Our Coaches

We have an extremely well qualifed and motivated coaching team that is determined to offer all of our players a fantastic coaching experience.  As well as our large programme of group coaching, both Adam and Bradley offer private lessons that can be arranged directly. 

We believe in a player centred approach and want to excite and engage all players on the coaching programme so they continue to enjoy our fantastic sport for many years to come. 


Adam de Vries

Our Head Coach Adam de Vries has over 10 years of coaching experience gained at large tennis centres such as Hull & Ilkley and has more recently been Head of Tennis and two large independent schools. He has represented Yorkshire Tennis at junior & senior level and enjoys helping players of all ages to develop their skills, whether that be to a club, county, or national standard.

Delivering across the whole coaching programme Adam prides himself on his communication and ability to develop relationships with players of any age and stage


Call Adam on 07791842100 or email him at


Bradley Austin

Bradley has worked full time at York Tennis Club since completing his degree in Physical Education & Sports Coaching at York St John University where he represented their tennis team throughout his studies.

A highly motivated and engaging coach, Bradley works across all aspects of our coaching programme from mini-reds right through to our adults.

With a real passion for our sport Bradley is fantastic at sharing his enthusiasm and energy with all of his players to help them develop their own tennis.


Calll Bradley on 07842194343 or email him at


Jill Le Pla

Jill is a Level 2 accredited tennis instructor and enjoys teaching group sessions for all ages and abilities. Jill is a keen player, playing in the York mixed and ladies first division and Ladies Yorkshire League. Jill represented Middlesex as a junior player and is a current member of the Yorkshire Over 40s Senior Squad.

Having had a previous career as a primary teacher and special needs coordinator, Jill is passionate about developing junior tennis, community links and ensuring inclusion and accessibility for all.

Jill is currently taking some junior groups, ladies sessions and runs a great cardio tennis class too. 

Call Jill on 07531598512 or email her at: to enquire about joining any of the above.