Wimbledon Park Tennis Academy Coaching Team 

Players attending classes at the Wimbledon Park Tennis Academy will receive high quality coaching from all of our teaching professionals. As well as our senior coaching staff, we aim to recruit coaches who are energetic, passionate about the game of tennis and have experience of working with similar players for each class on offer.

All of our coaches are LTA accredited+ (plus) professionals which means that they have achieved a minimum of a Level 3 qualification (there are 5 in total) and have undergone continuous professional development to keep their accreditation in place every year. Their accreditation also includes safeguarding, insurance and first aid allowing you piece of mind on court whilst you practice or your children take part in one of our classes. 








Steve Cockell - Founder & Director of Coaching 

Steve is a Level 4 Accredited + tennis coach who has been a teaching professional for nearly 25 years. Most of this time has been spent working in SW London where he has worked at clubs across Surrey and Middlesex. Steve was a high level junior player culminating in a scholarship to the University of North Alabama when he was 18. He then went on to represent his county at senior level and most recently reached the over 35 national championships final finishing as runner up.

Steve has combined his love of tennis and sport in general with a passion for setting up new initiatives and businesses. He has over 15 years experience of running his own companies with 3 successful start up operations undertaken since 2002. Live Love Sport is the latest of these and aims to deliver his passion for high quality coaching across a number of different sports and venues in SW London. 

You can reach Steve directly at steve@livelovesport.com  






Ross Grover - Senior WPTA Coach 

Ross joined the WPTA from its conception in 2018 and has been working tirelessly to help build the program ever since. Ross is a Level 3 Accredited + tennis coach with over 15 years of teaching experience in the London area. During this time, Ross has managed to gain an excellent reputation for teaching a wide range of standards of players - he just as at home teaching beginner adult classes as he is in an advanced performance set up. 

Ross enjoyed a high level junior playing career managing to play for his county and then compete at various age groups up to a national level. He combined his love of playing tennis with his passion for football which he still clearly has via his beloved Liverpool FC.

Ross can be reached via WPTA@livelovesport.com  










Ollie Brown - Teaching Professional 

Ollie had been with the WPTA for the last 2 years and is a Level 3 Accredited + tennis coach. He has been teaching tennis for over 5 years having started out working with very young players in his role at Teddy Tennis - a number of our players have been having tennis lessons with Ollie since they were 2 years old. As a result of this training, Ollie has developed a very patient and nurturing approach to his coaching which is very welcoming for players that are new to the game of tennis.

Ollie played competitive tennis for his club as a junior and is still a strong tennis player allowing him to offer advice to a range of players at various levels. Outside of teaching, he loves his time on holiday and hanging out with this friends.

Ollie can be reached at WPTA@livelovesport.com 











Andre Perreira - Teaching Professional 

Andre is one of the WPTA newest coaches, arriving from Portugal in spring 2020 just before the first lockdown! He is a very experienced tennis coach with over 20 years of coaching experience in his native home near Lisbon where he has enjoyed working at a high level club for most of his time as a coach. 

Andre is currently finishing his Level 3 Accreditation and will be an Accredited + coach by the end of 2020. His coaching will back up a very high level playing career as a junior where he managed to get a highest ranking of No.4 in the whole of Portugal! This allows him to offer high quality advice to every player that is looking to improve their game, especially players who are looking to build better competitive levels with their play.

Andre currently lives in North London with his girlfriend and travels to Wimbledon Park for his work during weekdays. Outside of tennis he loves to discover his new home with walks around London and of course, he loves football when he gets a chance to watch it!

Andre can be reached via WPTA@livelovesport.com