Meet the Coaches

Vanessa Nickerson, Owner of Tennis Tigers & Coach.                          RPT National Professional. LTA Qualification Level 3.


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Dan Travis Msc, Head Coach. RPT European Professional. LTA Qualification Level 3.



Dan Travis is a leading expert in preparing people for competition. Dan has obtained international coach status form the Sanchez-Casal academy based in Barcelona where both Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal trained as players. Dan is also an associate of the American organization, The Human Performance Institute, in which he specialises in mental toughness training. Applying the methods of the Registro Profesional de Tenis (RPT) Dan runs the Spanish coaching system in the South of England. From £40.00 per hour.

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Jeff Taylor, RPT Coach –  Mark of A Pro – Head of Children’s Tennis. Jeff specialises in matchplay and the Spanish drills system.  £30.00 per hour.  


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Logan Burgess Hayes is 22 and has been playing tennis since he was 8 years old. He has competed for Sussex in every age group from U12’s to Mens and has competed internationally on the ITF circuit to achieve a junior world ranking. At 18 he decided to commit to playing collegiate tennis in the United States of America. He has just finished his first year and it was a great experience. Even as a young coach he can bring experience to the court after playing the sport for over a decade and travelling world wide to play at some of the highest levels. Logan has been taught by some of the best coaches in the country and has had the pleasure to be coached in America as well. As a coach he will bring enthusiasm, hard work and fun to tennis and he looks forward to seeing you all on the court soon.  £20.00 per hour.

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Ben Cummings, Assistant Coach, RPT Nike Coach
Ben specialises in teaching children aged 4 to 7 years.
Ben also plays Golf for Sussex, playing off a handicap of 1.  £20.00 per hour.

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Joe Bracchi, RPT Nike Coach. Joe specialises in motivation and the Spanish Drills System. Joe is currently studying Modern History and International Relations at The University of Brighton. £20.00 per hour.



Adam Kura, LTA Level 2  Coach. Adam is from Hungary and  he plays competitive tennis on the challenger circuit.  £20.00 per hour







Josh Pollard LTA Level 2. Josh is an LTA accredited and registered Coach, currently Brighton & Hove’s 2016 Men’s Singles Champion. £20.00 per hour.






Jake Taylor RPT Community Coach. Jake is 17yrs old and tennis is his passion. He competes in tournaments in Sussex and has won the Withdean and Preston LTC junior tournaments. Jake is available as a hitter or coach at weekends and during the holidays. £15.00 per hour. 


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Max Laing RPT Community Coach. Max is 16 and a keen sportsman. He loves playing tennis both for fun and competitively – he is currently Brighton & Hove’s 2016 Men’s Singles Plate Champion. He also enjoys playing in a football team. Max enjoys teaching children and is happy to coach tennis or to hit – 121 or small groups.

£10.00 per hour coaching & hitting

Jack Bracchi RPT Community Coach £10.00 per hour hitting

All or coaches are DBS checked and qualified tennis instructors.

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