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Edward Large

Edward became a tennis coach at 14 years old working with his local tennis club. He took on his first head coach’s role at 19 turning a small club programme into a thriving programme catering for all ages and abilities.

Edward created the Excel Tennis Academy to make tennis accessible for everyone and to create a pathway for school pupils to join their local tennis clubs. He has mentored many pupils over the years not just to become great tennis players but also to become tennis coaches. 

He is very proud of all his students achievements and the pupils who he has helped create a career for in there future.

His love of sport, fitness and especially tennis has driven him to create an Academy which currently has nearly 300 people a week in coaching, 7 tennis coaches and 19 primary schools in the 'Excel Tennis Academy Schools Partnership'

Edward’s current activities include:



  • Managing the coaching programmes at Witney  and Lower Windrush Tennis Clubs

  • Organising the schools’ programme

  • Organising the junior club teams and EXCEL matchplay events along with the Academy’s competition organisers.

  • Coaching a variety of players including nationally identified tennis players, County Champions, Club Champions, and players who represent Oxfordshire.

  • Working with beginners and players coming back to the game.

  • Mentoring young and upcoming Tennis coaches

  • Working with local authorities to help promote sport in the local community

  • Coach and Leadership Training

  • Developing local facilities to help promote exercise and tennis to the wider community


Some of Edwards qualifications


  • L.T.A LEVEL 4 Senior Club Coach Award

  • L.T.A Club Coaches Award (CCA)

  • L.T.A Development Coaches Award (DCA)

  • Equity in coaching

  • First aid

  • Cardio Tennis Instructor

  • FAA Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

5 Facts about Edward

  • Loves classic cars and bikes

  • Played the drums since he was 5

  • Is a keen fish keeper with a large marine fish tank and koi pond

  • Was in a successful band playing gigs in london including the national NME competition

  • Is happiest when gardening, doing DIY or building something

What people have said about Edward Large

'Ed and myself go back many years as both friends and professional coaches, Ed always creates the right coaching environment to learn and have fun in, in the pursuit  of finding the winning formula. Ed comes highly recommended. 

Chris Hampton, Head Coach North Oxford Tennis Club





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