Tennis lessons in Oxford

Private tennis lessons offer a great way to learn to play tennis or improve your game. We offer one-to-one tuition or another popular way is to team up with a friend or family member and learn tennis together.

Our tennis coaching team are an experienced bunch. They are all LTA qualified and/or PTR registered, have played competitively at a high level and have been coaching tennis for many years.

‘I have been played tennis for 13 years, having started relatively late in life. I have experienced many coaches at Virgin Active and Markson Tennis camps and Ruben has been the best Coach that I have encountered. He adapted his coaching and training sessions to my learning style. My game,which had “plateaued” prior to his coaching, has significantly improved and I can see the same in other people that I play, who have been trained by him. He is the stand out coach that I have experienced’. M. H, Oxford

Getting started

We’ll have a chat with you about what you expect from your tennis lessons. If you play tennis already, then we’ll discuss how you want to improve. If you’re starting out for the first time then we will start from the very beginning.

We’ll assign you the most appropriate tennis coach who will then:

  • Tailor a structure tennis lesson plan, using specifically designed drills to improve aspects of your game
  • Give you regular feedback on your progress
  • Keep the tennis lessons varied and fun!



Step 1: Send us your requirements by email (also available over the phone)

Step 2: Ruben Rivero will either coach you himself or get one of the Discovery Tennis available coaches.

Our lessons take place at the Wychwood School tennis courts in Oxford, located between Cherwell School and Oxford High School.

Tennis Lessons – 2019 Prices

  • 1 hour and one person: £45
  • 1 hour and two people: £50
  • 1 1/2 hours and one person: £65
  • 1 1/2 hours and two people: £70
  • Saturdays, Sundays or bank holiday lessons are £10 more
  • More than two people: call us for pricing


