Meet the coaching team

We work with a field of coaches across both Tennis & Football coaching.
Read more about them below.

Hamid Hejazi

Hamid has worked with players of all ages and abilities including several who have competed on the world stage and at Wimbledon under his tuition.

A late comer to the sport Hamid played football to a national level up to the age of 12 and only picked up tennis as a teenager. By 18 he was ranked inside the top 10 in the UK and the worlds top 300.

He left school at 15 pursuing a career as a professional player competing around the world but soon realised just how good you need to be to reach the very top of the game and decided the next best thig was coaching. At 20 he had his first job and has gone on to coach over 15 internationally ranked boys, girls, men and women all of whom have been some of the best in the country for their respective age groups.

Now the director of Over&In he is very passionate about passing on his knowledge to any one who wants to learn the sport he loves and hopes he can have a positive impact on the number of people who play the game!

Matthew Sanders

Our “Head of coaching”, Matt is one of those coaches who delivers.

He isn’t as vocal or lively as some but his knowledge and understanding of teaching tennis is second to none and this is highlighted non more so than in the big improvements so many of his pupils make.

With a 2:1 degree from Durham and a wealth of sporting achievements Matt has all the attributes to become a very successful tennis coach in the future

Oliver Halliwell

Ollie has a great work ethic, is liked by everyone and for someone in his early 20’s coaches like a veteran. He started with us as an assistant coach back in 2010 and hasn’t looked back.

Ollie knew from an early age that teaching was his passion and rather than go to uni he decided tennis was the career for him. With all of his qualities there will be many opportunities for Ollie but we hope that he will continue to be an Over & In coach for many years to come.

Chris Little

Chris has been a professional tennis coach since 2005 and has a wealth of experience working with players at all stages of their respective pathways. He has played a huge part in the development of several national champions, GB representatives, Tennis Europe and Junior ITF standard players.
Chris has also helped numerous older players use tennis as a tool to open up new opportunities in particular achieve an American scholarships where players have gone on to combine their tennis with a university education.

He is the Cambridgeshire Mens County Captain and the Boys 18&U County Captain. Chris’ passion for Cambs tennis is second to non and anyone who knows him will tell you this. A passionate, enthusiastic student of the game and skill acquisition.

In 2017 Chris passed the LTA‘S highest level of performance tennis coaching ‘The Level 5 Master Performance Coach qualification’. This is something very few people can even take due to the entry criteria and the work and commitment required to take this course, let alone pass, shows just what sort of character and coach Chris is. We are extremely happy to have him on the team and his knowledge and expertise is something that will not only benefit the players he works with but also the Over & In team as a whole.

Matt Taylor

Matt has been a performance tennis coach for the past 10 years working with county through to international standard junior players. He has experience with domestic, regional and national events all the way up to touring with players at Tennis Europe and ITF Junior level. Away from performance coaching Matt spent 2 years with Chris Little as head coach of Cocks and Hens LTC.

Matt Has coached national champions and finalists, Team GB players and developed players through to British Tour victories and professional Futures competitions. Matt has also captained many junior Cambridgeshire county teams, is the Cambridgeshire mens county vice captain and on the Cambridgeshire Tennis Performance committee.

Much of his experience applied in his coaching was developed as a player where he played at the highest level of junior tennis, competing in grade 1 and A level ITF events including junior Queens and Wimbledon. Domestically he was also British Colleges Champion, National U18 Indoor Series Champion and selected to represent the Great Britain U18 team. As a senior he was a multiple British Tour winner and gained world ranking points on the men’s professional Futures and Challenger circuits. Matt also spent 5 years working for IBM on the show courts statistics team at the Wimbledon Championships collecting the information that you see on TV, including 5 wimbledon finals.

Want to join the team?

We are always looking for ambitious, and enthusiastic people to join our team. If this sounds like you, drop us a line with what you can bring that sets you apart from anyone else.

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