Coaching Programme

The club is home to Courtside Sports Tennis Academy (CSTA) run by our Head Coach, David Gaterell – LTA Senior Performance Coach.

 
Year-round adult and junior group, team and individual coaching are provided, as well junior tennis camps in the school holidays.
 
The program is designed to accommodate all levels of player, from beginner through to advanced/team level.  
 
To find out more about weekly group coaching, private lessons or tennis camps, please contact David.  You can also view the coaching program and lesson rates by clicking on the links further down this page.
 
Junior Match Practice & Family Club Night run from 5.30-7.00pm Fridays in term time, supervised by a coach.  This is a FREE session for junior players 10 years + to attend.  Younger children must be accompanied by a parent.  For more details, please contact David.
 
Non-members are welcome for lessons at Steep, however a guest fee will be added to the lesson price. The guest fees are £3 Adult/£2 Junior/£1 Junior under 8.
 
In 2020 CSTA has introduced a frequent player discount for individual lessons. The aim is to reward players for playing more often, supporting club activity and playing outside of just coaching. It is hoped that almost all players at Steep will benefit from this new price. Players who fall into this category are members only and they include: players who participate in weekly group coaching, regularly attend adult or junior club night/afternoon and players who represent the club in teams, or play in the internal singles leagues.
 
We are thrilled to be able to offer Junior Summer Camps for 2020 – there is a lot of info to digest regarding how camps will operate this year due to the pandemic – please download and read this letter, to understand more.  Please email Dave for more info or to apply.
 
Please scroll down to meet our coaching team  – and please get in touch for more info on any aspect of tennis here at Steep.

Coaches

Dave

David Gaterell
Steep Head Coach & CSTA Director

LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach (SPC)

Coaching Rate
30 mins 45 mins 60 mins 90 mins
£20          £30        £40       £60
Discount for purchasing multiple lessons
5 lessons – £95/145/190/290
10 lessons – £180/270/360/540

Additional discount for frequent players*
30 mins 45 mins 60 mins 90 mins
£17.50      £27       £35     £52.50
5 lessons – £85/130/170/260
10 lessons – £160/245/320/490

Contact
Tel: 07801 422228   
Email: dave@cs-ta.com

Biography

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

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Joe Dixon
Steep Coach

LTA Level 3 Performance Coach

Coaching Rate
30 mins 45 mins 60 mins 90 mins
£20          £30        £40       £60
Discount for purchasing multiple lessons
5 lessons – £95/145/190/290
10 lessons – £180/270/360/540

Additional discount for frequent players*
30 mins 45 mins 60 mins 90 mins
£17.50      £27       £35     £52.50
5 lessons – £85/130/170/260
10 lessons – £160/245/320/490

Contact
Tel: 07904 558423

Biography

Joe has been involved in tennis for 20+ years and has been professionally coaching for over 13 years. His coaching career began at Steep TC as an 18yr old, where as well as being a Club Coach, Joe was also a regular player for Steep, participating in the local leagues, he also represented Kingsley TC in the Regional Tier National Club League.

For the last 7+ years, Joe has worked at the prestigious Soto Tennis Academy, Spain as the Assistant Head Coach. Joe worked with some of the worlds best junior players and travelled all over the world on the ITF Junior Tour and the ITF Men’s/Women’s Futures Tour. 

Notable coaching achievements include:

  • 10 + WTA/ATP Ranked players
  • 25 + ITF Junior Ranked players as high as Top 50 in the world
  • 25 + American University Scholarships
  • Players competing in Main Draw Grand Slams, Adult and Juniors, including Wimbledon.

Joe is delighted to return to Steep and is looking forward to helping players improve their game.

Stringing

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.

 
Rackets are normally returned after 2-3 days
Any string currently on the market can be ordered if not in stock.
For a list of currently stocked strings and prices, please contact Dave, or see the club notice boards.
 
Rackets, shoes and accessories for all main brands are also supplied at internet-beating prices – speak to Dave for details