In the 1980's James coached Junior State Squads as well as Association Squads. From 1987 - 1991 he became the first full time Tennis Professional in Alice Springs. From 1992 - 2014 James conducted his Tennis Clinics at the East Torrens Kensington Gardens Tennis Club, helping the Club to have one of the biggest Junior Memberships in South Australia.
From 2014 - 2021 he has coached at the courts on the corner The Parade and West Tce Kensington Gerdens.
In 1980 James was voted the Best Junior Male Tennis Player in South Australia. In 1983 he toured on the International Tennis Circuit. In 1985 he won the Best and Fairest Senior Tennis Player in South Australia. He was the State Veterans Singles Champion (over 35) for the years 1996 - 2003.
In 2021 he still competes in the SA Vets A Grade competition.
The Coaching Staff
While James is the Head Coach, he has a team of Coaches who are competent, friendly and enthusiastic.
All JPTC Coaches are Tennis Australia qualified coaches with the appropriate insurance and police checks.
James is an Advanced Coach with Tennis Coaches Australia and is the only South Australian to have attended the 2003 and 2006 International Tennis Coaches Conference held in Sydney. This was conducted by The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (former coach of Agassi, Williams and Kournikova).
In 2021 he regularly attends Tennis SA coaching workshops.