Tennis Coaching

Coaching Tailored for Adults, Juniors, and Performance

We have three thriving coaching programmes including, adult, junior and performance, all led by our highly experienced, highly qualified Coaching Team. As well as group coaching, our coaches are available to be booked directly for private coaching. For further information about coaching, feel free to reach out directly to Tom.

Adult Group Coaching

We have group coaching most days for our adult members.

Day & TimeType of SessionBooking info
Monday 13:00-15:00Vets Coaching and Free play. 1 hour of coach led activity, and 1 hour of free play. Book and pay weekly via Club Solutions or Reception
Monday 19:00-20:30Advanced club coaching.Invite only. Contact for details
Tuesday 10:30-11:30Adult improver coaching.Contact for details
Tuesday 18:00-19:00Cardio TennisBookable via Clubwise or via Reception
Thursday 13:30-14:30Cardio TennisBookable via Clubwise or via Reception
Friday 12:00-13:00Ladies advanced coachingInvite only. Contact for details
Friday 13:00-14:00Ladies CoachingContact for details
Friday 18:30-19:30Adult Club Night Coaching. Book and pay weekly via Club Solutions or Reception
Saturday 9:30-10:30Outreach coaching (For beginners and non members)Contact for details
Saturday 10:30-11:30Outreach coaching (For beginners and non members)Contact for details
Saturday 12:30-14:00Adult Intermediate CoachingBook and pay weekly via Club Solutions or Reception
Saturday 14:00-16:00Ladies Matchplay coaching 1 hour of coach led matchplay followed by open matchplay.Book and pay weekly via Club Solutions or Reception
Sunday 11:00-12:00Adult Starter CoachingBook and pay weekly via Club Solutions or Reception

Junior Group Coaching

We have a wide-ranging programme available for our Junior members aged 4-18. 

Catering from first timers, through to those who may go on to join our performance programme, through to those who may go on to represent their school, through to those who go on to enjoy tennis as a lifelong hobby, our junior programme has been the first stage on the journey of thousands of tennis players. 

The table below highlights our weekly squad programme. Each session is delivered according to our programme values of ‘Fun’ ‘Movement’ and ‘Growth’.

Day & TimeType of sessionsBooking info
Monday 16:00-17:00U8 Mini Tennis RedContact to book.
Monday 16:00-17:00U10 Mini Tennis GreenContact to book
Monday 17:00-18:3014-16 Advanced TennisContact to book
Tuesday 17:30-18:30U10 Mini Tennis GreenContact to book
Wednesday 16:00-17:0011-14 Intermediate TennisContact to book
Wednesday 17:00-18:3014-16 Advanced TennisContact to book
Wednesday 17:30-18:30U10 Mini Tennis GreenContact to book
Wednesday 17:30-18:30Advanced Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Thursday 16:00-17:00U8 Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Thursday 16:00-17:00U6 Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Thursday 16:00-17:00U9 Mini Tennis OrangeContact to book
Thursday 17:00-18:00U9 Advanced Mini Tennis OrangeContact to book
Thursday 17:00-18:00U10 Mini Tennis GreenContact to book
Thursday 18:00-19:0014-16 Intermediate TennisContact to book
Friday 16:00-17:00U8 Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Friday 16:00-17:00U6 Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Friday 17:30-18:30Junior Club Night Coaching 11-18Book and pay weekly via Club Solutions or Reception
Saturday 9:00-10:00U6/U8 Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Saturday 9:30-10:30Outreach: For beginners and Non-members 11+Contact to book
Saturday 10:30-11:30Outreach: For beginners and Non-members 11+Contact to book
Saturday 10:00-11:00U8 Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Saturday 11:00-12:00U9 Mini Tennis OrangeContact to book
Sunday 9:00-10:00U6 Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Sunday 9:00-10:00U9 Mini Tennis OrangeContact to book
Sunday 9:00-10:0011+ Full ball StarterContact to book
Sunday 10:00-11:00U9 Mini Tennis OrangeContact to book
Sunday 10:00-11:0011+ Full ball intermediateContact to book
Sunday 11:00-12:00U8 Mini Tennis Red AdvancedContact
Sunday 11:00-12:0011+ Full ball advancedContact to book
Sunday 12:00-13:00U8 Mini Tennis RedContact to book
Wednesdays and Sundays2-4 Tennis TykesContact Marione:

Performance Coaching

We are very proud to run one of the North of England’s leading performance programmes here at ILTSC. Led by our Head Coach Kyle Brassington, the programme caters for tennis players who have the ambition of playing county level tennis and beyond. Over the years our programme has been home to numerous national champions, and players who have gone on to play on the international stage. With a passionate coaching team who have ‘been there and done it’ both as players and coaches, and with the high quality facilities on offer, our performance programme really is the perfect base for any aspiring player!

