Individual Tennis Lessons

If you want to have a lesson that is personally structured to your tennis needs then private/individual lessons are for you

All of our experienced Tennis Professionals are available for one to one lessons where they can quickly analyse your game and make quick improvements to your technique and tactical awareness.  

The sessions are informative , fun and energetic and can be booked at a time of your choice with the 'Pro' of your choice.  Abbeydale's team of coaches have taught players from complete beginners to a Men's Wimbledon Champion.  

Individual lessons are the way for fast results and better tennis!!

Meet the Coaching Team

John Gledden

John Gledden

Abbeydale Tennis Club Ltd – Managing Director
Abbeydale Tennis Squads Ltd – Managing Director
Abbeydale Multi Sports Week Ltd – Managing Director
Abbeydale Tennis Academy - Director of Tennis
Abbeydale Tennis Club - Head Tennis Professional



  • LTA Licensed Coach - Current Licence held
  • LTA ( ACA ) Qualified - UKCC Level 4 Coach
  • RPT – European Professional - RPT Level 4
  • British Tennis Coaches Association - BTCA Level 4
  • LTA Certificate in Tutoring Skills - ( Currently Taking )


Tel: ( 0114 ) 236 1938


Coaching Career:

  • Individual Coach to Wimbledon Men's Doubles Champion British Davis Cup Player Jonathan Marray 1990 – 1999. Jonny has played 13 consecutive Wimbledon Championships winning the Men's Doubles Championships in 2012!!
  • Individual Coach to Australian Open Junior U18 Champion & British Davis Cup Player David Sherwood 1988 - 1994
  • Individual Coach to Australian Open Junior U18 Champion & British Davis Cup Player David Sherwood 1988 - 1994
  • David was ranked World No. 3 in Boys U18 Singles and World No.1 in Boys U18 Doubles in 1998
  • Individual Coach to 4 players who have represented Great Britain
  • Individual Coach to 3 players who have won Junior National Singles Titles
  • Captain to Great Britain U14 Girls Team – 2004
  • Coached all FIVE of the current Abbeydale Coaching Team !!   J


Playing Career:

  • Yorkshire Doubles Champion in 1983,1984, 1986 ( all with David Hirst ) & 1996 ( with David Sherwood )
  • Sheffield Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles Champion ( 12 titles - 1982 & 1996 )
  • Represented Yorkshire County Team on too many occasions to count
Joshua Gleden

Joshua Gledden

Abbeydal Tennis Club Manager 

Tel: 0114 236 1938
Tel : 07969 574280
Email :


Playing Career:

Josh started playing tennis when he was 5 years old and went on to become a Junior Professional Player, travelling around Europe to compete in national and international tournaments. 

Josh's claim to fame is that he holds a 1-0 head to head record against doubles world number 1 Jamie Murray and a 2-0 head to head record against ATP No.85 player Taro Daniel.


Tennis achievements:

  • Reached a career high ranking of No.1 in the U18 UK rankings.
  • Reached top 500 in the U18 world rankings.
  • U18 National Masters Champion.
  • Yorkshire U18 Champion.
  • Reining Sheffield and District Singles, Doubles and Mixed Champion.
  • Is part of the Yorkshire Men’s squad from 2009 – present.


  • Junior Performance Coach at Abbeydale.
  • Helped prepare junior Wimbledon Doubles Champion 2016 Usue Arconada the week before Wimbledon.
  • Helped prepare World No.180 Paula Goncalves for Wimbledon 2016.
  • Worked with UK Top 5 U16 Player Georgia Lawson who also reached the top 250 ITF U18.


Level 1 coach - Josh has had a year out of coaching and is now studying his coaching courses and hoping to get his level 4 senior performance coach by September 2017 with the hope of starting his level 5 ‘Master Performance coach’ in September 2018.

Future Role at Abbeydale:

Josh is hoping to pass on his playing knowledge onto the juniors at Abbeydale Tennis Club and become a full time performance.

Adam Jameel

Adam Jameel

Abbeydale Tennis Professional
Head Coach of Abbeydale Tennis Club


CCA Qualified and LTA Licensed Coach

Tennis background:
Adam started playing tennis at the age of 16 and was coached by John Gledden. Adam has been coaching since 1987. Adam is now Abbeydale Tennis Club’s head professional, fully licensed LTA club coach and is CCA level 4 qualified.

