Our Story

We launched in 2015 to bring something new and exciting to the sport

Tennis Icon UK was founded with the ambition to increase participation in this great sport and to develop the next generation of Tennis Superstars. We strive to apply our unique knowledge and coaching experience to deliver Fun, Educational and Inspirational lessons and events for participants of all ages. We offer a wide range of packages for Schools, Academies and Corporates designed to build and enhance Tennis Communities. Our focus is on teaching our core values of Education, Competitiveness, Team Building and Achievement.

Our Philosophy

Fun. Educational. Inspirational.

The team at Tennis Icon UK are passionate about creating the next generation of tennis superstars and helping to coach all of our players towards ‘The Winning Game’. We firmly believe that the best way to achieving this is to make every lesson Fun, Educational and Inspirational. Our goal is to instil a passion for the sport to increase participation whilst focusing on technical and tactical development to raise the level of performance.

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Meet The Team

James Barry

CEO & Founder

James is the Founder of Tennis Icon UK and an LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach. He is Head Coach at Kensington Memorial Park and is passionate about helping his players to progress to higher levels of competition.

Favourite Shot: Forehand

Favourite Players: Roger Federer & Heather Watson

Kenichiro Oishi

Tennis Development Officer

Ken is an LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach. He is responsible for all player and coach development across our Academies and Schools. Ken also competes at British Tour and Futures Level.

Favourite Shot: Forehand

Favourite Players: Rafael Nadal & Madison Keys

James Pié

Head of Corporate Tennis

James has a First Class Honours Degree from UCL. He brings passion and experience in event management to provide a fun and unique day out for all of our corporate clients.

Favourite Shot: Volley & Smash

Favourite Players: Rafael Nadal & Serena Williams

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Get In Touch

We are always on the lookout for professional and enthusiastic coaches. If you think you have what it takes to join a progressive and entrepreneurial company, then please visit our Careers page.

What Do We Offer

School Services

  • Our school sessions promote an Active & Healthy Lifestyle
  • We have a unique development pathway that compliments the National Curriculum
  • Our challenge is to help all of our schools excel at tennis in competitions


  • All of our lessons are designed to be Fun, Educational and Inspirational
  • We help develop your tennis to help you get fit, have some fun, and achieve ‘The Winning Game’
  • Our coaches are LTA qualified, DBS Checked and First Aid Trained

Corporate Events

  • We have partnerships with the UK’s most prestigious tennis venues to provide the perfect setting for your event
  • Our events support team building, collaboration and competition
  • We can support your CSR policies with our links to children’s charities