Meet the Coaching Team

Head Coach

Kyle Brassington

Kyle Brassington

LTA Accredited Level Senior 4 Performance Coach

Hourly rate:
Juniors from £45 – Adults from £50

Days worked:
Monday to Friday

Contact details:

Senior Performance Coach

Jo Craven

Jo Craven

Senior Performance Coach, Accredited +

Hourly rate:

Days worked:

Contact Details:

Lead Mini Tennis Performance Coach


Jack Pullan

LTA Accredited Level 3

Hourly rate:
£28 per hour

Days worked:
Tuesday-Friday & Sunday

Contact details:

Senior Club Coach


Adam Whitely

LTA Accredited level 4

Hourly rate:
£33 per hour

Days worked:

Contact details:

Senior Club Coach

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Chris Wheeler

LTA Accredited Level 4 Senior Performance Coach

Hourly Rate:

Days worked:

Contact Details:

Club Coach


Michael Smith

LTA Accredited Level 3 Coach

Hourly rate:

Days worked:

Contact details:

Club Coach


Colin Campbell

LTA Accredited Level 3 Coach

Hourly rate:

Days worked:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Others by request.

07985 345203

Club Coach

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Samantha Forde

LTA Accredited Level 4 Coach           

Hourly rate:
£38 per hour


Kyle Brassington: Head Coach

My Tennis Background:

I started playing at the age of 7 at Ilkley Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, moving up through the ranks in the club and beyond. I have represented the Yorkshire men’s 1st team since 2005 and was a touring professional on the ATP/ITF tour reaching a career high of 810 in the world and 10 in the UK. My coaching journey started while I was still competing in 2010. I worked in some of the largest performance centres in the North of England before taking a role of Head of Performance tennis at ILTSC in 2014. I started my current role of Head Coach in September 2023. 

My Role at the club:

I am involved in all areas of Tennis at the club. But a great deal of my day to day is spent running and delivering the club’s performance programme, which with my playing background is an area of Tennis at the club that I feel a particular affinity with, having come through this programme myself.Alongside this I am always very happy to work with all members to achieve their individual Tennis goals. I am also on hand to provide new member Tennis inductions and to assist Team captains throughout the year!

My Philosophy:

I believe in keeping things personal and practical. My coaching philosophy centres around customising lessons to fit each player’s unique needs. Understanding what players want to achieve is at the core of what I do. I strive to be the kind of coach who provides individualised attention, communicates clearly, and fosters a supportive team environment. My goal is to empower players on their journey to reaching their personal goals.

Jo Craven: Senior Performance Coach

My Tennis Background:

I have over 12 years coaching experience & began coaching after a successful playing career.

In my playing career I achieved ITF World rankings in both singles and doubles, was British Junior number 1 & represented GB before going to play College Tennis in the USA on a Tennis Scholarship. I have played for Yorkshire for many years & I captained the Yorkshire Ladies Team for the last 5 years helping Yorkshire win the famous County Cup Race in 2022. I still enjoy competing now & continue to represent Yorkshire in the Over 35’s.

My Role at the Club:

Coming from a strong playing background my main role at the club is working within the Junior Performance programme. I also coach adult intermediate and advanced groups at the club & have a wealth of experience coaching all ages and abilities.

My Philosophy:

Having played at the highest levels myself, I have an in-depth knowledge of what is required to reach the top levels of the game as both a senior and Junior. With this, alongside my passion and enthusiasm for the sport, I firmly believe I can help anyone improve & reach their full potential, and I take great pride and enjoyment in doing so on a daily basis here at ILTSC.

Jack Pullan: Lead Mini Tennis Performance Coach

My Tennis Background:

First team men’s and mixed Harrogate district league from the age of 15.

