David is a highly experienced Tennis Manager and Coach with 35 years experience in Tennis Development programmes through positions in clubs, schools and for the LTA.

He has extensive on-court knowledge and proven experience as a Level 5 coach demonstrated by very successful roles with Suffolk LTA as County Development Officer and as Director of Tennis for Culford School for 13 years , which has taken the school to be the number 1 co-educational tennis school in Great Britain.

How can we establish or improve your programme?


Provide a vision for moving tennis forwards as a catalyst for change in your club or school

Provide expert knowledge, skills and experience to get people playing tennis, more often

Develop a player pathway that nurtures pupils, teams and promotes leadership

Provide appropriate and motivating competition

Develop and build partnerships in the Community.

Benefits to Clubs


  • Increase participation and revenue from coaching courses.

  • Grow club membership and increase income for the Club.

  • Appoint and mentor a coach as a key point of contact linking activity across the partnership.

  • Assist teachers in developing an expanded coaching and competitive programme at the school site.

  • Develop a network of activity in local Primary Schools with the creation of a ‘hub site’ as an exit route.

Benefits to Schools


  • Attract potential new pupils and create a unique advantage over nearby schools.

  • Establish a reputation for tennis excellence through success in local and national competitions and attract talented players to the School on Tennis programme packages and /or Tennis Scholarships.

  • Promote the brand name of the School in local Community and increase revenue from use of your facilities.

Areas of Support


Staff Development and recruitment- To support the appointment, mentoring and development of coaching and PE staff. To deliver staff in-set tennis training.

Facility Development- To assist in the audit and application process for new facilities and grant-aid and sponsorship advice.

Programme delivery- To provide lesson plans, set-up coaching and competitive programmes and develop leadership for older juniors.

Budget planning- To provide support with financial planning, monitoring and decision-making processes to ensure the viability of programmes and projects.

Business and Action plans – To assist in the content for Business plans and Tennis Development Action Plans ensuring targets are specific, measurable and achievable within a defined timescale.

Event and project support-To establish links to LTA initiatives and projects and example events using experience from real life delivery.

Community links- To establish partnerships between local schools and clubs, programme delivery support and commercial financial planning.


Case Study - Culford School

A Case Study showing the development of a highly successful Tennis. programme implemented by David Hall 2005-2018.

In 2005 I realised a ‘gap in the market’ for tennis within the Bury St Edmunds area and developed a Community tennis programme called ‘Centre Court Tennis’, based at Culford School...

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