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Josh Whiteman - Tennis Coach

United Kingdom

Josh Whiteman

Josh has over 10 years of coaching experience and is considered an industry expert in teaching 2-11 year olds. He worked for over 5 years at the AELTC and has since started his own program using the Teddy Tennis franchise. After the first 5 years Josh’s Teddy Tennis franchise now runs in over 100 schools and teaches 1500+ children aged 2-11 years every week.



LTA level 3

LTA licenced coach

First aid trained

DBS cleared

Child protection qualification

Fire monitor

Coaching times & fees

Group and Individual lessons start from £50 an hour.

Very limited availability

Further information

Teddy Tennis

The Teddy Tennis franchise gave me the tools to create a vibrant tennis program that is inspiring a generation of children to get active and play tennis.

Teddy Tennis

Teddy Tennis is a great way to introduce a children’s program into your club or to enhance your existing program. Check out the video to see what makes Teddy Tennis so special.

To see more about Teddy Tennis and to see more about a potential franchise, please click here…

Here are some photos of our Teddy Tennis cub cadets in action!


Josh first started coaching at the age of 17. Having been a part of the world renown Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative as a player, as soon as Josh achieved his coaching qualifications he started coaching on the scheme. He was then a regular coach on the WJTI, which is based at the famous All England Lawn Tennis Club, throughout university and after.

During university Josh represented and went on to captain the men’s 1st team for Bournemouth university. He also joined the International Club (IC) representing the IC of Great Britain in many fixtures. At the end of Josh’s time studying for a Sport Management degree he joined the Teddy Tennis team and started his own franchise.

Josh invested in the exclusive rights to start a Teddy Tennis Franchise in the London Borough of Kingston and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Since then he has been establishing and growing Teddy Tennis in these areas. Josh has since merged his franchises and now manages six in total across the SW of London.

The franchises now teach over 1500 children a week and Josh manages a team of 11 full time coaches. The brand uses music, pictures and Teddy Bear stories to keep the younger children engaged and enthralled with the Teddy Tennis lessons. It has been a major hit in over 100 schools and nurseries within the South West of London.

Josh’s business has run the most successful franchises in the continuously growing, worldwide, company that is Teddy Tennis.




I must say how impressed we all are at Maple Infants’ with the reliability, punctuality, professionalism and enthusiasm of all the coaches. In particular Josh ‘bear’ who is extremely popular with all the children and staff!

Catherine Ashwell - Maple Infants school


"Thanks for taking the class and being great with the kids. The main thing at this stage is that they all feel included and welcome at Teddy Tennis. Without having fun no learning would take place. The coach makes all the difference."

Grant Maclean - Teddy Tennis Kingston


‘Our Children aged between 3-7 years have all progressed so well with their tennis skills since Teddy Tennis was introduced at Emberhurst. The Children LOVE Teddy tennis Days at School and are so excited to get involved in the fun and games that the Teddy Tennis Team have to offer when they come in. Josh and his team are fantastic with the Children and do a brilliant job at nurturing all ages and supporting all abilities’

Pam Chadwick - Emberhurst school