About Mike Herd Tennis

Mike Herd Tennis was founded by Mike Herd in 2010. Mike and his team were recent finalists for Tennis Wales coach of the year.

About Mike

Mike is an LTA Accredited Level 4 Senior Club Coach and RPT European Professional with over 10 years’ experience working with all ages and abilities.

Mike has been lucky enough to coach abroad, and has worked at the Forte Village Tennis Academy in Sardinia, alongside famous stars such as former world no 14, Younes El Aynaoui, who beat Federer and Nadal.

Mike has also worked recently with a tennis holiday company called Active Away who featured on Dragons Den and they managed to get an investment from Peter Jones. Mike worked in Greece helping them to run their very popular adult tennis holidays.

Mike still enjoys playing and he has been playing for over 18 years now! Mike played for North Wales as a Junior. He also competed against highly ranked players, whilst playing for Bangor University in one of the top university leagues in the UK.

Mike is also an UKRSA Racket Stringer and Technician and has a huge passion for all things tennis and sports related. In 2012, Mike completed a BSc in Sport Science at the University of Bangor, where he was the captain of the Men’s Tennis 1st Team.

In 2016, Mike completed an intensive PGCE Primary Teacher Training Course. This helped to give Mike a further insight into the best ways in which people learn and retain information, which he now applies to all of his tennis lessons today.

Mike currently works as the Lead Coach at Frodsham and Helsby in Cheshire, and Hawarden and Pen-y-ffordd in North Wales. Mike also coaches at Castell Alun and Hawarden High Schools, and also works at a few Primary Schools in the area.

Please scroll down to meet the rest of our coaching team.

Meet the coaching team

Click on the photos below to view the profiles of our fantastic coaching team

Head Coach

Mike Herd

Mike is the founder of Mike Herd Tennis.

Ross Hemsley

Ross first started coaching in his family owned Tennis Academy in Durban, South Africa. Since then he has acquired a lot of experience spending time coaching and training at the RCS Academy in Atlanta,Georgia then moving back home to continue coaching for the family business. In 2012 Ross left South Africa and has been fortunate enough to coach in London, UAE and Singapore where he has had the responsibility of helping set up tennis programmes as well as heading up the Adult Tennis. Ross also has a Diploma in Sports Management.

Carol Needham

Level 2 coach

Kevin Fairbanks

Kevin is a level 2 tennis coach

Toby Palin

Toby is a level 4 tennis coach

Mark Adams

Mark is a level 2 tennis coach

Sam Glendenning

Sam is a level 2 tennis coach

Tomos Edwards

Tomos is a level 2 tennis coach

Fred Tocque

Fred is a level 1 coach

James Lillico

James is a level 1 coach

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