Our team at OnTheBallTennis are all experienced and qualified coaches and players
The team is led by Mahmuda Jafarey who began her career in tennis as a tournament
player and then switched into coaching. Previously the Head Coach at
a top West London tennis club for 10 years she is now passionate about
sharing her tennis knowledge to anyone who wants to learn to play.
A LTA Licenced Level 4 Senior Club Coach Mahmuda has a current DBS certificate, Safeguarding and Protection in Tennis Trained and is a qualified First Aider, this means parents and players can rest assured that she takes her coaching seriously. In addition she has achieved the Certificate in Advanced Coaching from the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida and has gained Level 2 qualification from Tennis Australia. She has worked with elite juniors one of whom went on to achieve a world ranking and train with Australia’s Bernard Tomic.
Her own playing history includes competing in Junior Wimbledon, Junior Roland Garros and the Orange Bowl in Florida. A previous women’s National Champion of Pakistan she held the No 1 ranking in both the juniors and seniors in the same year.
"Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong."
Blaise Baheten Metock
Blaise is an experienced Tennis Coach and has worked for many years
in the industry. He has set up and run coaching programs in different
communities including France, The Republic Of Ireland and England.
A successful ex player Blaise was a junior representative of Cameroon, in different ITF junior competitions in Africa and has won multiple tournaments both in France and Cameroon as a junior and senior player.
- Level 3 Coaching Certificate
- First Aid Certificate
- DBS Certificate
- Safeguarding and Protection in
Blaise's motto is:
"Respect all, fear none"
Dan has been playing tennis for 15 years and coaching for 7 years.
Playing tennis in South Africa, Switzerland, England, the Virgin
Islands, Puerto Rico and America has given him a vast array of world
tennis experience. After coaching tennis in England for 4 years, Dan
went on to coach in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and also
travelled to Puerto Rico for USTA tournaments. Dan is an LTA Level 2
Coach, has a current and up to date first aid certification, CRB
checked, and is fully insured.
Dan's motto is:
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"
Franklyn has the LTA Level 1 and 2 coaching awards and has coaching experience of over 15 years.
Originally from Ghana Franklin played ITF satellite tournaments in Africa. His speciality is
teaching his favourite shot, the single handed backhand to anyone who wants to hit this beautiful
Franklyn's motto is:
"Hard work rewards"
Our most valuable team member who keeps us all OnTheBall with his enthusiasm and naughty antics.
Our star player Tigger's motto is:
"If it's gotta be, it starts with me"