One Step Ahead Coaching Team

The coaching team at West Warwicks consists of Steve Hayward, Ken Spensley and Alison Isaacs. Nigel Smith an original member of the has recently retired.  The team run a full Junior Programme from tots to teenagers and Multi Sport Camps every holiday which are very popular. The team run regular Cardio sessions and tournaments for adult players and Steve and Ken are available for individual or group coaching.


Junior Presentation Night December 2013

Over 100 people attended the Olton & West Warwicks Junior Presentation Night at the Club on Friday 22nd December. Every child on the Programme was awarded a certificate by Tennis Chairman Jim Pereira for their attendance at squads throughout the year.  The coaches Steve Hayward, Ken Spensley and Nigel Smith presented Special Achievement awards to the following players and highlighted their excellent progress this year:

Samuel Sitch, Oliver Mullan, Chloe Barney, Freddie Sunderland, Jake Bramham and Daniel Maye

All Club Tournament finalists were congratulated and the Olton & West Warwicks Club Junior trophies were awarded to the Under 18 Singles winners: Charlie Fennell and Alice Jeynes by the Mens Captain Paul Fielding and the Ladies Captain Johanne Copp.

Junior Teams

West Warwicks have recently entered 9 red, orange and green teams into the team events run by Warwickshire LTA which started in September. The red A team managed to reach the finals last Sunday and congratulations to the squad of: Chloe Barney, George Fielding, Barnaby Pidler, James Averill, Samuel Sitch and Jake Bramham.

George, Chloe, James and Barnaby beat Blossomfield in the semi final and then lost closely to an excellent team from David Lloyd to finish runner up – a fantastic achievement.

In the Orange event Freddie Clift and James Gardner won the final and came close runner-up in the Green final – well done guys


Come and try tennis at West Warwicks!!

Tennis squads for all ages and abilities are on offer at West Warwicks, starting with our Tots sessions for 3 and 4 year olds. Also during term time the Coaching team offer a pay and play session open to all from 11.15am to 12pm on a Saturday for all children 10 years and under, parents can also dust the cobwebs off their tennis rackets and enjoy a tennis coaching session alongside the children! Please just turn up at the Club if you are interested. For more information please contact the Club on 0121 706 3594.



Parents Comments

Olton & West Warwicks Tennis Club were delighted with the success of their Summer Multi Sport Camps which were attended by over 120 children from 3 to 13 years over a 4 week period during the holidays.  All children had a great time playing not only tennis but football, squash, archery, hockey, golf and cricket and enjoyed a great social atmosphere at lunch and break time.  Some  parent’s commented:

“My boys had a fantastic two days at Camp this week, they really enjoyed trying all the different activities”

“She thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the chance to try new sports”

“He only had positives to say about the instructors and helpers which as a parent is good to hear”

“He enjoyed the Camp especially trying all the new sports, archery was a big hit! He also made lots of new friends”

In addition the team offer a special Tots session from 9.30am to 12.30pm for 3 and 4 year olds.

Please e mail Alison Isaacs if you are interested in your child attending and would like to book their place for October Half Term: or call on 07846 756264









Alison Isaacs

I am a member of the “One Step Ahead Coaching” team. I am a qualified and licensed LTA Coach. I have over 25 years experience of coaching adults and children including three years in Germany. I have worked at Norman Green Tennis Centre, West Warwicks and finally Solihull Arden and Tudor Grange. I play socially at Knowle and Dorridge Club where I am Ladies squash Captain. My main role within the coaching team is managing the Club Programme and administration. I am a member of the Warwickshire Management Committee and also represent Management on the Warwickshire Events Committee. I am a season ticket holder at Aston Villa FC. I am looking forward to this opportunity at West Warwicks Club.

07846 756264

Steve Hayward

I am part of the quartet of LTA professional licensed tennis coaches forming the ‘One Step Ahead Coaching’ team. With 20 years experience I have worked in premier racket centres including Norman Green & Billesley indoor tennis centres covering all aspects of tennis. In the year 2000, I was given the job of setting up Development / Performance programme working along side Gary Naughton at Solihull Arden Club. I developed strong links with schools within the community. This was very successful with many juniors developing from mini tennis through to County, Regional & National level. It was recognised by the LTA as one of the best junior coaching programmes in the country. Gaining my LTA Club Coach Development Award (CCAD) in 2001, complimented my ECA & DCA qualifications. In 2011 I also gained my LTA level 3 play test award and the under 10 performance course. I believe my pupil’s success is in part due to my ability to communicate effectively with players, of varying abilities, making their tennis learning experience progressive and enjoyable. Excited at the prospect of ‘One Step Ahead Coaching’ working at a club with professional standards and excellent facilities. I look forward to a new challenge coaching at West Warwicks sports club.

07796 304783

Ken Spensley

is a qualified and licensed LTA Club Coach and RTP Coach. He’s been working with individuals and groups between 3 and 75 since 2001. He provides constructive, refreshing, confidence-building activities that Players can enjoy, be encouraged in and succeed at, resulting in measurable improvement in agility, balance, co-ordination, stroke techniques and match play. He is trained in the latest Tennis Coach thinking from market leaders. One of his specialties is Outreach to the Community, working in schools and offering Community Tennis at the club for Mini tennis Players of all standards from Nursery upwards. He is a very active supporter of Knowle Parish Church and a very inactive supporter of Sunderland FC. See more about Ken on his web site;

07887 823800


A copy of the Presentation given on the open day can be downloaded here :-

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