Coached at various premier venues in the north including David Lloyd Harrogate, Ripon tennis centre and Ampleforth college.

My role at ILTSC:

I coach a mixed level of player here at the club, including adult group and individual sessions up to team level.

I also take a lot of our under 8s development sessions including talent ID groups and leading our monthly U8 matchplays, as well as working with our U10 performance players. 

My philosophy:

To me coaching means unlocking a growth mindset and embracing mistakes while consistently aiming for better. I believe a player always has room to improve regardless of age and or ability.

Adam Whitely: Senior Club Coach

My Tennis Background:

My involvement in tennis began as an 11 year old here at ILTSC being coached by my dad. At 16 I was part of an Ilkley junior team that finished 4th in the country at the Rover National League Finals, and made my first appearance for the Ilkley 1st team ages 17.

I also represented Leeds Metropolitan University during my 3 years studying there.

My coaching career began at John Charles Centre for Sport before joining ILTSC. With over 14 years experience I have delivered a wide range of classes including disability, schools, under 10 performance, tennis express, cardio tennis and tennis tykes.

My Role at ILTSC:

My role at ILTSC is to deliver development group coaching squads for both juniors and adults, as well as individual coaching sessions for all ages

My Coaching Philosophy

I believe that my long standing association with the club, where I developed my own passion for tennis, equips me well to teach others and inspire them to enjoy the sport, whilst maximising their potential.

Chris Wheeler: Senior Club Coach

My tennis background:

I came into tennis relatively late having played numerous sports to a high level. I am the youngest in a family of four where sport has been our life really! I terms of playing I’ve represented the club’s 1st team and even have my name on the honours board in doubles! (I had a good partner!) I have coached for twenty years and have been at the club since 2005.

My role at ILTSC:

My main role at the club is on the development side of things. This includes coaching Children and Adults on a daily basis. I am also involved in the schools outreach programme and delivering sports camps. I am also qualified to help in the performance programme if needed.

My coaching philosophy:

A simple one really: Educate and enjoy. I want to help anyone who is keen to learn, but for me having fun in the process is key.

Michael Smith: Club Coach

My Tennis Background:

I have played from the age of seven but from the age of sixteen to twenty six I was lucky enough to head into full time training both here at ILTSC and at Leeds Beckett university. I have competed all around the country in British Tour events but where I really excelled was playing University tennis in a team environment!

My Role at ILTSC:

My role is a mixture of leading and assisting in the development programme, as well as assisting within our Performance Programme. With individual lessons I cater from beginner/entry level all the way through to performance players regularly playing tournaments.

My Philosophy:

“Every journey starts with a single step” so whether you are a beginner or a consistent tournament player I will help you with the appropriate steps you can make to reach your goals.

Colin Campbell: Club Coach

My Tennis Background:

I have been playing tennis for over 45 years. During my policing career I played for the West Yorkshire Police at regional and national levels and still represent Great Britain at the World Police & Fire Games around the world, winning gold medals in both singles and doubles. I have played for Yorkshire as a veteran, and have captained and played for Ilkley in the Leeds League 1st Team, Yorkshire League 1st Team and National League 1st Team. I have won the Over 45 singles at the Club Championships five times, and the doubles seven times. I have been a Club Coach at Ilkley for twelve years.

My Role at ILTSC:

I am a Club Coach, having coached all stages from Mini Red to Full Ball. I also provide individual lessons for children and adults.

My Coaching Philosophy:

That sounds a bit pretentious. My style and strengths? Same goes for that. I do know how to play tennis, and I know how to make others play better. I love tennis. I love watching it, playing it and coaching it. Enthusiasm is my biggest strength. So, there you go; one out of three isn’t bad.

Samantha Forde: Club Coach

My Tennis Background:

I competed as a junior and senior at national and international levels and trained in the national squad for a number of years and won many tournaments at all levels. I have worked at several clubs and centres across London-Yorkshire

My Role at ILTSC:

I currently run the Outreach adult groups on a Saturday morning.

Available for Junior and Adult individual lessons.

My Coaching Philosophy:

I have covered all levels and areas of coaching, from full time players, performance to beginners. I have coached Juniors-Adults and enjoy taking individuals and groups of all ages and standards.

