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Alexander Harvey - Tennis Coach

United Kingdom

Alex Harvey

Professional Tennis Coach with 21 years coaching experience. Having coached and managed some of the best tennis clubs in the World and with some of the best Coaches also. Having been Head Coach of the Wimbledon Club and also a Senior Professional of the Roehampton Club, London.

I have coached now in 6 different countries and coached over 10,000 players. Currently working with over a 12 regional and national players and having trained a long line of players who have gained scholarships to schools and University’s both in the UK and the USA.


LTA Senior Performance Coach

PTR certified Professional

RPT certified Director

USPTA Master Professional

Coaching times & fees

Please contact me directly www.AHTennis.co.uk

Coaching at the National Tennis Centre, London

Promotional Photo for Solinco, which I am an ambassador for.



 September 2006 – Present: Corporate Sports and Events/Training Days

 During this time period I have run corporate Events/Charity events with Ana Inanovic-French open champion and world no.1 2008, Tomas Berdych Wimbledon finalist former world No.4. John McEnroe former world No.1 -7 times grand slam champion all time sports legend. Bob and Mike Bryan most successful doubles players of all time 16 grand slam doubles titles and going. Jacco Eltingh former doubles world No.1 winning all 4 grand slams. Borna Coric current world No.33 youngest player inside world’s top 100. Brett Lee Australian Ashes winner-all time great fast bowler and cricket legend. Adam Gilchrist former Australian Captain and Ashes winner prolific batsman and cricket legend. Jonny Wilkinson CBE, 2003 Rugby World Cup Winner – Rugby Icon and legend. Paul Casey former world No.3 and Ryder cup member – 16 PGA tournament wins. Saracens Premiership Rugby team in conjunction with Mercedes Benz-Tennis training day with Hugh Vyvan Premiereship League.

Organizing and delivering preseason tennis camps at Abingdon Boys School for all ages groups, Oxfordshire. Term time coaching for the Harrodian School Barnes London and also leading the schools preseason tennis tour/training camp to the Pine Cliffs resort in the Algarve Portugal. Hosting, organizing and delivering a week of preseason coaching with a team of coaches for the Downes School, Berkshire at the Pine Cliffs Resort Portgual.

January 2018 – Present Director/Coach Better Tennis, National Tennis Centre and Barn Elms

 Delivering all day tennis camps with fellow coach/director Rob East. Standardizing groups, training coaches into the delivery of the camp program. Ensuring every child feels welcome, also that every parent is happy and camp retention is achievable. Delivering performance individual lessons at the National centre to junior performance players, quarterly period training and goal setting. Leading red and yellow ball group sessions. Delivering weekly individual lessons to regional and national players.

 July 2016 – January 2018: Senior coach Annabel Croft Academy National Tennis Centre Roehampton

Senior coach on the academy at one of the world’s top training centres. Working in a strong team delivering performance sessions to all mini players red, orange and green. Providing individual lessons to performance players and long term player planning. Planning and leading coaches/tennis camp’s with up to 50 children and a team of 10 coaches.

 August 2014 August 2015:  Head Coach, the Wimbledon Club

 Responsible for the adult tennis program at one of the most famous tennis clubs in the world. Running the clubs Men’s team training sessions. Running the clubs social mix- ins twice weekly with up to 50 social players at a time. Taking weekly sign up drill sessions and coffee mornings. Organizing American tournaments every six weeks and organizing the clubs box leagues. Also coaching mini red, orange and green every week. Contacting and recruiting London companies for corporate events/sales and delivering these events, Selling the club to businesses and boosting the club’s membership.

September 2006 August 2014:  Senior Tennis Professional, at the Roehampton Club.                     Roehampton Lane, London

 Tennis Pro at one of London’s biggest and exclusive clubs with over 30 tennis courts. Teaching Adults and Children of all standards, in both individual and group lessons. Lead coach on the junior performance academy players, Organising regular tournaments and social evenings. Organizing corporate entertainments to London Company’s and celebrities. Maintaining the highest standard of professionalism within the elite coaching team.

