On a glorious and unseasonably hot day in May, I was asked by tennis instructor, Bhupinder Singh of Tennis 4 Barnes, to photograph some of his Saturday lessons which take place the Barn Elms Sports Centre. It’s on these courts that Bhupinder teaches groups and individuals, from ages 6 to 60 for eight hours! But despite the glare of the sun and the lack of any time between lessons for a rest, he coaches tirelessly. I’ve been around tennis long enough to have had seen a fair number of instructors, and I can say with certainty that I’ve never seen one that was not only a talented player himself but was also a thorough, funny and very encouraging coach. It was a pleasure to do this shoot, and I actually think I may have picked up some pointers on the day.