Adam absolutely loves tennis and coaches players of every age from total beginner to international senior level.

In 1990 Adam worked at Vale do Lobo, Portugal for former British No.1 and 3 time Wimbledon semi-finalist Roger Taylor. 

Adam coaches every day and is ultra enthusiastic in all the sessions he delivers and is still trying to improve in all areas of his game and his coaching skills also.

League matches

Adam is a member of Abbeydale's league winning Sheffield & District Men's 1st team 6 times. He is also a Sheffield & District finalist in over 45 Singles 2014-16 and Doubles 2012-13.

Deuce UK Pro Shop

Adam owns Deuce UK Pro Shop, inside Abbeydale Tennis Club, with wife Penny Jameel. Adam has been a racket stringer to a number of ATP World Tour players such as Milos Raounic, Jerzy Janowicz, Jamie Delgado, Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi.  
He has been sponsored by BABOLAT since 1998. 

James Cousins

James Cousins

Abbeydale Tennis Professional


CCA Qualified

Tennis Background

James started playing tennis at the age of 10 and has been coaching at Abbeydale Tennis Club since 2011, after working for a year at Hallamshire. James coaches beginners to advanced players at Abbeydale and is our main CARDIO TENNIS coach, often doing 5 sessions per week.

Tennis Successes

James ran his own Tennis School in Spain for 5 years, when he was living out there with his wife.

James was an U16 Yorkshire Champion.

Tel: 07805 289104


Shaun Scholey

Shaun Scholey


CCA Qualified

Tennis Background

Shaun started playing tennis at the age of 11 and was coached by ( now Head Coach ) Adam Jameel at Tom lane ( Nether green ) and Hallamshire Tennis Club.
Shaun became an Abbeydale Tennis Club member at the age of 15 and was coached by John Gledden.
He started coaching at 18 years of age and is now a CCA level 4 coach with 20 years experience at all levels. Shaun also as 2 children that play tennis at Abbeydale. 


Shaun reached his highest rating of a 3.1 and progressed on to the British tour.  

Abbeydale Men’s Teams

Shaun still represents Abbeydale in league matches throughout the year.

Tel: 07717 134423

Charlie Forys

Charlie Forys

Tennis Background:

Charlie has over 15 years experience working with adults and juniors delivering tennis lessons to individuals, small groups or whole classes.

Having played so much competitive tennis in his teen years, Charlie gained the insight into the latest techniques and coaching methods, which he has been using very successfully with his students.

Charlie loves tennis and has a real passion for being on court and making a difference to players of all ages and standards.

Contact Charlie:

Tel: 07935 789 210

Charlie Forys

Callum Reid


LTA Level 2 Coach
Tennis Background:

I have been playing tennis since I was 4 years old. I began competing when I was 10 and made the County squad for Herefordshire and Worcestershire. I eventually rose to county number 1 from under 16 to under 18 as well as reaching the top 200 in the Country. I have played all over the Country in squads and tournaments, including the Welsh National Tennis Centre, East Gloustershire Tennis Club and Manor Park, Malvern. I have also spent time training in Spain at independent clubs and at La Manga.
Contact Callum:

Mobile: 07841 613957
Charlie Forys

Fraser Hussey


LTA Level 3 club coach, Qualified cardio tennis instructor, mini tennis leadership award and first aid trained. 

Playing career:

Former top 20 in Hampshire and isle of white, competed in tennis Jeannie box leagues, trained in a pro academy in Spain and once played with Andy Murray. 

“I have been playing tennis since I was 9 years old, competing in tournaments and in my early teens, was in the top 20 in Hampshire. My favourite tennis player is Novak Djockovic, who has greatly inspired me over the past few years. I think tennis is a great sport as it's very sociable, applies you mentally and of course is brilliant for your fitness. I like to create a fun experience in my coaching as well as developing player's skills in tennis and other goals they have. In my spare time I like to go to the gym, listen to music and am a film fanatic.” 

Contact Fraser:

Number: 07828 631155 

For futher details on coaching or to book an individual lesson please either ring The Club on - 0114 236 1938 or contact the coach on their mobile.