Our team of coaches are all Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) qualified, and hold a licence or are registered with the LTA. This means they are DBS checked, first aiders and have had safe guarding training, so you can be assured that you are in safe hands.
Dan Anthony - Head Coach
LTA Senior Performance Coach, Advanced Personal Training, BA Sports Industry Management & Tennis Studies
After graduating from university with a degree in Sports Industry Management and Tennis Studies, Dan got involved in tennis coaching as a full time career.
With over 15 years coaching experience, Dan has delivered more than 10,000 hours of individual lessons, ranging from complete beginners to performance juniors.
At university Dan's game was extensively coached, transforming him technically and tactically from playing in an 'old fashioned style' to playing the 'modern way'. This personal journey has given him an inside knowledge into what it takes to improve and maximise your game dramatically.
As an Advanced Personal Trainer, Dan loves to create programmes for his clients to not only improve their tennis, but to use it as a great way of getting fit.
Dan is committed to furthering his qualifications and extensive knowledge, and believes in keeping up to date with changes in coaching methodology. He has studied areas including nutrition and weight management, health, fitness & lifestyle analysis, exercise physiology, sports psychology and movement analysis.
Phil Howes - LTA Level 3 Coach - BTCA member
Phil began tennis coaching at the age of 16 after leaving school. He immediately went into junior performance coaching at Great Missenden LTC, working with county juniors who have progressed to playing national and ITF tournaments. His 10 years coaching experience has taken him to places as far as Greece, coaching children and adults while on holiday. Across Buckinghamshire developing juniors from beginners to a competitive level. To Bristol, where as head performance coach he jointly led an academy program, taking promising juniors to county and national tournaments within two years and to Norfolk, where alongside developing his own game, he coached national and ITF level juniors.
Phil has grown up within competitive tennis, reaching a career high GB men’s ranking of 157 in the country. In doing so, he travelled around the country competing in Grade 1 and 2 British Tour events.
Phil is excited by the prospect of joining the established program at Aspire2Tennis, taking the experience he has to encourage juniors to compete and motivate them to become the best tennis players they can be.