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  • Discovery Tennis Tours organized a perfect tailor-made tennis & language holiday in Seville for my 16 year old during the summer of 2012. He is studying Spanish for his GSCE exams and he was able to improve written and oral Spanish while staying with a local family and working on his tennis daily. He was very pleased with the language school and Patricia, the coach, helped him a lot with his game. I definitely recommend DTT as a fantastic tennis holiday organizar.
    Mike Bowen, Old Headington, UK
  • The Tennis Camp that Discovery Tennis run in the summer of 2015 at the Wychwood School was absolutely brilliant. It was very well organized, the coaches were very professional and caring and my 13 year old son absolutely loved it. He got fitter, more confident and he now plays twice a week after school. I highly recommend this company.
    Kay Richardson, Oxford
  • I have been played tennis for 13 years, having started relatively late in life. I have experienced many coaches at Virgin Active and Markson Tennis camps and Ruben has been the best Coach that I have encountered. He adapted his coaching and training sessions to my learning style.  My game,which had "plateaued" prior to his coaching, has significantly improved and I can see the same in other people that I play, who have been trained by him. He is the stand out coach that I have experienced.
    Mike Hartnell, Oxford, UK
  • Discovery Tennis Tours organized a fantastic holiday for my wife and I in Granada, Spain. Eduardo, the Head Coach, was really good, he worked us hard while also enjoying it. We both improved greatly our ground strokes and our setting on the court during matches.  The hotel and service were just excellent and the activities very well run. I would highly recommend Discovery Tennis Tours to anyone interested in improving their game while enjoying the beauty, culture and surroundings of Andalusia and Granada.
    Martin Baldridge, Sunderland, UK
  • Ruben has coached me on and off for two years, and is coming up with new ideas all the time. He is always thoughtful about the game, and a good conversationalist besides. Ruben is also not somebody to stand at the far end of the court and simply bellow instructions - he will come bouncing over the net and really show you what to do.
    Richard Whittington, Oxford, UK
  • Ruben is an excellent tennis coach. It really helps that Ruben has played tennis to a very high level and is really passionate about passing on his extensive skills to novice tennis players. He has great attention to detail and has a wealth of knowledge and contacts in his native Spain -  combining tennis with interesting leisure activities in Spain is a real winning formula.  I thoroughly recommend Discovery Tennis Tours!
    Chris Mantel, Oxford
  • I started as though from scratch 4 years ago. I am a mature learner and I have had several different coaches and, whilst they have been good none of them match Ruben's ability to identify and correct technical problems' areas. My tennis has improved immeasurebly since starting with him a year ago. I will be going to one of Discovery Tennis Tours weeks in June 2013.
    Anne Edwards, Old Headington, UK
  • Balazs has been coaching my daughter for about 12 months.  Balazs is a first class coach; he puts a lot of effort in to the lessons, which are always well structured but nonetheless fun.  There was a noticeable improvement in my daughter's technique, performance and confidence level from the very first lesson with Balazs and I have no hesitation in recommending him.
    Stephen S., Banbury, UK
  • In the last 18 months my tennis has improved considerably under the tutelage of Balazs. He is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable coach who makes the coaching sessions fun and very rewarding. He combines technical and matchplay drills effectively and I would unreservedly  recommend him to players of all levels.
    K.H. Aston, UK
  • Balazs offers the perfect combination of skill and enjoyment. His technical ability and teaching techniques are of the highest level, yet he still manages to make the sessions fun, lighthearted and rewarding. As a complete beginner, he's built my confidence and technique from nothing and I am now completely hooked on tennis thanks to his patience and excellent coaching style.
    Kathy Slack, Witney, UK
  • Ruben trained me during my time in England. I am a top 20 junior player in my federal state in Germany and I play at the highest junior league. He really improved my game for the upcoming spring tournaments and what I value the most about him is his ability to analyse my strokes into detail always giving me the specific key tips to improve them. I learned a lot in 5 months especially in my match play.
    Stephanie Hollmann, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Ruben is a professional with a great passion for tennis. I was a complete beginner when I started lessons with Ruben and his patience and encouragement helped me to develop my skills to become a more confident player. His enthusiasm for the game is obvious through his coaching sessions which are good fun and enjoyable whether one-on-one or group sessions.  
    Kerry Oldridge, Bladon, UK
  • Ruben has been my coach since I took up tennis.  In 15 months I have progressed from being a complete beginner to just about holding my own in doubles matches with some good club players.  I particularly value Ruben's ability to analyse and explain what I need to do to improve specific aspects of my play and the encouragement he gives me when something shows any sign of improvement.
    George Levvy, Headington, UK
  • Ruben has been coaching me for about a year now and has vastly improved my game. He is an excellent coach who has a great eye for understanding the cause of problems and has been hugely helpful on the technical aspect of tennis strokes. He has also really enhanced my reading of match play and when to be aggressive and when to be defensive. I will definitely be going on Discovery Tennis Tours coaching trips to Spain as I think they have the potential to take my game up another level.
    Stephen Anness, Henley, UK
  • Thank you Discovery Tennis Tours for  arranging a wonderful first visit to Seville. I had an absolutely fantastic time. It was a marvelous experience visiting so many interesting places, meeting such friendly and welcoming people and learning a little about the past and the present of this beautiful city.You included so many things that  it is difficult to say which was the highlight really with the fabulous food, wine and sights. Oh the tennis was good as well!
    Lesley Long, Oxford, UK
  • I went to Seville with DTT 06/2012. From the moment we arrived we were so well looked after, staying in a very boutique hotel in the center of historic old Seville. Everything was of a high quality & well organised. The best bit for me was being able to play tennis ad then to experience the culture of such a beautiful historic city and being right in the middle of it. Looking over at the cathedral lit up at night across the roof tops from the roof top bar. The delicious gourmet food, I have never had gazpacho soup with olive oil ice cream wow! Wonderful experience I can’t wait to go on the next one.
    Gina Williams, Oxford, UK
  • Thank you for organising a brilliant holiday, the combination of tennis and seeing Seville was a fantastic idea. The location of the hotel meant that after 3 hours of Tennis, the cultural tours were in easy walking distance. I felt that I had a real taste of Seville whilst improving my Tennis. The attention to detail was five stars.
    Kathy Mumby-Croft, Oxford, UK