Meet the coaching team

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

Hamid Hejazi

Hamid is the founder of Over & In and has been coaching full time since 1999. He started his career working at 2 of the country’s leading high performance centres and was therefore very fortunate to work alongside many great coaches and this also meant at a young age he was working with many top national players. In his first 4 years of coaching he had coached multiple age group national champions, juniors who compete on the world stage including several who played at Junior Wimbledon.

Hamid then moved to Cambridge where he became the Head Coach at Great Shelford Tennis Club (GSTC) and Over & In began. He wanted a new life with the dream to one day live in Cambridge and that meant starting all over. GSTC has now become a huge part of his life and a club that will always be close to his heart. While he was growing the company he has always kept his passion for working with elite players including coaching players such as David Rice (ATP ranking of 287) on the outdoor village rec courts of GSTC.

Now heading up the Hills Road Program, Hamid is working with some of Cambridgeshires best. Harry Wendelken (HW) Yujiro Onuma (YO) Jo Garland (JG) and Charlie Broom (CB). In the past year all 4 players have achieved career high rankings with JG and HW both winning their first professional 25K titles and YO achieving an ATP ranking at the age of 18. HW, JG, CB are all hoping to compete at Wimbledon in 2023.

‘I enjoy my work immensely! I work with an amazing team of people who are all fantastic and highly skilled at what they do. I think tennis is the best sport in the world and take great pride in knowing so many kids benefit from the many great things playing competitive tennis brings. Seeing the players I work with succeed is like seeing my family do well. They become a part of your life and it no longer feels like work but my passion and joy. For that I feel very lucky!’ HH

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

From: £40 p/h

Oliver Halliwell

Olly 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.

Olly 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 Olly but we hope that he will continue to be an Over&In coach for many years to come.

From £35 p/h

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.

From £40 p/h

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.

From £44 p/h

James Morris

My name is James (Jimmy) Morris

For the last 10 years I have been learning my trade in all parts of the UK and abroad. From running a small performance programme to travelling full time with ITF world ranked Juniors. I actually had my first coaching role with Over & In and it feels like I have come home! I am so excited to be part of the team to help create the next generation of best Cambridge and GB players.

Working with the best coaches and players is what I want for the next stage of my career and I can’t think of a better opportunity for myself than being based at Hills Road with the Over & In team!

I have always worked closely with players to create the best personal programme for them, from their tennis tournament analysis, nutrition, strength & conditioning and mental coaching.

I was a top 20 GB player and I have represented Cambridge from Mini Red right through to men’s and still represent the men’s.

I am a very enthusiastic coach that brings high energy to every session and asks every player to work as hard as they can.

I look forward to working with and learning from this great team of coaches as well as hopefully adding to it as well. UBUNTU!!

From £40 p/h

Will Ingle

Will is passionate about sport. On court he loves to motivate and encourage players of all ages and all abilities to do their best.

He is enthusiastic, approachable and believes that exercise is not only essential for a healthy body but also for a healthy mind, to build self-discipline and self-belief.

Away from the court he loves supporting Liverpool and watching cricket, football, golf and rugby as well as tennis.

Will is a team player with good communication skills and is reliable, calm and endlessly patient.

From £30.00 p/h

Will Rogers

Will has been part of the Over & In team since 2020 and his enthusiasm to coaching ensures that his lessons are always fun fulled. His has a great work ethic and an abundance of patience which has yielded positive results when coaching children.

His history in tennis includes being a County Junior Player at Gosling before moving to Hertfordshire where he then played for Codicote as part of the Over & In Team.

From £30.00 p/h

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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