Coach Biographies

Ben Barnes

Ben has always had a deep love for sport and now enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for tennis with his students. As a colt, Ben played county and divisional rugby before returning to the OAs, his childhood club, after university and quickly became involved with OA tennis. He started coaching at the OAs in 2005 and is proud that many of his current students have been attending his classes since then. Ben has dual LTA and PTR qualifications and enjoys coaching players of all standards.


Laura Collins

Laura is a former professional tennis player and played on the futures and challenger circuits for 5 years.  She has played and coached in South Africa and Spain and has coached players of all ages and standards.  Laura is a licensed LTA Coach with a current CRB and qualified First Aider.

At OA’s, Laura plans to build a thriving adult and junior section; running regular weekly coaching sessions for adult members, junior members and non-members, and of course private lessons either one to one or in small groups.

Laura will be running:

  • Mini Tennis squad for children aged 5 – 10 years – Wednesday 4.30 pm – 5.15 pm
  • Junior Tennis squad for ages 11 – 16 years – Wednesday 5.15 pm – 6.15 pm
  • Cardio Tennis for Adults – Wednesday 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
  • Coaching for all ages also available Mondays to Sundays

Laura can be contacted on Tel. No. 07590 030006