David Willford – Tennis Coaching

My name is David Willford, I am an LTA licensed Tennis Coach and one of the coaches at Knowle Lawn Tennis Club in Bristol.

I have over 10 years of coaching experience along with a degree in Sports Development and Coaching. A lot of my coaching has been in America, where I was responsible for running a junior tennis program. While in America I had the opportunity to work with and learn from professional tennis players.

We have a thriving and friendly tennis community at Knowle and run a number of exciting full Adult and Junior tennis programs for all ages and abilities.

New players of any age or standard are always welcome with no previous playing experience necessary.

At the bottom of the page are some of my current tennis programs that include relaxed social sessions with refreshments to more high impact sessions and team sessions.

My sessions include advice for beginners to advanced players, with fun interactive drills.

Mini tennis and junior sessions will encourage confidence & all-round knowledge of tennis, focusing on technique, preparation, ball skills, co-ordination, balance and concentration.

contact: or 07480909290

Dave Willford Tennis coach Bristol

Junior Coaching

David Willford Tennis Coaching is based at Knowle Tennis Club, Bristol.

Working at this inclusive friendly club, I aim to encourage and develop young players love of the sport, and give them transferable skills for life.

I welcome and invite anyone who is interested in the sport to play, regardless of their age or ability.

Adult Coaching

David Willford Tennis Coaching is based at Knowle Tennis Club, Bristol.

I offer beginners and adult improver group options as well as individual lessons for a more personalised learning experience. The group lessons are a great way to meet meet other players of similar ability. I aim to put tennis at the heart of the community.

Term Time Tennis

Along with the Saturday morning and private lessons I offer term time lessons for the juniors. These lessons are designed to help them progress their tennis skills and general athletic ability working on ABC’s and much more. These lessons also help the children make new friends on the court and learn togther in a fun and energetic environment.
These are as follows:
Mondays age 7-10 @ 5:30-6:30pm
Tuesdays age 7-10 @ 4:30-5:30pm
Thursdays age 4-7 @ 4:15-5:15pm
To book onto any of these courses please follow this link


Junior Coaching

Saturday mornings, Book in Advance

All juniors are welcome to attend Saturday morning however BOOKING in ADVANCE is REQUIRED, via the following link https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MatthewThompsonCoaching

SessionTimeMember PriceNon-member Price
Mini Red (age 4-8)Saturday 9am – 10am£4.00£6.50
Mini Orange (age 8-10)Saturday 10am – 11am£4.00£6.50
Mini Green & Yellow (age 10+)Saturday 11am – 12.00pm£4.00£6.50

Private Coaching


I also offer the option of booking private one to one lessons for a more personal and targeted session.

30 Mins individual session – £12
1 Hour individual session- £20

(There is an additional £5 charge for use of floodlights)