Dorchester Tennis & Squash Club boasts a full tennis coaching programme, offering tennis coaching to people of all ages and abilities. All our coaches are LTA qualified and hold first aid and child safeguarding qualifications. The coaching programme is organised by our Head Coach Michael Willemse. Please see the coaching biographies below:
Michael Willemse: Michael has been the Head coach since summer 2019 and has steadily been developing all areas of the coaching programme. He studied PE at University and is a highly skilled coach, specialising in the development of juniors. Michael is a fully accredited and qualified LTA club coach who is hugely passionate to develop students into competitive tennis players. Together with his younger sibling Kevin, he organises a yearly tennis tour where players compete against other juniors in countries such as Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. He is an ex-professional basketball player, being a former Dutch national champion in the U19 age group and played professionally in the English Pro league. Michael lives locally with his young family who all love playing tennis.
Guy O’Neill: Guy joined Michael’s coaching team in September 2020. Guy is a fully qualified and accredited club coach who has held coaching positions in Egypt, Greece and at Exmouth Tennis Centre, focusing on Adult tennis. Guy has represented the South of Scotland in the County Cup, Dorchester’s 1st team and is a former men’s singles club champion. He possesses a deadly forehand and lives locally with his wife, daughter and three dogs.
Kevin Willemse: Kevin is a part-time coach who was our head coach from 2013-2016. He is an LTA qualified Performance coach who can be seen with the performance players at the club, having coached players from beginner to national level. Formerly ranked number 14 nationally (U13’s) in the Netherlands, he has been ranked number 1 in Dorset in the U16/U18 and Men’s categories. Kevin is the Men’s 1st team captain and has been a proud club member for 15 years!
For Tennis Coaching enquiries please contact:
Michael Willemse on 07597 613244 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the links below for more detailed information about our comprehensive tennis coaching programme.