The club is home to Courtside Sports Tennis Academy (CSTA) run by our Head Coach, David Gaterell – LTA Senior Performance Coach.
2022 Group Coaching Sessions
David Gaterell Steep Head Coach & CSTA Director
LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach (SPC)
Tel: 07801 422228
Dave has over 34 years experience as a player and over 20 years as a qualified coach.
As a player, he was an internationally ranked junior, playing and studying at two American colleges and currently competes on the ITF Seniors Tour. He is a National Grass and Clay Court Champion in the over 35’s age group, plays for Hampshire Over 35’s, and has captained the U/11, 12/U and 14/U Boys, Men’s and Men’s over 35’s Hampshire Teams. He has been ranked as highly as 20 in the world in over 35’s age group.
Dave has coached in clubs and academies in the UK and abroad. He brings a holistic approach to coaching, helping you develop all aspects of your game; your mentality, your technique, your strategic/tactical mind, your physicality and your approach to your goals.
Dave enjoys working with all ages and abilities, and has helped players from mini tennis, through to international juniors, adult beginners through to team players and university teams.
Dave believes tennis is a great way to learn important life skills and to help build character – it’s not just about how to hit a fuzzy yellow ball!
Outside of coaching and competing, Dave enjoys weight training, reading, travelling and spending time at the beach near his home with his wife and two daughters
Dave is a stringer with nearly 30 years experience – stringing firstly for himself whilst a competing junior and adult, then for his fellow players, then for every club he has coached at.