About Us

The John Heuerman Tennis Academy was established in 1991 with a view to making tennis accessible to all the community. Our coaches pride themselves on creating a fun and enjoyable approach to tennis for all ages and abilities. All of our coaches are LTA Accredited and internationally qualified, they hold a current enhanced DBS check and are able to deliver group and 1:1 sessions. For more information on booking one of our coaches please email : tennisacademybookings@gmail.com

John Heuerman


John created his Tennis Academy in 1991 with a vision of making tennis accessible to the whole community while offering the highest level of instruction. John reached the highest level of US qualifications as well as completing his LTA exams and encourages the mixture of both when delivering his programmes. 

Steve Seffens

Head Coach


Steve PTR UK qualified and loves all levels of coaching from grass roots, schools tennis all the way through to performance tennis. Steve is the main point of contact for all things competition based, organising our Junior teams and matchplays at Hollybush.

Camilla Wimble


Originally working in our specialist shop in her teens and then progressing into coaching, Camilla has worked part-time and full time within the Academy for over the last 20 years. 

She is an LTA Accredited Coach and UK PTR Qualified.

Paul McDonagh


Paul has been with the Academy since its inception in 1991 as a trainee and is fully US and LTA qualified. Paul has vast experience in teaching and also has worked for several years within the pro shop. Paul also has a great passion for football and is qualified to UEFA B level and has managed Charlton Athletic ladies as well as locally. 

James Dunn


Joined the Academy in 2020 and experienced life in lockdown as a tennis coach. James and LTA Accredited and still competes at local level

Abi Henderson


Having had a passion for tennis since she was young, Abi started playing for the Tennis Academy when she was 4. She is now an adult and has now become the Academy's apprentice.

She is an LTA accredited Coach and is UK PTR Qualified

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Gerry Hart
Welfare Officer


Gerry has worked at our on site cafe - Hollybush Cafe for over the last 15 years. She is our welfare officer and should be the first point of contact for any welfare concerns. Please CLICK HERE TO EMAIL 


Safegaurding & Welfare At Hollybush Tennis Centre