Our Fitness Classes

Align Yoga

A gentle way to reset your week- mobility and yin yoga combined to deeply enhance your practice. Stretching out deeper tissues using props and modifications with a soothing relaxation.


Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. It will burn up to 540 calories**. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically-backed moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.

Bodyattack ™

We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. A LES MILLS instructor will pump out energizing tunes and lead you through the workout – challenging your limits in a good way, burning up to 555 calories** and leaving you with a sense of achievement.

Body Burn

Burn up to 600 calories a session in this high octane fat attack class. Bodyfat comes off when you create a calorie deficit and this class is all about that! High impact and low impact options given to ensure everyone can have ago.

Easy Rider

Great for beginners wanting to give spin a go but have always been put off by the intensity.


Shift your fitness to the next level with this 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, using barbells, weight plates and body weight exercises, to improve strength, cardiovascular fitness and hit all the major muscle groups to build lean muscle.


Life gets pretty stressful sometimes and there’s no better way to get rid of stress than beat the heck out of some pads! Boxercise is a fantastic all over body workout but on top of all the physical benefits you find a sense of confidence that may not have had before.

Express Core

30mins of challenging exercises all with the intension of working the core in every plane of motion. Forget crunches, this workout will tax the core with a variety of dynamic, but controlled exercises.


Legs, Bums and Tums. A classic making a resurgence due to the fact it nails all the areas people care about. If you’re after a class that targets any of life’s important parts this is the one for you! suitable for all levels of fitness.


Body weight training. TONE muscle, BOOST metabolism and ultimately, BURN FAT with Metafit. Our 30 minute workout will set your metabolism on fire and seriously change your body shape.

Move freely  

Improves muscle tone and flexibility, using weights bands and body weight exercises. Fantastic class for the older adult and those returning to fitness. it is truly a class everyone can benefit from.

Pilates Fusion

Your one stop, low impact class to a stronger, firmer body. Cherry picking the best of different training methods from the world of Pilates and incorporating weights, swiss balls, gliders to challenge your muscles. Think small movements, high repetition to develop local muscular endurance.


A mat-based fitness-Pilates class emphasizing precise movements to activate, isolate and stabilize core muscles while improving posture, flexibility, balance and strength.


Pilates based exercise class focusing on correct postural alignment and combating large amounts of time chained to the office desk. You work at a desk 8 hours a day, drive home, sit at the dinner table, sit on the sofa and wonder why everything hurts when you try exercise? You need this class.


PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility benefits of yoga. It’s a true fat-burning, low-impact program that’ll get you incredibly defined. no equipment needed and lots of fun.


Purestretch stretching classes are designed to move and stretch the entire body whilst giving the core a really good workout. Classes are stimulating, light hearted and choreographed in such a way that all levels of fitness can attend and enjoy.

Relax and Restore Yoga:

Friday evening chill out session with meditation and relaxation techniques to fully unwind from your week. Bring a blanket and allow yourself to breathe and mind to settle into deep rest.


A highly motivating cardiovascular and strength workout done on a stationary bike. Time to get a serious sweat on!

Spin Express

A 30min spin session with a shorter warm up and a shorter cooldown to get straight into the action! Think roadrunner on steroids

Total Tone 

20 minutes HIIT, 20 minutes strength, 20 minutes core. A total body workout class designed to cover all elements of fitness to provide great muscle tone and endurance.


Small group training held in the fitness annex. The small group is led by one of our personal trainers through a series of exercises with aim of burning some series calories in 30mins. It will be using every tool at our disposal in the gym; Trx, slam balls, assault bikes, kettlebells to mention but a few. Due to the size of the group you will receive more tuition on correct form and hopefully have some fun at the same time!

Virtual Spin

In-between our fantastic instructor led spin classes there is also the option to attend a virtual spin class. Virtual spin classes are held in the spin studio and are led by some of the industries top spin instructors. Due to them being at off peak times, there is no need to book the 45min session. Simply turn up at the designated time and give it your all!


Dru Yoga is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on flowing movements, directed breathing and visualisation. Its foundations are set deeply in ancient yogic tradition; Dru works on the Body, mind and spirit – improving strength and flexibility.