 Winter 2005 September 2006: Rackets Professional, Next Gen Hatfield, Hertfordshire

 Full time Pro at Europe’s largest Health and Racket club, coaching daily adult group/private lessons, as well as mini red, orange, green and junior squad coaching. Coaching intensive men’s team drills sessions. Organising men’s, ladies, mixed and junior tournaments. Hosting/running social evenings weekly, working closely with Rackets manager Greg Whitecross former coach to Mark Philippoussis, lleyton Hewitt, Wayne Arthur and other pro’s in a team environment.

 Summer/Spring 2004-2005: Sunsail World wide Holidays  Tennis Coach/Consultant, Lefkas Greece,  Antigua West Indies

 Helping Sunsail build their first year of tennis, creating and timetabling a program of tennis for their exclusive clientele. Training coaches with innovative techniques to help Build their reputation and sell their packages as a leading tennis holiday company as well as one of the world’s best sailing resort company’s by providing excellent customer service care and coaching.

Spring/summer 2004:  Mark Warner Beach Resorts Head Coach, Kos Greece                                                                                                     Supervising the daily running of an 11-court centre (9 Plexipave and 2 artificial grass). Ensuring all 8 coaches develop knowledge through consistent staff training. Organization of tournaments, running social evenings and presenting award ceremonies. Running all financial aspects of the tennis centre voted Ace magazine’s number one tennis centre in the Med. Selling the tennis centre’s tennis package weekly, meeting and beating sales targets. Voted no.1 tennis centre in the Medd whilst Head Coach in 2004.               

 Spring 2004: Windmill Hill Golf and Tennis Academy Tennis Pro, East Sussex England

Delivering intensive 5-day improvement courses to all player levels. Incorporating video analysis to improve technique and improve strategy. Co-coordinating with a large team of coaches effectively to maintain synergy in a fast paced resort. Interacting with guests at all times maintaining a positive friendly atmosphere at England’s leading prestigious golf and tennis academies.

Spring/Summers 2002/2003: Mark Warner Beach Resorts Tennis Manager, Italy and Corsica                                                                                                                                                                                   

Administration of the tennis centre and all activities including accounts, instruction, clinics, tournaments, social evenings and programming lessons for up to 75 players a day. Supervision of the centre (3 hard courts) and 4 coaches. Meeting sales targets, working closely with resort manager to prepare budget and formulate goals for success. Performing weekly duty manager shifts for responsibility of the hotel. Goal setting personal and work targets for the tennis coaches weekly to correlate appraisals and success.

 2000/2005:  Serviceline Management Staff  Ardingly West Sussex

 A company specialising in hotel recruitment, tennis camps, private schools coaching up to eighty children a day at tennis camps. Ensuring a safe and controlled learning environment is maintained. Coordinating with other team members, ensuring teenage participants have great fun and make lasting memories at the tennis camps.

2000/2003:  Court Sports Racket Specialist Shops/Exeter  Assistant Manager

 The South West’s leading rackets sports specialists shops. Daily opening and closing of the store, cash handling, handling customer queries and complaints. Selling directly to customers and giving expert advice on rackets, shoes, clothes.


Playing Achievements

Semi Finals Hilton Head $25,000 South Carolina Championships

National Finalist Midland Bank Championships, Nottingham

Regional Player representing Gloucestershire

Winner and Captain of the Sussex public schools Championship three years in a row




















I have worked under Alex’s management as a tennis coach in Europe and have also employed Alex as a coach whilst teaching at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire. Alex’s tennis experience is clearly very extensive and I know that he will be a fantastic addition to any tennis program. I have seen Alex be equally comfortably coaching students of different ages and abilities, ranging from National Junior players to introducing young students to the sport. His preparation demonstrates thoughtful planning and progression. His style of coaching is a collaborative, reciprocal style, demanding interaction with the students and encouraging them to stretch themselves and really think about what it is they are learning. He has a very relaxed, calm demeanor in his delivery, but underneath there is a steeliness, which ensures that progress is swift. He is a very determined, committed individual who is thoroughly reliable, supportive, and understands the need to be tolerant of others. Alex is a highly skilled professional, with an in depth knowledge of every aspect of the sport. He possesses all the right qualities of a very effective coach and colleague. He has a very good rapport with his students, and they demonstrate a great deal of respect for him. He has a tremendous sense of humour, which endears him to his students and colleagues alike. He works very well with a team and brings a positive approach to the envoirment he is involved with. Alex is a highly respected coach amongst his peers and is at ease managing staff and whole tennis programs. I have no hesitation in supporting Alex be it tutoring coaches, training tennis teams or working with professional players. Yours faithfully, Steve Brenchley (Director of Sport)

