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. 

Private Lessons with Steve cost £57 per hour including court fee (from September 2021). 

You can reach Steve directly for advice and information at steve@livelovesport.com  







Scott Wakefield (Head Coach) - Accredited + Level 4 

Scott has been working for WPTA for the last 6 months having moved back to the UK from 6 years in Cyprus. He is now taking on the role as Head Coach for WPTA and is officially a Wimbledon resident from mid August!

Scott brings a huge amount of experience to the coaching team having spent over 25 years working in the tennis coaching industry. He has been Head Coach at many clubs including Comptons, Oxshott and latterly Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus. He also has a prestigious playing background featuring numerous county titles while playing in his county of Hertfordshire as well as competing in many high level senior events. As a result, Scott is capable of teaching players from beginner level stages all the way up to high performance.

We hope you enjoy meeting and saying hi to Scott! He is a very approachable individual, especially if you want to talk about Liverpool FC, plus he loves sharing his knowledge about the current ATP and WTA tours and some players to watch out for!

Private Lessons with Scott cost £55 per hour including court fees. 

You can reach Scott directly for advice and information by emailing him directly at: scottwakefield50@gmail.com 







Lucas Browne - PTR Qualified Senior Coach 

Lucas joins WPTA from September 2021 and will be working on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays as well as covering some lessons throughout the week.

Lucas has been a teaching professional for over 20 years and has worked at many well respected venues including most recently at Oxshott Tennis Club for the last 7 years. He is highly regarded for his ability to work with younger players and build solid technical foundations for his players to build their game upon as well as making sessions fun and engaging.

Lucas also brings a high level of skills to the court from his playing background as a high level junior player. He is able to teach players up to a high standard of play for both adults and juniors and help more serious players with their performance goals.

Private Lessons with Lucas cost £55 per hour including court fees. 

You can reach Lucas directly for advice and information by emailing him directly at: lucasbrowne@yahoo.com 







Ed Aghion - PTR Qualified Assistant Coach 

Ed joins WPTA from October 2021 and will be working Monday to Saturday in our junior program and also delivering our new Tennis Express adult courses. 

Ed has come back to tennis coaching following a change of heart about his career during the last 6 months. Previously a high level junior player and qualified PTR coach, Ed has been recently working in the city but has decided to follow his passion for tennis and coaching as a full time career now. 

Ed will be taking both junior and adult groups in his schedule but is available for a range of 1:1 lessons including hitting sessions for those looking to work on their skills. These can be booked from £35-£50 per hour depending what players are looking for. There are also some introductory offers that Ed is running throughout the winter that might suit off peak players.

Private Lessons with Ed cost £50 per hour including court fees. 

You can reach Ed directly for advice and information by emailing him directly at: edaghion@hotmail.co.uk