I am a LTA Licensed Coach who works closely with local schools and Colston LTC to provide a programme of lessons to encourage and progress junior players from preschool years to adulthood, including those with special needs.

I first started playing tennis at Colston when I was 11 yrs old having been encouraged to attend Saturday morning junior sessions advertised at my school. I have played Oxfordshire league tennis since my late teens and still turn out when available nearly 30 years on. I am an active member of the club committee having acted in several roles over the years from team captain, fixtures secretary to social secretary.

I started coaching at Colston part-time in 2008 and re-started the Saturday morning junior sessions whilst establishing links with the local primary schools. Now coaching full-time I have several junior and ladies sessions running alongside a programme of individual coaching and match practice sessions for both ladies and men. In addition I run several classes in local schools. Junior competition at red, orange, green and yellow ball is also being developed through my junior sessions.

My sessions are player-led where possible and focus on progression through competitive but fun based drills, games and technical coaching. I aim to ensure that every player enjoys their tennis and improves step by step at all levels.

Chris Hand

Arrange coaching

Members looking for lessons should contact Chris directly to arrange sessions at mutually agreeable times:
  • email:
  • mobile: 07970 481707

Types of coaching available:

  • Indidual tuition
  • Junior group sessions
  • Mini Tennis
  • Schools tennis
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Adult group sessions,
  • Team practice and competition preparation
  • Special Needs Tennis,