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The Coaching Team
Our Team is made up of coaches and lots of tennis leaders.


                          James Harding - Head Coach and Head of Performance LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach 

James has been coaching Since 2002 and has worked within various club within Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. James Coaches the performance and invitational groups at Caunton and works with those children who aspire to a high club or county level and above. James is currently working with many of our juniors who are part of the Notts County training team. He was awarded the 'Nottinghamshire Coach of Year' award for 2016, 2018, and 2020. 

James is currently the Notts Under 9s county captain. James also represented his University 1st team in division 1 tennis.

James is available for individual lessons.

Zeferino Antonio-LTA Level 3 Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach


Zef is a Level 3 coach and is a graduate from Nottingham Trent University where he studied Coaching and Sport Science. Zef played at county level as a junior and represented both college and university 1st teams in BUCS. 

Zef coaches performance and invitational groups alongside other groups and individual lessons.

Zef is also the Nottinghamshire County Captain/ Coach for the Girls 12 and under county team.

Zef is available for individual lessons.

Zef is available for strength and conditioning individual sessions


Jon Penney- LTA Level 3 Coach


Jon is a Level 3 coach and works with our mini tennis players, older juniors and adults. Jon also runs one of the our cardio tennis sessions which are a great fun for adults. Jon is an experienced coach at working within schools and Nurseries.

Jon is available for individual lessons.

Maria Cotton-LTA Level 3 Coach


Maria is a Level 3 coach and has come through our coaching programme as a junior and has now joined the coaching team . As a player she achieved junior county level and represented Nottinghamshire.  She has

undertaken her Coaching courses through the LTA along with our guidance and now coaches juniors and adults.

Maria is available for individual lessons.

James Thompson-LTA Level 2 Coach


James is an LTA Level 2 Coach and has been here with us at Caunton for around 15 years when he stared playing as a young junior. He is now starting his level 3 and looking to move up the coaching levels and become a full time coach. He has competed for our Men’s and Mixed tennis teams.  

Annabel Bird-LTA Level 3 Coach


Annabel is an LTA Level 3 Coach who has been playing tennis since the age of 5. She plays regular competitions and has represented Nottinghamshire at Tennis. She won the ‘Road to Wimbledon’ event in 2019 and got to play at Wimbledon and made it through to the last 16. She has also won County doubles titles in 2018 and 2021. Annabel is a level 3 Coach and is looking to become a full time coach in the future.

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