Our Sheffield tennis coaching team of Dave Marray & Jason Torpey have worked extensively in creating a tennis programme for everyone. Whether you are young or old, beginner or advanced we hope you will have an enjoyable time and get the most out of your membership. There are separate Notice Boards for men, ladies & juniors so it is easy to find the activities that you wish to join. The following briefly outlines available coaching but for full details as to lesson structures, times and dates please visit the academy website at  

New Members Evening

All new members are invited to our new members evening which is held once a month and led by our coaching team. The evening offers the opportunity to meet other new members, be assessed by one of our qualified coaches and offers the chance to ask any questions you may have about your membership and the activities on offer at the Hallamshire.

Performance Tennis

Performance players at the club are under the supervision of head performance coach, Dave Marray, and his team. Players are given their own personalised programme to incorporate tournament scheduling, personalised fitness programmes, advanced hitting programmes, nutrition and dietary advice, sports psychology, video analysis sessions and individual coaching from one of the performance coaches. Every performance player is unique and therefore requires their own personalised programme, which will maximise their potential.

The decision as to whether a player is of a performance standard or not is made by Dave Marray. He is committed to creating a more professional culture amongst the players. The new structure will improve player development and allow them to maximise their potential.


Hallamshire is committed to providing opportunities to play tennis for players of all ages and abilities. Every new member should take advantage of our new members evening led by one of the Club's qualified coaches. The coach will give them a rating, give them details of upcoming events and help them feel a part of the Club.

Junior Tennis Coaching

At Hallamshire, our team of coaches are dedicated to offer the highest quality in junior coaching. Our junior tennis coaching programme starts at age 4 all the way up to 18 and works to our colour rating system. 4-9yrs are started in mini tennis with the use of modified tennis balls (see LTA mini tennis leaflet), while 9+yrs will be involved in tennis using a traditional tennis ball.

Our junior programme leaflet (download) outlines everything you need to know about junior coaching. All events and internal tournaments are colour coded so that players can compete at their own level within the club.