Coach DBS - Head Coach L4


Coach David is usually called "DBS" after his initials David Buchanan-Smith

David is a L4 Senior LTA qualified coach with over ten years coaching experience. He is Head Coach at the club and manages the other coaching staff, player development and the coaching timetable.

He is also available for private one-to-one hourly sessions to help players improve and work on particular shots.

David competes for the club, in the men's 1st team - usually doubles, sometimes singles and is a keen Djokovic fan.

This is a photo of David with Annabel Croft and Greg Rusedski (David is in the middle).

Coach Gordon

Coach Gordon Conner is a long time friend and member of the club.  He used to live across the club in his childhood days and is very proud of the club, and helping people get better at tennis.

Gordon runs the Monday night beginner class as a volunteer. 

Coach Ryan

Ryan Shields is a L2 Coach, whilst also studying at University.  He has played tennis for the club since his teens and is now keen to help other younger members develop further.

Ryan runs some Mini Tennis Classes and coaches at Tennis for Free.

Coach Annie

Annie Hutton is one of our L1 female coaches.  She is an active member of Ladies Tennis within the club, whilst working as a Primary School Teacher in real life.  She has been able to combine these two skills of teaching and tennis and helps out at various kids tennis sessions, and bringing tennis coaching into the school where she works.

Last year she was able to help organise a schools tournament and get primary school children playing tennis.

Coach Arron

Arron Scott has played tennis with the club since he was wee and became a club junior, then a club L1 coach - helping with club events and mini tennis every Saturday.  He is off studying in Aberdeen where he plays tennis with the University but he will always be part of our coaching team in the Drum! 

Coach Becca

Becca Harkin is one of our L1 female coaches.  She helps out during busy times, at club events and with summer and easter camps.

She is a keen tennis player and often plays with the other ladies in the club.

Coach Jevon

Jevon Chan is our most, newly qualified coach for 2017!   Jevon plays singles and doubles tennis and got to the finals of men's doubles Drum Interclub tournament in 2016.