Coaching Team

Our experienced coaches are passionate about helping you achieve your goals, whether you are a beginner, improver or already playing club tennis. 



Adam Brown

Adam Brown is a Senior Performance Tennis Coach who has been at the forefront of Scottish tennis for the last decade.

As a junior player growing up in Cumbria, he was the County Champion for every age group and went on to captain the Cumbrian Men’s Team as an adult.  At the age of 16, Adam secured a Tennis Scholarship at Sir Hugh Owen School in Wales and then a further Scholarship to the University of Stirling.

Upon graduating with a degree in Business Law, Adam followed his passion in tennis by taking up a job in Cumbria as a Community Tennis coach for 2 years.  From this, Adam moved to New Zealand where he was the Junior High Performance coach at the Waikato Tennis Academy in Hamilton.  Here he worked with some of the top junior tennis players in New Zealand.

After 2 years in New Zealand, Adam returned to Scotland to take up the role of Central Scotland District Tennis Coach, basing himself out of the Gannochy National Tennis Centre at the University of Stirling.  Since then, Adams role has expanded and he currently Heads up the regional performance programme for Tennis Scotland at the Gannochy, Stirling University where he looks after some of the top junior tennis players in Scotland.

During this time Adam has created an award winning set of tennis competitions throughout the Central Scotland and Tayside regions, as well as establishing one of the largest Tennis Projects in Primary Schools that has taken place in Scotland in recent years.  He has picked up 4 national awards during the last 6 years, the highlight of which being Scottish Tennis Coach of the Year and more recently in 2015 the Outstanding Achievement Award from Tennis Scotland.

Joe Gill

Joe Gill is a Performance Tennis Coach who has been involved in coaching a wide range of ages and abilities for ten years.  He currently works with some of the leading Tennis Professionals in Scotland.

Joe’s junior career highlights were winning 18U County Champion for both singles and doubles in 2006. In addition, he represented Yorkshire in both 2005 and 2006 at junior county cup. In 2006 Joe accepted a Tennis Scholarship to the University of Stirling to further his tennis playing ambitions alongside gaining a degree.

From 2006 to 2010 Joe achieved a degree in Politics and Sport Studies and decided to continue to study and obtain a Masters degree in Sport Management between 2010 and 2013. During his time as a student Joe focused on improving his playing and coaching ability. Some of his playing highlights have been; winning three AEGON British Tour titles in Stirling (2010, 2012) and Sheffield (2012), winning the doubles title at the British University Individual Championships (2012), being selected to represent Great Britain in the BNP Paribas University event hosted in Aix-en-Provence (2012) as well as the coaching of seven junior grand slam players and two senior grand slam players including Jonny O’Mara and Maia Lumsden.  These highlights helped Joe gain a top 30 British senior ranking.

Joe currently works with Wimbledon Wheelchair Champion and Number 1 in the world, Gordon Reid.  Doubles professional Colin Fleming (highest ranking 17 in the world) as well as top Scottish Juniors Ali Collins and Maia Lumsden, who both competed in Junior Wimbledon in 2016 and 2015.

Jordan McCulloch

Jordan McCulloch is an LTA Level 3 Certified Performance Tennis Coach who has been involved in the elite tier of Scottish tennis over the past 7 years.

As a junior player growing up in Cheshire, he was ranked at No.1 in Great Britain for U12’s, U16’s and U18’s age groups, representing the nation in World and European Championships. Having spent his high school years combining academics and tennis at the WIN Tennis Academy in Wrexham, Jordan began to compete on the International Tennis Federation Junior Circuit, achieving a world ranking inside the Top 200.

Once turning 18, he attained a tennis scholarship to the University of Stirling, captaining the men’s first team to three successive British Championships whilst actively competing on the International Tennis Federation Professional Circuit.

After completing his undergraduate degree, Jordan decided to stay on for a further 2 years and undertake an MSc in Sport Management whilst combining his role as the Tennis Programme Coordinator at Beaconhust School. During this time Jordan has also become one of the Head Coaches of the Central Scotland District Tennis Programme at the Gannochy National Tennis Centre at the University of Stirling.

Throughout this period, he has worked with players of all abilities from adult and child beginners to national and international junior tennis players in Scotland. Jordan is a versatile coach who shares a deep passion for the game and enjoys working with all players who strive to succeed and are willing to maximise their ability.

Richard Knapman

Richard Knapman is a fully licensed LTA tennis coach. Richard is passionate about the sport and is a driven coach who is constantly seeking new ways of improving coaching. His ambition is to help tennis players of all levels to reach their full potential. 

Richard achieved his first LTA tennis coaching award at the age of 15 and represented the North of Scotland senior county team as a teenager. He went on to study Banking and Finance at Loughborough University, where he captained his University tennis team. After a career in the City, Richard returned to coaching.  He is first team captain at Bridge of Allan Sports Club, who play in the Tennis Central Scotland first division.

He has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Coaching and is in the process of completing his MSc at the University of Stirling. Richard has played with many 'greats' of the game, including Bjorn Borg and Ilie Nastase. His coaching philosophy is based on creating a positive and encouraging environment for players of all standards and ability.   

Richard says: "The Gleneagles Tennis Academy provides unparalleled access to first class tennis coaching at one of the world's greatest leisure destinations. Our ambition is to help every tennis playing guest to improve his or her game in an exciting and fun environment."

Colin Fleming

Colin Fleming (born 13 August 1984 in Broxburn, West Lothian) is a British professional tennis player who specialises in doubles, who has held a world ranking as high as number 17.  He was selected for 2009 Great Britain Davis Cup team, and has since been a regular part of Britain's Davis Cup fixtures. Together with Jocelyn Rae, he won the gold medal in the mixed doubles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi for Scotland.

He has reached fifteen ATP Tour doubles finals in his career winning seven of them: two in 2009, 2012 and 2013 and one in 2011. In 2011, he had his best doubles Grand Slam season to date reaching the quarterfinals of Wimbledon his best achievement in a Grand Slam tournament, and then two months later equaling it at the US Open. He has had a number of different partners, but primarily plays alongside his British compatriots, most notably Ross Hutchins, Jamie & Andy Murray, Ken Skupski and Jonathan Marray. Fleming's most successful partnership has been with Ross Hutchins, however whilst Hutchins was off the tour with illness, Fleming spent recent years partnering Wimbledon doubles champion Jonathan Marray.

Colin will be available for coaching at Gleneagles approximately four times a year, please call for dates.


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