 winners at every age category.

He has set up and run three performance programs at different venues and has a passion for setting the culture, philosophy and vision in line with developing world class juniors.

Winner of LTA Performance Coach of the Year 2015.

Ollie Fawls

Head of Strength and Conditioning

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Ollie joined Dukes Meadows as Head of Strength and Conditioning in May 2018 following a two-year full-time role with WTA professional player Elina Svitolina who in this time reached a career high of the 3rd ranked player in the world. Previous to this he was assistant head of Strength and conditioning at Sutton Tennis academy from 2015-16.

In addition, Ollie was also Head of Strength and Conditioning for the England Visually Impaired and Learning Difficulties Cricket teams for three years. Working for the England and Wales Cricket board (ECB) he supported both teams to an away ashes and Tri-nation series win versus Australia and South Africa. Other sports Ollie has supported are netball, rugby and athletics.

Finally, he has a strong passion for building a high-performance environment which instils core values, team work and a willingness to succeed. He believes this is the key to successful long-term athlete development.


Baptiste Bardey

Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning Manager

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Baptiste passion for fitness saw him gain a Masters in Sport Science & Management. He went on to complete a Strength & Conditioning degree at Dijon University in France and followed this by leading the Sport Science department for two years.

His experience allowed him to manage Strength & Conditioning coaches working in different sports. He left France in 2006 to work within the Lawn Tennis Association in London as a Strength & Conditioning coach for junior and professional tennis players.

In 2007, he became the Head of Sport Science at the Riverside Chiswick Tennis Academy. He developed an extremely successful sports science programme for eight years.

In September 2015, Baptiste decided to take a new and exciting challenge as Head of Sport Science and Strength & Conditioning Manager at Dukes Meadows. Baptiste is responsible for implementing and directing the conditioning programme from mini-tennis to ATP / WTA players. His mission is to provide a well designed, collaborative training programme based on sound physiological principles.

David Cox


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David Cox joins Dukes Meadows with over 13 years experience of tennis coaching under his belt.

During his coaching career David has worked and developed many top junior players, turning them into National champions and seeing them gain ITF points.

David has an extremely impressive reputation for advancing players from a young age. He has worked closely with the LTA on talent id for age groups under 9/10/12. One of his main strengths is helping juniors improve their technique and tactical awareness.

David has previously coached a boy from the age of 6 to 11 and helped him become number 1 nationally in his age group. He’s hoping for similar success with players at Dukes Meadows and is excited about the challenges that lay ahead.

Enrique Vidal


Enrique has been playing tennis from very early age and trained here at Dukes Meadows as a junior, he has experience playing in both the UK and Spain.

He is a former national champion and UK No1 at both U16 and U18 level.

He has been coaching since 2015 and hold an LTA level 3 qualification.

Glenn Kuma-Mintah


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As a former National and International Junior, Glenn represented Great Britain and won a series of National and European junior tour events which elevated him inside the top 20 in Europe and as high as number 1 Nationally at Junior level. As a coach he has guided juniors to become National Champions. Glenn is heavily involved in helping to run the Dukes Meadows Mini tennis programme and works closely with the L.T.A. to help identify and nurture some of the best U10 talent in the country. Glenn’s experience as a player and coach has produced some of the top ranked juniors in the country.

Harry Skinner


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Harry has been an assistant coach and hitter at Dukes Meadows since May 2011. Having achieved an ATP world ranking of 1456, he has competed on the Futures and British Tour circuits since 2004.Still world-ranked, he maintains a desire to continue competing against some of the best players in the country.

A former British National Junior champion, Harry graduated from Arizona State University in 2012 (Bis Communication, Health & Wellness) before returning to the UK. For nine weeks in 2013 he toured with Bernard Tomic in the UK and USA, since which he has been a travelling coach for several world ranked juniors, attending international tournaments on four continents.

Harry loves all things tennis and looks to bring that passion, together with seven years’ coaching experience, to his new responsibilities at Dukes. With a friendly and supportive personality underpinned with a demand for “fun, focus and hard work”, he would like to work with all ages and abilities.

Joshua Gonzalez


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Joshua started playing tennis at the age of 4 for his local club. As a junior he was ranked within the
top 20 under 16 players in the country. Josh was a professional tennis player with a ATP world ranking in singles and doubles and played every level on the men’s tennis tour, winning the the British Masters in 2010. By the end of 2011 he was ranked amongst the top 15 players in Britain.Josh was playing full time at Dukes Meadows before he turned to coaching in 2013. Now working
towards his level 3 Coaching Qualification, he has a 1.1 rating and is part of our Junior Tennis Programme. He wants to pass on his experience of professional tennis to younger players.

Luciano Burgos


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Luciano was born in Argentina and started playing tennis when he was 4 years old. He was within the top 5 ranked under 10 National players until the age of 14.

Growing up Luciano regularly played against former USA champion Juan Martin Del Potro. At the age of 18 he moved to Spain and started coaching in the global tennis team in Majorca. In September 2013 Luciano joined Dukes Meadows and is now a Qualified Level 3 Tennis Coach.

He is regularly involved in our Mini Team Programme in addition to the work he does with the Schools Programme. He specialises in developing players technical ability and instils a hard working ethic into all the children he coaches.

Sabrina Bamburac


Throughout her junior career Sabrina was a top 5 national player and she went on to have a WTA world ranking.

Having this experience as a player gave her the opportunity to be coached by and learn from some of the best tennis and fitness coaches around the world.

Sabrina has worked and traveled internationally with some of the best juniors in the country as a tennis and fitness coach.

Sabrina is a Level 3 coach.

This unique blend of expertise as a tennis and fitness coach gives clients and players the opportunity to benefit from tennis and fitness specific individual sessions.

Simon Huddart


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Simon started playing tennis aged 8 representing Devon at County level under 12s through to under 18s. As a junior he was ranked inside the top 50 at National level acquiring a 4.2 rating competing in British Tours and Tennis Europe events. Simon is a level 4 Senior Performance Coach – he is one of the youngest to get the qualification in the country. In the past few years he has coached National players between the ages of 8 and 14 as well as assisting the LTA with the delivery of County, Regional and National Talent ID. One of our main coaches on both Junior and Adult Tennis programmes, Simon will also be available for individual coaching.

Steven Wood


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Steven started his tennis career as a touring coach of former ATP Tour player Vince Spadea (no.18). Then hitting partner for a number of pros including Venus Williams, Amanda Coetzer; Karel Novacek and Mardy Fish.

Steven is a former LTA National coach.

His passion for tennis saw him running the Student tennis at University of Exeter and taking their woman’s tennis team to number one in the country.

He has also been a performance coach at The Evert Tennis academy in Boca Raton in Florida

William Herbert

Physiotherapist and Coach

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As a former world ranked tennis player and top national junior Will has over ten years experience of coaching groups and individuals of all standards.

A fully qualified physiotherapist with a sport science degree from Loughborough University, Will has great understanding of tennis biomechanics and is being recognised as being a leading light in tennis rehabilitation from beginners through to tour professionals.

Clients from the world of tennis include Marcus Baghdatis, Ana Ivanovic and Britain’s Oliver Golding.

Working at Dukes Meadows part time tennis coach part time physiotherapist Will is available for lessons and works with squad sessions both as a coach and movement specialist.


To find out more about which coaching programme will suit you please call us on 020 8994 3314