Meet our Coaching Team


We are extremely proud of our coaching programme at North Oxford Tennis Club. Tom Francis is the Head Coach and supported by a great team of highly qualified and experienced coaches. Our coaches have won awards recognising their delivery of the coaching programme and commitment to the club and its members. The coaching team is made up of coaches all specialising in specific areas to ensure we are able to offer a diverse programme to players.


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Tom Francis: Head Coach & Competitions Manager

Tom is acting Head Coach of North Oxford and is responsible for managing the coaching team and overseeing all aspects of the coaching programme.

Tom has a passion for running competitions, which he does very successfully at our club and further afield in the County.

Tom is Oxfordshire Captain for the 12u Boys & 9u Boys teams. He also sits on the Tennis Oxfordshire Selection committee.


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Rachel Tucker: Senior Coach

Rachel starts off our beginners on their way to improvement. Especially good with the 10u age group, Rachel has recently been trained up to be a Miss Hits coach, a course designed by Judy Murray and launched in partnership with the LTA to get more little girls aged 5-8 playing tennis.


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Dave Rooney: Senior Coach

Dave exuberates enthusiasm on the tennis court. He is an ex Derby County footballer, has an absolute passion for tennis, has been a member and team captain for many years and came to coaching after a career change.


Allan Cooper – Head of Performance Coaching

Joe Cartledge – Senior Coach