Coaching Team             

Our team of coaches are here to help you develop your game, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned tournament player through individual lessons or the club programme.

Official Club Coaches are Ross Sheppard, Erwan Nicolas, Karin Govan, Steve Joyce and Georgie Desch.

All enquiries about adult and junior coaching should be made with our Tennis Director Ross Sheppard at director@twctennis.co.uk.

Ross, Erwan, Karin, Steve and Georgie will be very pleased to help you with your game. Full coaching profiles and contact details can be found below.

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Ross Sheppard - Tennis Director

LTA Licensed Level 4 Senior Performance Coach

T: 07730 560354

E: director@twctennis.co.uk

Ross’ tennis journey started fairly late in comparison to the world of elite tennis players.

At 15 he fell in love with the game and hasn’t stopped playing since. Aged 18 he went to train at one of the top academies in the country where he experienced what it is like to train as a dedicated full-time athlete. Over a two-year period, of training for up to 8 hours a day, he established himself on the tennis circuit competing regularly at National level events.


Graduating from player to coach, Ross honed his coaching skills at Sutton Tennis Academy for 8 years. Ross’ main role saw him lead Sutton Tennis Academy’s prestigious Scholarship programme, where he coached many Top 5 national players travelling both Nationally and Internationally with them to watch them play in some very high profile competitions.


More recently Ross was working as Tennis Director at Vrgin Active West London and he now joins us at The Wimbledon Club as Tennis Director. He will bring with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help him to develop and enhance our members tennis and experiences at the club. There’s no doubt you will find his enthusiasm and passion for the game infectious.

Hourly private rate £45.


Erwan Nicolas

LTA Licensed Level 5 Master Performance Coach

T: 07950 697 024

E: erwannicolas@me.com

An ATP certified coach, Erwan brings an extensive amount of coaching knowledge and experience to The Wimbledon Club. Erwan has an extremely impressive tennis CV, having been French Tennis Federation Professor at Roland Garros, Tennis Australia Tour Manager, and has coached numerous Grand Slam players worldwide. He most recently was a LTA High Performance Centre Head Coach, supporting top Briitsh juniors.

Hourly private rate £50.

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 Georgie Desch 

LTA Licensed Level 4 Club Coach

 Cardio Tennis Instructor

T: 07717 313246

E: gpedesch@gmail.com 

Georgie joined the Wimbledon Club coaching team in 2013 whilst recovering from an injury which has interrupted her successful professional tennis career.

As a player she reached a career high WTA singles ranking of 178 (no. 5 in Great Britain) winning two ITF singles and two ITF doubles titles along the way. Georgie has competed at all 4 grand slams and came close to causing a major upset at Wimbledon in 2009 when she narrowly lost to world no.7 Vera Zvonareva in three sets. That same year she reached the second round of the Wimbledon doubles draw (partnering Laura Robson) bowing out in a close contest against grand slam champions Amelie Mauresmo and Svetlana Kuznetsova.

Despite injury currently preventing her from competing at the highest level of the game Georgie retains her love for tennis and has embarked upon a coaching career, enjoying working with players of all ages and abilities. Her infectious enthusiasm is irrepressible (as anyone who has spent 5 minutes with her will testify!) and she can found on court coaching all areas of the club membership.

Hourly private rate £45.

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Steve Joyce

LTA Licensed Level 4 Club Coach

T: 07773761703

E: sjoycetennis68@gmail.com 

Steve has 20 years of tennis coaching experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to The Wimbledon Club. A very keen tennis player himself, Steve played US College tennis, and now competes in the Senior Tennis ITFs.

Hourly private rate £45.

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Karin Govan

LTA Licensed Level 3 Club Coach

T: 07946 431 514

E: karintennis@hotmail.com

Originally from the Czech Republic, Karin has over 20 years of coaching experience and her coaching tool-kit consists of mixing physical conditioning, technique and tactics with a good sprinkle of fun.

Hourly private rate £45.