Meet the team

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JAMES COOLES – Head of Tennis

James started playing tennis at the age of 10 years and has competed in many tournaments and competitions around the south. James’ coaching career started at his local club in Wrecclesham, assisting the head coach, followed by a coaching apprenticeship in the Haslemere area where he worked for nearly 5 years.

James has coached a wide range of adults and juniors at a variety of clubs and schools, including two u18 county players. He likes to create a challenging and creative experience for his players while still applying an element of fun for everyone.

Since joining The Bourne in 2017 James has increased his qualifications and is now Head of Tennis.

LTA Licensed Level 4 Senior Club Coach

£39 individual hour lesson

Mobile: 07831 694080

ADAM STURT – Head of Adult Tennis & Badminton

Adam has been a member at the Bourne since 2000. During this time he has regularly represented the Club in Tennis and Badminton.

Adam is based at the Bourne Club but also teaches at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hampshire and Weydon School. Adam enjoys helping develop beginners and more social Club players as well as Mini Red tennis.

Adam runs the successful Junior Badminton section and is Head of Adult Tennis.

LTA Licensed Level 4 Senior Club Coach

Tennis: £35 individual hour lesson

Badminton England Level 2 Coach

Badminton: £28 individual.  

Group sessions can be arranged on request

Mobile: 07745 098239

JOSH ATTWELL – Head of Squash & Racketball

Josh started playing squash when he was 7 years old and has been competing in tournaments from the age of 10. He achieved a highest junior ranking of number 2 in England for his age group and is now playing on the professional world tour. He has been coaching for the last 6 years and has a wealth of experience at coaching people of all ages and abilities.

Josh particularly enjoys the technical and tactical aspects of squash that he has acquired knowledge of over the years. He also loves to get on court and involved when coaching to get the most out of each player. Josh took up Padel in June 2021 and since gone on to qualify as a level 2 coach. Josh has used his squash skills to help develop his Padel techniques.

England Squash and Racketball Level 2 coach

Squash £35 1-1, £50 2-1

Costs are per lesson, split between players

Mobile: 07982 814877

JUSTIN WORTHY – Head of Mini Tennis

Justin started playing tennis at the age of 4 and has competed in many tournaments around the country.  At the age of 11, and transitioning to yellow ball play, Justin joined The Bourne to develop his game further. 

Through the support and coaching at the Club, Justin played both singles and doubles, representing The Bourne in a British Tours Doubles event where the pair finished runners up in the County finals.

The passion for coaching superseded Justin’s desire to compete and in 2016 he started assisting Club Professionals, building his knowledge and experience and seeing the game from the other side.  Justin became a level 3 before his 18th birthday making him one of the youngest level 3 coaches at the time.  Alongside tennis coaching, Justin was also awarded the Surrey’s Young Person of the Year Award for his role in coaching down syndrome children from a local school.

Justin is Head of Mini Tennis at The Bourne and available for coaching any member of the Club, from 3 to 93 years.

LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach

£28 individual hour lesson

Mobile: 07964 182151

Sarah ChikhaouiTennis Coach

Sarah started her tennis career relatively late but played full time from the age of 16, completing in British Tour and Ladies Satellite events.  

Embarking on a coaching career Sarah has worked at various different clubs, from smaller community clubs to large tennis centres.

With a passion for helping people keep fit whilst playing, Sarah enjoys teaching adults and children of all levels, from beginners to performance/advanced.

LTA Licensed Level 4 Coach

£35 individual hour lesson

Mobile: 07864 124783

Ruben PeatlingTennis Coach

Ruben started playing tennis at the age of 3 and as his love for the sport grew he started competing in tournaments across the country. After moving to full court play, he joined Weybridge Tennis Academy where he made vast improvements to his tennis ability and to his awareness of how mental conditioning can dramatically improve performance.

In 2018, Ruben joined the Bourne Club to further enjoy and improve his tennis. Soon after joining, he was asked to assist the Club’s coaches in Academy lessons and at the beginning of March 2022, Ruben passed his Level 3, allowing him to become a LTA Accredited Tennis Coach.

Alongside coaching, Ruben is studying a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Chichester, in the hope to become a Sports Psychologist and work with athletes and tennis players to improve their mental conditioning towards the sport that they play.

Ruben maintains his high level of tennis and competes in various tournaments around the UK, as well as representing the Club in many Surrey National Leagues.

Ruben is happiest when on a tennis court so don’t be surprised if you see him playing at the Club regularly!


£25 individual hour lesson

Mobile: 07939 409376

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