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.

Her motto:

 "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
  Tennis Trained

Blaise's motto is:
"Respect all, fear none"

Dan Phear

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 Mensah-Roberts

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 stroke.

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"

How to Book

Email us on info@ontheballtennis.co.uk to book your session.

OnTheBallTennis has a 24 hour cancellation policy for pre-booked lessons. Cancelled sessions within the period will regretfully be fully charged.

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