Hadley Wood Tennis Club - Coaches

Stuart Martin

Head Coach

  • Level 4 Performance Coach
  • LTA Fully Licensed Coach
  • BTCA Member
  • CRB Checked
  • First Aid Qualified

“ If you have the right mental attitude, nothing can stop you from achieving your tennis goals. ”

My tennis career started at the early age of four. I was competing in junior tournaments in the UK and Spain.

My love for the game grew from playing competitively to coaching professionally.
I have been a professional tennis coach at Hadley Wood LTC for 22 years.

My role is to infuse my students/players with the on and off court ethics of hard work, responsibility, discipline and integrity, success and failure as qualities that will carry them beyond tennis and into life itself.

I am passionate about what I do and get great satisfaction from watching my students develop and improve the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of tennis. These are the four performance factors that determine any athletics achievements.

I believe tennis lessons should be enjoyable and fun, whilst learning new skills. I want those taking lessons to not only love the game but to understand the fundamentals in and about the game.

I am professional, reliable and have experience in coaching all ages from beginners to national levels. both individually and in groups. My lessons are devised to suit the person or group.

07787 552 326


Nick Wheeler

  • LTA fully licensed coach
  • RPT Instructor 1 (Registro de tenis)
  • BTCA licensed coach 
  • International Tennis Coaching Institute award
  • USPTA recognised coach
  • NVQ in sports training
  • CRB checked
  • First Aid qualified 

I trained at The Bollettieri Academy in Florida and the Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy in Villena, Spain.

I also trained for three years at Hertfordshire’s Next Generation Tennis Academy.


As well as playing with some of the top players in the UK, I have enjoyed the benefit of being coached by both Gary Engelman (ex-fastest serve in Britain) and ex-British Number One and world top 150 player Stuart Bale.


I specialise in teaching modern techniques and advancing players’ tactical ability in both singles and doubles. I am a great believer in achieving physical and mental wellbeing through a positive, active lifestyle.


I get great satisfaction from coaching adults and children at all levels and seeing them progress and achieve beyond their personal goals and expectations. The most exciting aspect of coaching for me is seeing both beginners and the more experienced progress week by week into technically great players.

 07812 462 428