I first meet Phil at University. He is a fantastic tennis coach and great with all his students, be it young children or competitive tennis players. I cannot recommend Phil (and Best Tennis) enough.
In April 2013, David M said:
Phil at Best Tennis is a great coach & great guy. I'd recommend him to anyone.
In February 2013, Shash W said:
Phil is fantastic with kids. He motivates all three of mine (ages 9,10 and 12) to play their best and keeps them challenged and having fun. Can't wait to try lessons myself sometime soon!
In September 2012, Lisa M said:
My daughters have have been receiving tennis lesson from Phillip for the past couple of years. Phillip is very patient and good with the young kids, providing excellent encouragement but most importantly he makes tennis fun and therefore the kids are very happy.
In August 2012, Sara D said:
I am not used to write comments but today, I felt that I need to do so as the position of Philip in Old Deer Park is in danger.
It is a formidable opportunity my son had to be able to learn and improve his tennis with Philip.
We started with my big one years ago, and Philip raised a confident tennis player and competition lover. His work is excellent, he knows how to work with children, they are always happy and focused. The courses run smoothly, with always encouragements and lovely way to congratulate them at the end of each session.
The tennis techniques of my son were improving (as witnessed on other grounds). Philip speaks with the kids about their tennis strengths and weaknesses, make them involved in their progress.
I was so happy that my little one will be with him this year.
I started with private courses because I thought it was better ( like any parent who thinks that private is the best), but it was no long that I discovered that Philip manage to deal with each child as if they were in a private lesson (with a different price).
I think that Philip master the management of these tennis courses, all over the year (term time and holidays) for our kids to grow good tennis player, tennis lover and more, tennis "connaisseurs", and I am sure it is not an easy task.
He wins and deserves all my respect and I am looking forward to be able to entrust the tennis future of my kids with him.
In August 2012, Mary W said:
My two daughters aged 5 and 6 have just completed a week's summer course with Phillip and had an amazing time. They have progressed from having never held a racket to really enjoying the challenge of hitting the ball. I hope this is just the start of their tennis experience. They are both really looking forward to more lessons with Phillip in the future.
In July 2012, Andrea B said:
My son loves playing tennis with Phil. He makes lessons fun for kids, but you can still see your kids' play improve day by day. Thank you, Phil!
In July 2012, David A said:
In rain and in sunshine Phil is a cool, calm and clear teacher. Always a good atmosphere and people respond well to him and his lessons. Thanks Phil - really enjoying playing tennis again. See you soon.
In July 2012, Liz S said:
My kids beg to go back for more lessons with Phil. He organises the lessons calmly and efficiently and the kids really respond to his fun but disciplined approach. They learn loads in a very enjoyable way. Phll you are doing a great job - thanks! Liz
In June 2012, Oisin S said:
Oisin loved your tennis lessons. He is still impressed that you don't stop even when it is raining (Oisin loves getting wet!). We look forward to the next course.
Alok (Oisin's Dad)
In May 2012, Paula and Alejandra M said:
My two daughters really enjoy their tennis lessons with Philips. He does them interesting and enjoyable for the children.
In May 2012, Katherine T said:
My 3 girls are really enjoying their tennis lessons with Philip. The lessons are a good mix of fun, skill and competition.
In May 2012, Sarah B said:
Tennis is now the love of my daughter's life thanks to Philip. She has also got so much better in such a short space of time.
In May 2012, Olga K said:
Phillip is a great coach; young, motivated and reliable, but most of all he knows his tennis! His lessons and courses are enjoyable as well as challenging.
I've been coached by him for nearly a year and even though I am moving away, I think I will still be coming down to Richmond for his great lessons.
In November 2011, Niamh W said:
My three year old son thoroughly enjoyed his summer tennis lessons at Deerpark with Philip. The classes were both fun and well structured and Philip interacted very well with the children.
In September 2011, barzilai Z said:
Our 2 boys went for a week of morning sessions with Philip and had a great time and made good progress with their tennis. We will be booking again. Many thanks
In September 2011, Wendy O said:
My son Ollie (4) has really enjoyed both weeks he has done the tennis camp with Philip - Easter and Summer. He also does a tennis course during term time but I actuallly feel he has achieved more enjoyment and guidance from these camps and despite some of the weather in the summer there were no complaints from Ollie to attend which speaks volumes!We are looking to book up again for half term, thanks Philip.
In September 2011, Lucy S said:
My six year old boys attended one of Philip's one week summer courses and not only improved greatly but really enjoyed thier week of tennis. Welldone Philip and we will definately book up in the future.
In August 2011, Jackie M said:
I could see a great improvement in both my sons (aged 11 and 13) tennis over the week and it was a shame that the course had to come to an end. Both really enjoyed having Phil as a coach and the comment from my 11 year old was 'Phil was the best coach they had ever had'. I will certainly be looking at future courses with Phil.
In August 2011, Lizzie K said:
My two boys, aged 4 and 6, both hugely enjoyed the mini-red course and got a great deal from it. Phil managed a mixed ability group extremely well and is a calm, encouraging and focused coach. Above all the sessions were full of fun and everyone came away smiling (especially when there were sweeties at the end!). I would certainly recommend these lessons to other parents.
In August 2011, Melanie S said:
My son (4) really enjoyed the week of tennis lessons during both the easter and summer holidays this year. He is now really enthusiastic about tennis. Phil is a great teacher; really holds the kids attention, making it fun and interesting. Despite 4 days of intense heat and then 1 of heavy rain .. nothing dampened either Phil or the kids' absolute eagerness to pick up their tennis rackets. Phil is exceptionally good with young kids, knowing how to get the best out of them whilst dealing with a few tantrums. Lots of happy faces all around. Cant wait to book up again.
In August 2011, Hannah W said:
Great course, fantastic coach, my daughter had a great week! Will be booking up again when the next course is available!!
In August 2011, Jo C said:
Great course - second year of attending. My two boys came off the court hot and sweaty every day! Philip keeps them busy - they are never standing around doing nothing. The dungeon game is one of their favourite games!
In August 2011, Ursula F said:
The summer course for 3 to 4 years old was excellent. My son had a great fun and still talks about his time playing tennis. There was a right amount of children and Philip challenge them to learn but also made sure that the children have fun by playing. Overall highly recommended.
In August 2011, Zoe H said:
3 year old Lizzie really enjoyed her lessons and her older brother can'tr wait for his later in the Summer.