Meet our team ...

Our LTA Licensed Tennis coaches are from a variety of different backgrounds and have various skills to support your tennis development.

Coaching Team

We are proud of our Tennis Team at York Sport and want to introduce them to you for when you join our programme.

Click on the names to see a picture and read all about them.

  • Ben Orton - Tennis Coach

    Name: Ben Orton

    Qualification: LTA UKCC Level 3

    Session delivery: Mini Red and Vets Tennis


    I have been playing tennis for over 30 years and reached county junior level representing Yorkshire at Under 12s and 14s. I have a total of 5 years tennis coaching experience. I have experience working with University teams and have qualifications in Cardio Tennis and Touch Tennis. I help run the Mini Red programme alongside Jonny at York Sport. I am also available for individual coaching.

  • Eloise Morris - Tennis Coach

    Name: Eloise Morris

    Qualification: LTA UKCC Level 2

    Session Delivery: Mini Red and Mini Orange


    I started coaching when I was 16 and since then have gone on to complete my Level 2 Qualification, which enables me to work individually and as part of a team. I have helped out at summer camps and also worked part time at Liverpool Tennis Centre coaching a range of different ages, from Mini Red to Cardio Tennis for adults. I have been coaching at York Sport on the Mini Tennis Programme since I started University in 2016. I hope to continue coaching for as long as possible and passing on my knowledge and love for the sport.

  • Zac Sheppard - Tennis Coach

    Name: Zac Sheppard

    Qualification: LTA UKCC Level 1

    Session delivery: Mini Red, Mini Orange


    I have been playing tennis since the age of 4. I have represented my home County of Devon on many different occasions as well winning regional and county doubles championships. I have always been involved in helping out the youngsters at my club, even before getting any official qualifications. I have been coaching juniors for 4 years now whilst studying at, and playing tennis for, the University of York. I am currently going into my third year of working with Jonny on the York Sport junior tennis programme.

  • Walter McAteer - Tennis Coach

    Name: Walter McAteer

    Qualification: LTA UKCC Level 2

    Session Delivery: Mini Red and Mini Orange


    I have been coaching tennis for eight years and have worked with York Sport Tennis since September 2016. Having played tennis most of my life I understand how enjoyable the game can be and how valuable the skills developed are. I enjoy teaching this philosophy to children and adults. I am currently a student at the University of York I play for the university teams. Working primarily as a coach to young children, my aim is to create an enjoyable environment for children to learn skills as casual or ambitious players. I believe tennis should be a sport for all.