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.

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!

Ed Keegan: We are delighted to introduce Ed Keegan to the tennis coaching team at DTSC. He brings a vast amount of playing experience and enthusiasm to the role. Ed has been a member of DTSC since mini tennis, famously winning the Dorset Team Tennis league in the under 8's. Since that success he has proudly represented the club throughout all the junior age groups and is currently an integral member of both the Men's first team and Mixed first team who compete in the Dorset Division 1 leagues. He has been part of the Dorset U18 training set up as a player and holds the position of junior rep on the tennis committee. Ed is currently the Mens doubles champion at the club. Ed has been assisting with tennis coaching for the past 5 years and has already had notable success with the junior players. He has completed the LTA and RPT Tennis qualifications and is now excited to build on the development of players of all ages. We wish him the very best in his new role.

For Tennis Coaching enquiries please contact:

Michael Willemse on 07597 613244 or email: headcoach@dorchestertennisclub.co.uk

Please click on the links below for more detailed information about our comprehensive tennis coaching programme.  

Adult Tennis

Tennis Coaching Programme

Mini (5-10 years old) and Junior Tennis (11-18 years old)  

 

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