Professional Tennis Coaching In Abu Dhabi With PT James

Professional Private & Group Tennis Lessons For Men & Women In Abu Dhabi, UAE - Adults - Children

James is a professional tennis coach in Abu Dhabi who can provide well-structured tennis lessons for beginners and advanced players. He is qualified to work with adults and children and is a member of the Tennis Emirates Asc.

James Mendes - Private Tennis Coaching In Abu Dhabi


PT Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
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About Abu Dhabi Tennis Coach James

If you are looking for a male Tennis Coach in Abu Dhabi James can provide you with well-structured Tennis Lessons from beginners to advanced, for children and adults alike. James has 25 years of playing and coaching experience and is based out of several independent and community locations in Abu Dhabi and offers a range of small group and private classes from the age of 4 years through to adult advanced players.

James has been involved in tennis for over 25 years as a player and coach, 13 of which professionally. He has worked in several countries around the world, on every continent except South America. James got his taste for coaching at specialist tennis camps in the USA. He then started his formal career at an academy in Surrey, where he rose to a Head Coach position within two years.

He then spent three years on the clay in Austria, from where he also led tours to Croatia. James next helped set up an academy in India where he worked with ITF performance players, two of whom were ranked 1st and 4th nationally in the U14s. He toured with these players around India, and to the Road to Wimbledon in London in 2014, where one won the entire event.

From India, James migrated to New Zealand, where he ran the 10 & Under Program at Tennis Auckland, the largest regional federation, as well as assisting the national federation, Tennis NZ, in promoting its version of Mini Tennis.

How Can James Help You?

James’s coaching bible is the Inner Game of Tennis, which he combines with his study of psychology to facilitate student-centred learning.

He understands it is not the coach’s role to be a fountain of knowledge, but rather to set appropriate challenges in which the student can explore how to best develop their tennis. James prefers realistic game-based coaching approaches over basket feeding, in order to most realistically practice the four (technical, tactical, physical, and mental) performance factors.

James’s key strengths and expertise as a tennis coach in Abu Dhabi is High Performance focusing on technical, tactical, physical, and mental performance factors.

James is a very dedicated and committed coach but with mutual respect the lessons are always harmonious and funny.

James knows first hand what it takes to become a competitive player and will do all his best to let this be for you.

James's Training Qualifications

Tennis Emirates Asc Active Member
LTA Level 1
LTA Accredited Coach
PTR 10 & Under Professional
PTR Performance Professional
Sports Massage Therapist Level 3 Diploma
UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children
TQUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Additional Information

No specific exercise methods are used or needed for tennis coaching in Abu Dhabi. 

During your tennis lessons and classes with James he can use different tennis training equipment, including:

  • Rackets
  • Balls
  • Basket
  • Cones
  • Lines
  • Ladders


Contact James Mendes

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When learning to play tennis in Abu Dhabi there is no set number of sessions you might need. 

Nutrition advice is not required for tennis lessons. 

James will provide any required items of tennis training equipment. 

You can train at a variety of locations in Abu Dhabi. Speak with coach James for full details. 

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