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Ashley Duke

Tennis Coaching & Lessons in Cornwall


Fun tennis lessons in a great environment at Redruth Tennis Club, Cornwall.

With over 25 years of experience as a tennis instructor, whether you decide on taking a personal 1 to 1 individual private lesson or one of my group coaching sessions, I will help you take your tennis to another level


What I Provide

My goal at Ashley Duke Tennis Coaching in Cornwall, first and foremost is to provide a full and comprehensive feature of tennis lessons, no matter what standard you are, to help you become the best player that you can.

Adult tennis lessons Cornwall


  • Have a chat with me and we can create a tennis lesson plan around your particular standard

  • Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, I’ll help you to improve your game

  • All lessons take place at Redruth Tennis Club, Cornwall


  • Organise a tennis lesson for your child on a 1 to 1 basis, with a sibling or friend

  • I will teach you the technical & fundamentals of tennis, in an easy to understand, fun and enjoyable way

  • Beginners to advanced. All lessons take place at Redruth Tennis Club in Cornwall

Junior Tennis Coaching in Cornwall
Ashley Duke Tennis lessons Reruth Club


  • Participate in a group tennis lesson with students of a similar standard.

  • Organised either by myself or Redruth Tennis Club, Cornwall



My name is Ashley and I am the Head Professional Tennis coach at Redruth tennis club. Thoughout my teaching career, I have always tried to help each player reach their maximum potential as a tennis instructor and mentor. I hope to achieve this by working with each student, making tennis as enjoyable as I possibly can within a fun, friendly atmosphere but also in competitive way. With over 25 years of coaching experience in the tennis industry and a former top touring junior player, my vast knowledge and technical coaching ability will bring the best out of each player.

As a fully qualified LTA and PTR tennis instructor, I will find what is right for each individual player, whether you are a complete beginner or a high performance player. Whatever age you are, I shall be working with you, my student, giving you a tailor made strategy and plan, enabling you to achieve your tennis goals. As well as my tennis teacher qualifications, I hold a full and current DBS check and official first aid and safeguarding certificates. By allowing me to work with you, I will definitely help you to take your tennis to the next level.

Ashley Duke Tennis Coaching in Cornwall - redruth Tennis Club


How I work
Adult Tennis Coaching in Conrnwall


Booking a private individual tennis lesson in Cornwall could never be easier. Just a quick phone call, have a chat about your standard and ability, book a date and time at your convenience. Each lesson will be approximately 1 hour long.


If you are a complete beginner at tennis, don’t panic! I will teach you the 5 major strokes in tennis being the forehand and backhand groundstrokes, the forehand and backhand volley and the serve. I will do this in an easy and understandable way, breaking down each stroke into segments so you are able to perform them. At the end of a lesson,

I will give you something to practise, that you can go away and work on during the week between lessons. Remember, we go at your pace and we work together!

Beginners Tennis Coaching in Cornwall
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At an intermediate level, you will now be able to hit the 5 major strokes in tennis and it’s at this point where we will begin to sharpen your skils at more nuanced strokes, combined with slices and heavier topspin. We will help you develop approach shots to the net, overheads and more accurate spins on your serve adding targets to help give you an advantage. Drills will get slightly harder, still fun and enjoyable but now working on placement and consistency whilst looking at the tactical side of playing singles and doubles. By the time you are proficient at this level you should feel comfortable and confident in a match play situation in both singles and doubles. You may even feel ready to compete at tournaments.


At this particular standard, we will be working on higher performance drills, looking to improve your footwork and will still be a lot of fun but much much more intense with higher accuracy. Once you have reached this particular standard, we will be working at a much higher level of tennis at county, nationally ranked junior and professional player level. We will be working on high performance drills, which will include improving your footwork to a much higher degree. Increasing your fitness and nutrition, and working on the bio-mechanics of tennis. Tennis will still be a lot of fun but much more intense. We will watch video analysis and breaking down each stroke from the backswing, point of contact to the follow through on your ground strokes to make you that complete player, hitting your volleys with high accuracy and ease and turning your serve into a formidable weapon, helping you to reach your maximum potential.

Advance Tennis Coaching in Cornwall
Group Tennis Class in Cornwall


Group lessons can be easily booked either by phone, email myself or via Redruth Tennis Club, Cornwall


Groups are completely different to individual tennis lessons but are still informative, educational and extremely enjoyable. Each week, I plan ahead and on the day of a lesson, we will go over 1 or 2 particular strokes or parts of a tennis stroke, breaking things down in a simple and easy to understand way, always working on the fundamental aspects and technique of the game. For instance, one week we may work on the serve or an aspect of it, and on another week it may be a backhand volley that we work on. I will give you a demonstration at the beginning, showing you exactly what we are looking for on a stroke and then do a mixture of live ball drills, coach feeds and player to player rallying. To take the pressure off, I would often work with the players inside the service boxes until they feel confident enough to start hitting from the back of the court. This is a method I often use with the serve as well. By the end of the lesson you would have increased your knowledge of the game of tennis and have something to work on during the rest of the week.

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Intermediate group Tennis Coaching in Cornwall


At an intermediate level, tennis players are able to hit with a higher amount of confidence and consistency and will be ready to play at club level. Each week, I plan ahead and work on 1 or 2 particular aspects of the game, whether it be technical or matchplay skills or even both. Teaching both singles and doubles strategies, increasing spin, power and consistency. I will usually use a mixture of live ball drills and player rallying, which is particularly good as it give me the chance to walk around and individually look at players. By the end of the lesson, you will have something positive in tennis to take away, something to work on in the week ahead and find that you have had a good and enjoyable work out.


This is the strongest level of group tennis, mostly made up of highly proficient but not solely advanced junior tennis players. Most players at this level maybe playing regular tennis tournaments, playing for the local club teams and playing tennis at county standard. This is often the most challenging group session for technique and fitness but is still a very enjoyable lesson. Each week, I plan ahead where students will have a mixture of time tested high performance drills and we will work on aspects of the game, working on footwork, consistency, power, matchplay in a singles and doubles format.

Advance Tennis Coaching in Cornwall
Advance tennis Lessons in Cornwall


Booked by appointment with Ashley.


Times of Tennis Coaching at Redruth Tennis Club Cornwall


RED BALL MINI’S (under 8’s) : 9.30am - 10.30am
ORANGE BALL MINI’S (8-9 years old) : 10.30am - 11.30am

GREEN & YELLOW BALL (9 & upwards) : 11.30am - 12.30am

TODDLER TENNIS - 10.00am - 10.30am


RED BALL MINI’S (under 8’s) : 4.00pm - 5.00pm
ORANGE BALL MINI’S (8-9 years old) : 5.00pm - 6.00pm
GREEN BALL and YELLOW BALL (9 and upwards) : 6.00pm - 7.00pm



Beginner's: 6.30pm - 7.30pm(booked by appointment)


Intermediates & Rusty Rackets: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

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