Our team

Paul Johnson

Head Coach

LTA Level 4 - Senior Club Coach

Private Lesson Price - £26 per hour* - 07747 503338


Paul is passionate about passing on his knowledge and enthusiasm of tennis to others. He enjoys teaching all ages and abilities, and emphasizes enjoyment, while improving players tactical and technical understanding of the sport. His speciality is in helping players who are regularly competing to get to the next level. 


When not at Roundhay he is U.18 Vice Captain/Coach for Yorkshire and coaches at Leeds Beckett University, where he did his Undergraduate and Masters degrees in Sport Business, as well as his LTA Level 4 qualification.

He currently competes in LTA British Tour and Grade 3 events and is always working on improving his own game. His current LTA rating is 1.1 and has been ranked top 70 in Great Britain. He was a hitting partner at Wimbledon 2018, working with Kyrgios, Monfils, Simon, Diatchenko, and Vekic.

Yorkshire Coach Of The Year

(Development) 2020/21

Amy Ball

Lead Coach

LTA Level 3

Private Lesson Price - £24 per hour* - Contact Paul


Amy was a coach at Leeds Beckett for 3 years, coaching a variety of players from Mini Red/Tots all the way up to Development Team at the university. She has also coached at Tennis Tots North Leeds before moving to Roundhay.


She has been playing tennis since she was seven and played for the Women's second team at university. She loves the sport and is always working to see the players who she coaches progress from beginners to advanced and into competition.

Amy also assists in County Squads for Yorkshire and is using this experience to help Roundhay develop some county players of our own.

John Heppell

Lead Coach

LTA Level 3

Private Lesson Price - £24 per hour* - 07824 446538

John has worked with a wide range of ages and abilities and believes there are always areas to improve in anyone’s tennis game. He is studying Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett, and likes to integrate the academic knowledge from his course into his coaching.


He has played for his county (Durham) as a junior and plays for Leeds Beckett 1st & 2nd teams in the BUCS league.

He is an enthusiastic and positive person with a keen eye for detail. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, where he currently has a handicap below scratch.

Matias Destefanis

Lead Coach

LTA Level 1

Hitting Lesson Price - £16 per hour* - 07541 309171

Matias is currently starting his first steps as a coach, and we are excited to welcome him to the coaching team at Roundhay TC.


He has been playing tennis since he was 8, and has a comprehensive experience as a player achieving an ATP ranking of 1701 and competing as a student-athlete in the NCAA championships in USA.


He enjoys passing his knowledge and love for tennis to people. This hopefully helps to improve their experiences in tennis which is his ultimate goal.


Matias will be leading the Mini Matchplay sessions on a Sunday, as well as coaching on the Saturday morning programme.

*Lesson prices incur an additional £2 under floodlights & £1 non-members fee.

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