Welcome

A not-for-profit member’s club, for tennis, squash, racketball, table tennis, fitness and social activities

Tennis

No matter what your age or ability, The Avenue has something that can cater for your tennis needs

Squash

With 3 courts including one glass backed, there are plenty of opportunities to play

Table Tennis

With a thriving social table tennis scene, and 2 teams that play in the Portsmouth and District Table tennis league, there’s something for all standards

Fitness

Gym with cardio equipment, resistance machines and free weights along with a selection of group exercise classes

Social

We have our own bar and function room and a thriving social community holding regular social activities and events

Contact Us

Contact us to find out more about The Avenue and our membership packages

Our Coaches & Instructors

The Avenue uses  highly qualified and experiencedcoaches and instructors to run its classes and coaching sessions. See below to find out more about the coaches, instructors and the classes and services they offer.

Ashley Neaves

Ashley Neaves

Head Tennis Coach

After four years of managing the award winning programme and team at the Portsmouth Tennis Centre, Ashley decided to make the leap to set up his own coaching business, The Avenue Tennis.

Ashley started playing tennis at the age of 8 and continued through to his late teens. He competed on the British Tour, ITF circuit and in the national championships. At the age of 16, Ashley started coaching and hitting with some of his club’s junior players to make some money to support his competition expenses. Coaching soon became his passion and at 18 years of age, he decided to take on a full time career in coaching.

During Ashley’s coaching career, he has developed players from beginner at the age of 4 to national champion at the age of 10. He acted as Junior County Cup captain for 4 years and has worked with international level players. Alongside his performance coaching, Ashley has always had a passion for developing grassroots tennis. He enjoys working with tots through to veterans of all abilities. He coordinates the Portsmouth Disability Tennis Network which involves Visually Impaired Tennis, Downs Syndrome Tennis, Wheelchair Tennis and much more.

Ashley is now a qualified LTA Coach Tutor, training coaches through their Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications as well as delivering Regional Coach Forums and LTA Junior Programme Training Days.

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Tennis Coaching Timetable

The Avenue Coaching Timetable
James Green

James Green

Tennis Coach

James has been playing tennis for 18 years and has 10 years of coaching experience. After starting playing tennis at the age of 7 (at The Avenue Lawn Tennis & Squash Club!!) he progressed to compete for the junior and adult teams, eventually becoming the Men’s A Team captain.

James qualified as an LTA Level 3 coach 5 years ago. He has recently returned to England after two years of coaching in Sydney at a prestigious tennis club in Manly, where he gained valuable experience in coaching the high school academy squad, and competing against other teams in Sydney as captain.

James has experience in coaching all ages and abilities and has been lucky enough to work with a wide range of nationalities. He is known for working players hard and has a passion for intense training as seeing his players progress.

Tennis Coaching Timetable

The Avenue Coaching Timetable
Gillian Burn

Gillian Burn

Fitness Instructor

Gillian has been teaching Pilates for over 17 years, she qualified with the Body Control Pilates Academy and attends regular conferences and courses to maintain her professional standard of training. Classes are mixed ability with exercises tailored for individual needs.
Gillian brings her own unique style to each class ensuring the classes are varied and fun. She was a nurse and midwife and has a background in exercise and health. She now combines a business running personal development training and is the author of several books. Her focus is on creating a healthier mind and body for her clients in a relaxed and enjoyable way.

Gillian’s Upcoming Classes

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John Spencer

John Spencer

Fitness Instructor

John has an exercise and sports background and has coached elite athletes over many years near Windsor. John has been teaching for over 17 years, he qualified with the Body Control Pilates Academy. John is also a certified Back4Good® practitioner. He focuses on general health and clinical Pilates and specifically for people with back or health issues.

Johns’s Upcoming Classes

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Anneli Griffiths

Anneli Griffiths

Fitness Instructor

I am passionate about healthy lifestyle choices, sport and fitness, especially running half marathons, mountain biking, snowboarding & windsurfing.
I enjoy helping others to reach their potential.

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Fran Blake

Fran Blake

Fitness Instructor

I am a Level 2 Gym, Spinning and Stand Up Paddle Boarding Instructor. I look after the Avenue Gym and work for K66 an importer of water sports products. I race for the Fanatic Team in stand-up paddling around the country and enjoy time on my road and mountain bikes. My original passion remains windsurfing and is the reason I live on Hayling Island with my family.

07525 790064

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Nick Pomfret

Nick Pomfret

Fitness Instructor

I have been a fitness instructor and personal trainer at the Avenue for over 20 years. Whilst covering a wide range of fitness training, for all ages, including circuit training, spinning, and resistance training, my major interests are nutrition and fitness training for the older person (50plus).

0777 377 2117

Ross Cooper

Ross Cooper

Fitness Instructor

Hi, my name is Ross I help people in their 50’s + or if you feel old before your time…
Who want to:

  • Lose weight
  • Feel 10 years younger
  • Improve joint mobility and flexibility
  • Increased energy and drive
  • Keep doing the sports and hobbies you love or discover new one’s

If you want to have the energy and ability to join in with family / friends on activities that you once couldn’t do contact me.

Stavvy66@yahoo.com 07708 766084

Ross’s Upcoming Classes

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Jan Wakely

Jan Wakely

Fitness Instructor

My name is Jan, I am one of the team of Fitness Instructors we have at the Avenue.
I have been a member of the Club for approx. 30 years, although my career was in finance, I qualified as a Fitness Instructor in 2013. My passion is teaching classes, I am lucky enough to be involved with the Avenue Fitness Team where I teach Circuit Training, HIITS, and Kettlebells. I also work and teach at two other gyms.

j.wakely@hotmail.co.uk 07800 811299 

Jan’s Upcoming Classes

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Contact Us

Please contact us to find out more about what the club has to offer and our membership packages.

023 9248 2750

The Avenue LTS&FC, Southleigh Rd, Havant, PO9 2RS

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Office Opening Hours

Mon - 08:30-16:30 • Tue - 08:30-12:30 • Wed - 08:30-16:30 • Thu - 08:30-12:30 • Fri - 08:30-16:30 • Sat - 08:30-12:30

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