Hyde Park Coaches


If you fancy some one-on-one, individual coaching then Private Lessons are the one for you! The perfect setting to really improve technique and tactical play, our experienced top tier coaches offer individual coaching across all of our London centres.

These private lessons are open to Adults, Juniors and Mini tennis players with personal, tailored coaching offered to suit and improve your game.

All payments are made directly to the coach, and prices include hourly court hire. An additional floodlight fee of £6 per hour will apply, if applicable.

Lessons are for one player, with charges applying for additional players: £5 per extra player (max 4 players). Groups of 5 or more should be arranged via Will to Win. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice are liable for payment in full.

Steve Riley – Director of Coaching

Qualifications: LTA Level 5 Master Performance Coach, British Padel Level 1 Coach
Contact: 07957 110403, steveriley@willtowin.co.uk
Rate: £60 per hour (Tennis); £60 per hour (Padel)
Availability: Monday – Friday
Language(s) Spoken: English, French, Arabic

Steve is the Director of Coaching and Founder of Will to Win and is a highly qualified & experienced tennis coach. Possessing the highest LTA qualification (Level 5), Steve tailors individual sessions to suit the player’s playing style and standard, believing technical coaching can be imparted in a simple way through a variety of verbal, visual & mental methods. Although his availability is limited, primarily weekday mornings, Steve enjoys coaching players of all ages & ability levels and strives to make all his lessons challenging & fun. Steve is also a member of British Padel and is qualified padel coach, focusing on Learners (7.0) and Beginners (6.0).
Steve Riley is current Queens Club age group Champion and Middlesex player of the year!

Mark Crowder – Head Coach

Qualifications: PTR Pro, TSA
Contact: 07887 568974, markcrowder@willtowin.co.uk
Rate: £50 per hour
Availability: Monday – Saturday
Language(s) Spoken: English

With 15 years of coaching experience, Mark is a highly experienced coach and leads the team at Will to Win Hyde Park. Originally from South Africa, he played competitively at the junior level and has coached at tennis centres & sports clubs across the UK and abroad.  Mark enjoys coaching players of all ages and ability levels in both individual and group sessions.

Nitish Raj

Qualifications: LTA Level 3, PTR Pro, ITF Advanced Coach, RPT Pro
Contact: 07917 672386, neo_raaj@yahoo.co.in
Rate: £50 per hour
Availability: Monday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Language(s) Spoken: English

Nitish is a highly decorated competitive player and qualified coach.  A former Indian Davis Cup & world-ranked junior player, Nitish has over 12 years professional experience coaching juniors, adults & team tennis, including Indian & Sri Lankan Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup players.  Nitish is a qualified Cardio Tennis instructor who can help you enjoy tennis and improve your game, bringing energy & enthusiasm to all his lessons.  He is professional, fun & motivate and loves to work with all playing standards.

Steve O’Shea

Qualifications: LTA Level 3 Coach, PTR Pro
Contact: 07930 346739, stevenoshea1@mail.com
Rate: £50 per hour
Availability: Saturday
Language(s) Spoken: English

Steve played competitive tennis as a junior throughout the UK and has over 20 years of professional coaching experience.  Highly qualified and experienced, Steve enjoys coaching individuals and groups of all ages & abilities.

Paul Sullivan

Qualifications: LTA Level 3 Coach
Contact: 07951 727727, paulsulltennis@btinternet.com
Rate: £50 per hour
Availability: Monday – Saturday
Language(s) Spoken: English

A former world-ranked junior player, Paul has many years of international coaching and playing experience and has represented Middlesex County at both junior & senior levels.  Paul is a motivated technical & tactical coach for all levels and enjoys coaching individual and group sessions.

Falid Shahin

Qualifications: LTA Level 3 Coach
Contact: 07946 686109, falidshahin@gmail.com
Rate: £50 per hour
Availability: Tuesday – Sunday
Language(s) Spoken: English, Arabic

Falid is a qualified and dedicated coach with 12 years professional coaching experience across the UK, USA and France. With a playing and coaching background across a variety of sports, including football, Falid combines his multi-sport knowledge to offer a comprehensive coaching methodology that teaches children to be the best athletes possible.  He particularly enjoys coaching children of all ages and ability levels in group & individual sessions.

Luke Regan

Qualifications: LTA Level 4 Coach
Contact: 07910 064763, lwgregan@gmail.com
Rate: £50 per hour
Availability: Monday – Friday & Sunday
Language(s) Spoken: English

Luke is a LTA Level 4 coach with over 11 years of professional coaching experience. Luke began coaching at his home club in southeast London and has since coached adults & juniors of all abilities at numerous clubs in the London area.  Equally happy coaching juniors & adults from beginner to intermediate levels, Luke particularly enjoys teaching the serve, volleys and doubles strategy.

Additional Availability at Other Will to Win Centres

During busy periods, our WTW Hyde Park coaching staff may have limited availability for private lessons and instruction.  If you do not hear back from individual coaches, please call WTW Hyde Park Reception directly at 020 7262 3474, or try our nearby Will to Win centres at WTW Chiswick House Gardens (020 8994 1466) and WTW Regent’s Park (020 7486 4216).