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"We love coming to Andy's Tennis Lessons. Our daughter who's five has a great time and says that the travel is worth it. We come over from Leeds." April 2015
Wayne Ewart, Parent

"We are writing to you on behalf of the Management Group for the North Yorkshire School Games to thank you for the support in helping to deliver the Primary Mini-Tennis at the School Games event at University of York on Sunday 29th June.
The support of the people from the sport of tennis is valuable in being able to deliver as positive experience as possible for the participants, and we are grateful for your assistance.
Once again, many thanks for your contribution to the 2014 School Games in North Yorkshire, and we hope to continue our relationship with Tennis in the School Games over the coming years.
Yours faithfully" July 14, 2014
Andrew Bayston, Principal Harrogate High School Joint LOC Chair
David Ellis, HeadTeacher York High School, Joint LOC Chair
Jonathan Tearle, HeadTeacher Mowbray School, LOC member
David Watson, Executive Director North Yorkshire Sport

"Andy's sessions are always structured and enjoyable and receive very positive feedback. It has been a pleasure to work with him. He has always been supportive and he has created a team that work incredibly well together, making the sessions hardly seem like a job! I would definitely recommend Andy if you want a personable, empathetic coach who can help you to learn a new skill as well as inspiring you in the process." October 22, 2013
Freya Block, Intern at Higher York

"Andy has been coaching tennis to my daughter for over 2 years now. He is a fantastic coach and makes the sessions fun and enjoyable for children. I would highly recommend Andy." October 22, 2013
Denise Jennings, HR Consultant

"Andy is a great coach, focusing on the positive, providing encouragement and expertise. He has made me thoroughly enjoy tennis at last. I can't recommend his services enough." October 22, 2013
Justine Hamilton, Birklee Bookkeeping and Tennis for All pupil

"Andy is highly personable and has a great rapport with the players. He has inspired my son to pursue tennis to a high standard and to take a coaching qualification himself." October 22, 2013
Jill Armes, Tennis for All pupil

"Andy works hard and enjoys passing on skills that improve peoples lives. This in turn allows them to develop not only their own skills, but also as team players." October 22, 2013
Les North, Training Monitoring Officer, York Teaching Hospital, York

"The tennis coaching and training that Andy provides is first class. The children are expertly tutored by an enthusiastic and expert coach. They are always challenged and always active and ALWAYS thoroughly enjoying every session. Their smiles and concentration say such a lot about the quality of coaching!" September 23, 2013
Jonathan Green, Headteacher, Archbishop of York's CE Junior School

"At the end of our first year of tennis coaching I just want to thank you for providing such a great experience for the children. They really enjoy the different activities which you provide and under your careful coaching they have all developed their skills and abilities. I have also been very grateful for your contribution to inspiring sport in the whole school by leading sessions with other amazing sports people. Thanks Andy – we are looking forward to our second year!" September 18, 2013
Caroline Ryder, Headteacher, Carr Junior School

"Andy has a special blend of expertise and group leadership which fosters an inclusive atmosphere of learning in a fun and supportive environment. I always enjoyed the sessions in all seasons, improving my game individually and feeling included and welcome in all the group activities. Thank you Andy" September 9, 2013
John King

"As someone who has not played tennis since school I was apprehensive about joining a tennis group - but Andy is THE most supportive coach and has created a relaxed environment which allows all abilities to have fun and improve." April 25, 2012
Top qualities - Personable, Expert, Good Value
Charlotte Martins

"I've really enjoyed my tennis lessons with Andy at Rowntree Park in York. He's a great instructor with bags of patience and really motivates me to improve my game. His lessons are a lot of fun but I also learn a lot, would definitely recommend him as a coach." April 23, 2012
Frances Hyde, PR Manager, Visit York

"Andy is a personable tennis coach with excellent coaching methods. I particularly enjoyed our one session together so far and his technique and teaching skills are good. He seems to be able to draw the best out of you. I would not hesitate to recommend him." April 23, 2012
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
James Longley, hired Andy as a Tennis Coach in 2012

"Andy is a very personable and effective tennis teacher for children and adults alike. I was in one of his group tennis classes and my daughter was in another and we both felt that he gave great individual attention and made the classes fun as well as providing some serious instruction. I would highly recommend him if you are thinking about group tennis lessons." April 19, 2012
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value
Karen Green, hired Andy as a Group tennis teacher in 2011

"Whilst I haven't experienced Andy's work in his new tennis coaching role, the interpersonal skills that he demonstrated during his time working for me as an IT Support team member are transferrable. He was always professional being assertive but friendly. Customer service was paramount and this came across irrespective of the grade level of whoever he was dealing with. He was always prepared to go the extra mile and help whenever he could. I wish him well in his new chosen profession." May 24. 2012
Alison Hutchinson, Systems Assurance Manager, Defra