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Our team

Paul Johnson

Head Tennis 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 coaches County Squads for Yorkshire and coaches at Leeds Beckett University, where he did his Undergraduate and Masters degrees, as well as his Level 4 qualification.

He currently competes in LTA British Tour 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, regularly working with Kyrgios, Monfils, Simon, Diatchenko, and Vekic.


He wants to develop the Coaching Programme at Roundhay into the best in Leeds.

Amy Ball

Tennis Coach

LTA Level 3 Club Coach

Private Lesson Price - £22 per hour* - Contact Paul


Amy recently passed her LTA Level 3 coaching qualification in April 2019. She has been a coach at Leeds Beckett for a year and a half, 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 is now currently in the Women's second team at university. She loves the sport and is always working to see the players who she coaches progress from being beginners to advanced and into competing in matches.

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

Tennis Coach

LTA Level 3 Club Coach

Private Lesson Price - £22 per hour* - 07824 446538

John recently passed his LTA Level Three coaching qualification in July 2019. He has worked with a wide range of ages and abilities and believes there are always areas to improve in anyone’s tennis game.


He has played for his county (Durham) as a junior and play for Leeds Beckett’s 2nd/3rd 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 scratch handicap.

Adam Hillerby

Tennis Coach

LTA Level 2

Adam has recently passed his Level 2 coaching qualification in June 2019. He has been a member at the club since he was 4 years old and has been coaching for the past two years at David Lloyd Leeds working with a variety of age groups.


He is extremely passionate about the game and regularly competes at a national level. Aside from coaching Adam has represented Yorkshire from under 14’s all the way to under 18’s and in September 2019 he was chosen to represent England against Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.


He is still regularly competing and training to be the best he can be.

He is an extremely enthusiastic and takes every opportunity he can to improve as a coach. In the future Adam plans on doing his Level 3 coaching qualification and after sixth form he plans on going to university.

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