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A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Tom Allsopp and Jonny Marray (2012 Wimbledon Doubles Champion) winning the Under 18's Yorkshire Championships.

My Playing Experience 

I have been involved with tennis since before I could walk. My parents met each other playing tennis as teenagers and still play regularly to this day. They dedicated a lot of time and energy driving me around the country to train and compete. Curiously, despite their support and tennis knowledge, they never coached me, but they inspired me and gave me the opportunity to play this great sport. 

I grew up playing tennis in England, and found success playing the junior circuit and competing for my county. I’ve had so many valuable experiences as a player, from spending a year playing club tennis in Australia, to training daily with Jonny Marry (2012 Wimbledon doubles champion), to being a hitting partner for Lisa Reymond while she was the #1 doubles player in the world. As a player and coach, I enjoy the open nature of the sport, where each shot requires creativity and decision making skills to adapt mentally and physically to unpredictable and ever-changing situations. 

My Coaching Qualifications

I have been coaching professionally for over 20 years, on three continents: England, Australia, and America. I have helped over 25 players to play college tennis, and helped many gain scholarships to D1 schools. I have coached several professional players, but some of my proudest moments are seeing novice players become passionate about the sport as they develop the skills to play on their high school or club teams. 

Although I have USTA and LTA qualification, I learned the most about coaching by having Keith Reynolds as my mentor over the last 24 years. Keith has coached 29 UK national champions, and is the leading expert in training coaches across Europe. He helped me understand the skills required to play great tennis, and how to develop these skills within each individual player I work with. I am about to release my first book, endorsed by Keith, which explains my philosophy and methods of coaching tennis.

My Coaching Methods - Working With You, Not On You

After 20 years of coaching it has become easy for me to understand the ideal mechanics of each tennis stroke. However, effective tennis coaching is not about attempting to teach the ideal technique. Achieving real improvement requires working with each individual to help them develop their own unique strokes and skills. My talent is to understand how each player mentally and physically performs a particular shot. I can replicate these movements to better understand their game and demonstrate how to make specific adjustments.  

Most people find me after they’ve gone down the YouTube rabbit hole of tennis videos. Online tennis coaches show the ideal way for executing shots, but bridging the gap from your current strokes to more technically sound strokes requires making the appropriate incremental adjustments. Regardless of your level or long term goals, I believe that making incremental adjustments, rather than radical changes, is the most efficient and effective way to improve technique. Furthermore, being able to make adjustments while playing your best tennis allows you to gain confidence and develop more skills from competing at your highest level. 

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TESTIMONIALS

Hey Tom – just wanted to give you an update on the league I was competing in – this is my 4th year doing it and Ive been in the same division (3.5/4.0 ish).  I’ve been crushed – like 2-10 every single year – until this season. I did very well and just beat a solid player in the semis and I’m on to the finals.  A massive thanks to you – I attribute a level boost to all the video correspondence we have done. I owe you a nice write up / ref for your website – will put that together.  All the best – Jay (I asked Jay if I could use this as his review)

Jay
New York

After working with Tom for just one month my forehand improved far more than months of instruction at my local tennis club.  My form was terrible for years because no one ever pointed out what I was doing wrong and how I could improve.  By making small tweaks to my technique, I drastically improved the consistency and power of my ground strokes. Would highly recommend!

Steve
California

We have been using Tom’s video analysis and online zoom coaching services for 10 months now and cannot recommend Tom highly enough. Tom provides the ability to pick apart strokes at a fundamental biomechanical level so you know why shots are working and why they are not. The reason we have been working with Tom is that it is very easy to develop shots that work at one level but when players step up subtle flaws become exposed and it is so much harder to unpick the problem once the fault has become embedded in muscle memory. By ensuring the strokes are fundamentally sound at the outset we have confidence that the platform is there for the future. If you are serious about developing the best technique you can, Tom is the coach for you!

Spencer
New Zealand
Tom has been a great help to me in rebuilding my forehand. I’ve been looking for a teacher for years who can explain to me how the stroke works from a biomechanical point of view, and that’s exactly the resource Tom has been able to bring.
The stroke has felt better every week, which means that the strike is cleaner, I have more power, and I’m doing all of this with less effort. I continue to work with Tom to improve all of my strokes.
Marc
London
It’s rare that you come across a standout coach like Tom. He stands out above the rest with his tennis acumen coupled with his exceptional communication skills. I had the pleasure of working with Tom for two months to improve my forehand and serve It was through this experience that I got to see Tom in his area of expertise – identifying the key technical flaws and formulating innovative yet the most practical solution to improve your strokes.
Beyond his ability to provide you with exceptional coaching, Tom was always available to chat and was extremely friendly and generous with his time.
Tom has earned my highest respect during our time working together and I’m absolutely certain that he will earn yours as well.
Sean
Oakland

I coach a boys tennis team in Charlotte, NC and we have been using TPA Tennis video analysis services to help in the development of our high performance kids. Tom has been a tremendous value in providing detailed analysis of our matches. We find his analysis to be very professional and insightful and a good complement to our on-court live instruction and coaching. Tom has a great understanding of the learning process and how to efficiently and effectively help players.

Kyle Williams
Coach, Charlotte, NC

I’ve been hitting for about 10 years just for fun and decided to make an honest attempt at getting better. I came across Tom’s videos on YouTube and found the general videos he made really helpful but it wasn’t until I contacted him and took his online coaching where he would help me specifically and mate…. he knows his sh*t!

In 6 weeks I’m easily a better player with much more tools and really looking forward to working with Tom over the next 6 months to a year to see what we can cook up together.

Jermaine
New Zealand

Sometimes as coaches we can get caught up in only addressing stroke production. Tom not only looks at the big picture, his teaching philosophy outlines how one thing influences another. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces fit perfectly. It makes it easy for the coach, and easy for the student to understand how to become better. I would strongly suggest that anyone that wants to improve as a coach contact Tom Allsopp.

John Carrizosa
PVTC Pro and Director of Junior Development

Tom is truly a professional tennis coach. ‘Professional’ implies dedication, efficiency, creativity, and a genuine relationship with their profession. Tom is not a replacement ‘ball feeding machine with a voice’. He is an accomplished student of the game, continually investigating methods of how to help others learn, ever more quickly to become a genuine game playing tennis player. Tom cares about his players and the game. He is the real deal and the best value coach in town.

Keith Reynolds
ATP Tour Coach and author of "The Tennis Coach's Toolkit"

Tom and I started discussing tennis coaching methods about 3 years ago. He understands the skills that are required to play this game and how to effectively teach them. It’s a refreshing change from basket feeding and generic technical jargon. I would really encourage any parent, player or coach to contact Tom to see how he can help you. You will definitely learn many things that are not easily available or often discussed. I will continue to reach out to Tom as I improve my coaching and the coaching of others around me.

Rob Isaacs
Director of competitive tennis at HPTA, Philadelphia
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