Magdala Tennis Club


James Ockelford is our LTA level 3 coach. He is available for private lessons and runs some of our group coaching sessions. We have two other coaches - Edward Benson (LTA level2) and Pete Kirton (LTA level 2) and a assistant, Luke Sloan.


Wednesday evenings. Edward Benson and Luke Sloan will be running coaching sessions every Wednesday during summer 2017 between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.   The price for this is £4.00 per session for members and £5.00 for non-members.

Saturday mornings, 9.30-10.30 a.m.  This session is for those new to tennis who need or would like more practice before they come to  the 10.30 to 12.00 session.  The charge is £4.00 per session for members, £5.00 for non-members.

Saturday mornings, 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon.  Organized matches for juniors each Saturday.  This is for members and their guests (with a guest fee of £3) only and at no additional cost.


We are also running a programme for local schools (St Augustine's and Hollygirt). This is organised by James Ockelford



Beginners and improvers

Beginners / Improvers: Wednesdays 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm  - with Pete Kirton

Beginners / Improvers: Sundays 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm - with James Ockelford -  except for the 1st Sunday in the month, when there is social play for all 


Non members are welcome to join these sessions; new participants can join at any point.

Cost per session: Members £5.00; Non-members £7.50 


Coach profile

James Ockelford has played tennis all his life and has coached full-time between West Bridgford Tennis Club and Magdala for the last three years. He injects energy, passion and fun into his sessions. He currently gaining invaluable coaching experience by assisting one of the most experienced coaches in the country who has developed over 30 national and international players. He is professionally licensed and qualified, has taken part in numerous  LTA initiatives, has worked in schools and with Special Olympic Teams and organises tournaments.



Our coaches can be contacted as follows:

Edward Benson: by telephone on 0115 9312537 or 07982 915314, or click here to send him an email.

Pete Kirton: by telephone on 0115 8599495 or 07957 723402,  or click here to send him an email.

James Ockelford: by telephone on 07572 981313, or click here to send him an email.


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