About me



Jane Poynder has been involved in tennis coaching and coach education for over 50 years. An LTA Master Tutor and Master Development Coach her career has covered many tennis related activities, a former Wimbledon player who represented England at both Tennis and Squash, a Tutor, Assessor and Internal Verifier for the Lawn Tennis Association and an External Verifier in Tennis for 1st4Sport,

She now spends much of her time in the running of Malvern Tennis Academy in partnership with Christopher Probyn Skinner.


As someone who has been involved in coaching and playing tennis for so many years, Jane is always happy to give advice to up and coming young tennis players who may be thinking of embarking on tennis coaching as a career, or about tennis lessons for all ages and abilities. She is still actively involved on court as well as spending time on the golf course.

Contact jane@poyndertennis.com if you would like any help or advice on all aspects of tennis.


Adult Coaching Programme

Adult Coaching services

For all Junior Coaching Information visit www.malverntennisacademy.com

Adult tennis coaching
Group Sessions

Tennis is a game for life whatever your ability. If you would like to have fun, meet new people and get fit then consider joining one of our group sessions or book an individual lesson. All ages and abilities are catered for and lessons can be taken either indoors on one of the three excellent acrylic courts at Manor Park Club, Malvern or on one of the outdoor courts. Manor Park has 4 floodlit astroturf courts, 4 acrylic courts, 2 floodlit, 2 synthetic clay and in the summer 4 grass. Most sessions last one hour, held either indoors or outdoors according to court availability.

10 week courses for Group Sessions are held regularly and all standards are catered for, whether beginner, novice or advanced player. Sessions include expert tuition and match play and generally last 90 minutes.

Indoor sessions on a Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 a.m. and Wednesday 9.30 to 11.00 a.m. during the autumn and Spring Terms and outdoors during the summer.

Cardio Tennis
Cardio Sessions

Cardio Tennis is a fun tennis workout to music - an ideal way to burn off the calories. No tennis skill required and equipment provided if needed.

It is a very social and fun class for players of all ability levels taught by a tennis teaching professional or fitness professional. If you have never played tennis before it is a great way to be introduced to the sport and if you are an experienced high level tennis player it is the best way to train for tennis.

Contact us to find out what sessions are currently taking place.

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Adult Beginner and Improver Courses

Courses are set up on a regular basis on a Saturday morning in 3-week blocks. Ideal for those who are keen to take up tennis or whose game may need some improvement

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Individual or small group tennis lessons can be arranged for all level of abilities whether beginner or advanced player.

Sessions are arranged at mutually convenient times and can take place either indoors or outdoors at Manor Park Club or on home visits.

News and Notices

For your information
Adult tennis coaching

In 2014 Jane was awarded the Aegon Lifetime Achievement in Coaching Award. This was a new award for 2014 and had been given for a huge and continuing commitment to British Tennis Coaching as a leading coach, a coach educator, a successful business person and as an inspiration to many young coaches embarking on their careers. Jane was presented with this inaugural award during the Barclays End of Season World Championships at the 02 on the 12th November 2014....

As National Coach for the Women?s Squash Rackets Association (WSRA) Jane was awarded the Hawkey Award for Services to Squash on the 30th August 1995.

Jane was the Representative for Tennis Coaches on the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) Council for many years and in 2003 received the LTA Meritorious Service Award.

Adult tennis coaching
Cardio Tennis
Current Info

Adult Coaching Programme


Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 a.m.

Wednesday 9.30 to 11.00 a.m.

We are suppliers of Head Tennis Rackets, Balls and Accessories. Test Rackets are available and delivery is quick and efficient. We will match internet prices Contact: 01684 574435 for a quote

Adult Coaching Programme  

Tuesday 9.00 to 10.30 a.m.
Wednesday 9.30 to 11.00 a.m.


Malvern Tennis Academy runs the Junior Programme at Manor Park Sports Club and at Ledbury Tennis Club.  
 Term time sessions take place in Autumn, Spring and Summer usually in 11- or 12-week blocks  

For joining details go to: www.malverntennisacademy.com
or email tennis@malverntennisacademy.com

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See below photos of Tim Henmans visit to Manor Park




Tennis Equipment

Tennis Equipment Services

As a Retailer for HEAD Rackets and Balls we can provide Test Rackets and can give expert advice on the use of the appropriate racket for a particular type of player.
Junior rackets are available in all sizes 19”, 21”, 23”, 25”, and 26” lengths.
Prices match internet prices  
Exclusive deals on bulk orders of Head Tennis Balls.

Contact Poynder Tennis

Contact Us

1 South Grove
69 Abbey Road
WR14 3HL
Tel: 01684 574435
email: info@poyndertennis.com

Jane Poynder


Jane Poynder

Poynder Tennis was formed by Jean Poynder (nee Saunders) who coached in Malvern from 1946 and who was one of the very first women professional tennis coaches. Prior to 1939, Jean Saunders as she then was, competed at Wimbledon and reached the last 8 of the Ladies Doubles and subsequently became a member of the prestigious Wimbledon Last 8 Club.

Jane followed in her Mother’s footsteps and also competed at Wimbledon and in 1969 qualified as an LTA Professional Coach. It was then that the Poynder School of Tennis & Squash was born, to become Poynder Tennis Squash, Ltd. in subsequent years.

In 1973 Jane became National Coach for Women’s Squash and divided her time between the two sports. She represented both England and Worcestershire at both Tennis and Squash.Poynder Tennis has provided tennis coaching at a number of schools within the Malvern area over three decades.

Jane was awarded the Aegon Life Time Achievement Award in Coaching in 2014