The Bourne Club Academy

The Bourne Club Academy Tennis Padel Squash & Racketball Badminton Gym Bridge Merchandise

The Bourne Club Academy was established in September 2020 to bring all the racquet coaching services at The Bourne Club under one umbrella with a single brand and a single point of access via The Booking and Membership system.

The primary objective of The Bourne Club Academy is to deliver an excellent and valued service for all adult and junior members.
With a fantastic team of Coaches, we will strive to provide our members with the best coaching and services within the area. We will work with our members to ensure requirements and expectations are met.

All our termly courses, camps, club sessions and drop-in sessions are viewable through our online booking system with a quick and easy sign up system. If you are unsure which suits you best, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Coaches using the contact details below. Alternatively, pop into the Coaches Hub and speak to a coach in person.

James Cooles - Head of Tennis and Padel

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 and Head of Padel.

LTA Licensed Level 4 Senior Club Coach
£36 individual hour lesson

Mobile: 07709 562357


Adam Sturt – Head of Adult Tennis

Adam has been a member at the Bourne since 2000. During this time he has regularly represented the first teams for Mixed, Mens and national Club League Competition.

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 has helped with the junior programme at the Club for many years and is now Head of Adult Tennis.

LTA Licensed Level 4 Senior Club Coach
£34 individual hour lesson

Mobile: 07745 098239


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 has played to a good standard in both singles and doubles.  Representing The Bourne in a British Tours Doubles event is a career highlight, 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 otherside.  Justin completed his Level 1, 2 and 3 coaching qualifications before his 18th birthday making him one of the youngest level 3 coaches at the time.  Alongside tennis coaching, Justin achieved a distinction in a 2-year Sports Diploma course and 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
£25 individual hour lesson

Mobile: 07964 182151

Adam Sturt - Head of Badminton

Adam Sturt has been playing Badminton at the Club for over 15 years.  Adam is a Badminton England Level II Coach and with his team of coaches, runs the Junior and Adult Coaching Programme.

In addition to playing at the Bourne, Adam Coaches at Weydon School and represents Hampshire in inter county competitions.

If you are interested in tuition at the Club please contact Adam.

Badminton England Level 2 Coach
£28 individual.  Group sessions can be arranged on request

Mobile: 07745 098239

Head of Squash

Our Squash & Racketball Programme will recommence in September.

In the meantime, and following Gary’s departure, the Squash & Racketball committee is discussing  options for the future and will advise members as soon as possible.  In the meantime if you have any immediate questions please contact Jon Menhinick, Squash Chair


James Cooles - Head of Padel

Since joining The Bourne in 2017 James has increased his tennis qualifications and the Club is delighted to appoint him as the first Head of Padel at The Bourne.

James thrives on new challenges and will continue to coach tennis at the Club alongside the new venture of Padel.

Contact James with any queries you have relating to Padel.

Mobile: 07709 562357

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