Stephen Brenchley, Director of sport Epsom


To whom it may concern, Re. Alex Harvey Alex is a popular coach who is able to add a blend of fun and humour to his sessions - he will appeal to a broad range of ages/abilities and is an adaptable and experienced coach. I met him when I was the Tennis Director of the Roehampton club, I was sorry for him to leave the team, but very happy he then gained the position of Head coach at the Wimbledon club. These qualities were perfectly displayed when he delivered a Doubles Drills course for the RPT I attended – he was able to deliver an informative, fast-moving and enjoyable course that tailored to a wide range of coaches which is not easy. He provided us with drills that were new to us all and were very challenging. Kind Regards, Danny Sitton Sports Executive

Danny Sitton, Tennis Director, The Hurlingham Club


Rodica Nedescu Re: Tennis Coach – Mr Alex Harvey I am delighted to be in position to express my gratitude as a parent for the work, expertise and patience Alex has showed towards my son for almost 4 years. My son has started to have a serious interest in tennis at about 8 years old and from 8.5 years he attended the tennis classes in groups twice/week and 1:1 with Alex. We have realised because he started later than other kids who probably started to play tennis at 4-5 years old he needed more input and training. Initially he trained 8-10 hours /week in 1:1 classes. It has been a process that our entire family cherish for life as Alex managed to install in my son not only the tennis foundation skills needed but the confidence that a tennis player needs in order to believe in himself to progress. He started to compete in Orange ball competitions after 9 competitions he attended he managed to be in 3 finals and win a tournament. We realised he loves tennis and we need to consider a different pathway for him. We decided to take him to the best tennis Academy in the world which is IMG – Nick Bolletieri (10 no 1 in APT/WTA) to have their coaches assess what level our son is at 9.5 years after a very intensive training programme with Alex. Their report was very good and our son was praised mostly for his technical skills and correct technique used on the main shots. Of course he needed to improve on fitness, his serve and other areas like every junior, but the base was strongly in the right place which gave us confidence this is something he wants to do. Next year we spent a week at Rafa Nadal’s Academy which he truly enjoyed it and cemented our belief that he will need to take his tennis further. Having been to both of these World class facilities we strongly believe Alex has technically been the best coach we have come across. Alex’s input and more importantly care towards junior development process for players to develop as a complete player building up resilience, confidence not only tennis skills are resonating with my son for life. He, his grandmother and I are forever grateful for Alex’s time and dedication to the profession of bringing new talent to accomplish their dreams in their athlete career. My son has attended an assessment camp this summer at David Ferrer Tennis Academy in Alicante and has been deemed suitable to enrol in a full time pro- programme combined with a school programme in a private British School which has worked with David’s Team in creating a special academic programme for young athletes. He is the youngest full time athlete in David Ferrer Academy starting this autumn (1 month ago) at 11 years 11months old. The rest are 13 and above. It is a gruelling programme designed for the fittest, but after 2 weeks all the coaches are praising him for his dedication, his technique and desire to work hard. All that has been achieved through almost 4 years of training with Alex in the long 1:1 sessions and long discussions about his approach to tennis life, competitions and desire to succeed. We will be forever grateful and regardless how far our son may develop or not we will aim to keep in contact with Alex and see him and attend his group classes which are very enjoyable every time my son will visit London. Should you require further details do not hesitate to contact me. Yours sincerely, Rodica Nedescu (mother)

Rodica Nedescu