Coaches

Meet The Team
Nick Andrews UKCC 4 | Director of Tennis
LTA Senior Performance Coach
RPT European Professional/Academy Professional

Nick is Director of South Coast Tennis. He was a former county/regional player and trained with the likes of Martin Lee (World ranked top 100).

With 20 years of coaching experience, Nick works with players from complete beginners who are just starting out to world ranked players on the circuit.

Nick runs extensive coaching programmes for juniors and adults of all standards at Cross In Hand LTC & Cooden Beach Sports and Social Club. He runs various school coaching programmes in the Bexhill area & Heathfield area.

Nick is available for junior and adult individual coaching at both Cross In Hand LTC & Cooden Beach Sports and Social Club. Please call 07790 037030

Paul Dent | Head-Pro Cross In Hand LTC
LTA Senior Performance Coach / MSc. PGCHE

Paul joined the team at cross in hand in 2012 after many years coaching in Hertfordshire.

He is an accredited sport psychologist having worked with London Wasps, GB mens hockey team in preparation for the Athens 2004 Olympics and with a number of Olympic platform divers including a silver medal winner. He brings a wealth of experience in terms of coaching having completed his CCA in 1987 and upgraded to a senior performance coach (level 4) in 2010. He has worked with County and Regional players including two that are now on the world circuit.

Paul will focus mainly on the academy players and is available for adult and junior coaching at Cross In Hand LTC.

Contact Paul with regards to coaching at Cross In Hand : 07973 751462

Darren Linegar | Assistant Professional
LTA CCA (UKCC Level 4) Registered coach

Darren joins South Coast Tennis bringing with him a wealth of experience in coaching all ages and abilities along with previous South Coast Tennis experience working at Wickwoods Heatlh Club in West Sussex for two of his 15 year coaching career.

He has previously worked at Mayfield Tennis Club, David Lloyd Eastbourne and in 2010 helped train Brighton University sports coaching students.

Darren is available for individual adult and junior coaching of all abilities at Cross In Hand Tennis Club.

Rita Carter | Assistant Professional
LTA (UKCC2) Registered coach

Rita has been with South Coast Tennis since 2010, quickly establishing herself amongst the team.

Rita has helped deliver the schools outreach programme in the Heathfield & Horam area and currently coaches at Cross In Hand & at Mayfield St Leonards School for Girls.

Izzie Standivan | Assistant Professional
LTA (UKCC2) Registered coach

Izzie was one of our promising junior players, training with SCT from the age of nine. She was a member of our performance squad at Cooden Beach SSC & competed at county level. She has been Ladies Singles, Ladies Doubles & Mixed Doubles Champion at Cooden Beach SSC.

Izzie became a tennis leader at 15, assisted with the tennis camps and junior coaching and has gone on and taken her LTA level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications. At present Izzie coaches mini-tennis and beginner/Intermediate adults

Izzie is available for coaching at Cooden Beach SSC

Dan Watt | Assistant Professional
LTA (UKCC2) Registered coach

Dan joined us as a full time coach in 2017. He too, was one of our promising junior players training with SCT performance squad at Cooden Beach SSC & competed at county level. Dan has been Mens Singles Champion 3 year running, Mens Doubles & Mixed Doubles Champion at Cooden Beach SSC.

Dan became a tennis leader at 15, assisted with the tennis camps and junior coaching and has gone on and taken his LTA level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications. Dan is in the process of taking his level 3 Club Coach award. He is available for coaching mini-tennis, beginner/Intermediate level adults and juniors at Mayfield St Leonards School, Cross In Hand LTC & Cooden Beach SSC.