Greg Read

BSC (Hons.) – Accredited Level 3 LTA Coach

I have been involved in tennis and a member of BLTC for over 20 years.  I have been involved in coaching from as young as 15 where I was an Assistant Coach for 3 years before completing my LTA qualification.  I’ve now been coaching on a self-employed basis for over 15 years, 12 of which have been full-time.  Before going full-time, I was coaching part-time alongside completing my ‘Sport Science with P.E. in the Community’ degree from St. Mary’s University where I achieved 1st Class (Hons.)  Whilst at University, I was the Tennis Club President and Men’s 1st Team Captain for 2 years.

My coaching at BLTC consists of a varied mix of junior groups, adult individuals and junior individuals.  Other on court services I provide include; running the Monday morning ‘Adult Fun Training’, running the Wednesday evening ‘Adult Fun Training’ and running the weekly ‘Junior Club Night’ on a Friday afternoon.

Off court, I’m responsible for organising the Junior Camps during the School Holiday’s.  I have also successfully organised the annual BLTC Adult and Junior Championship’s for 3 consecutive years (2016-2018 inclusive).  I’m currently the Men’s 1st Team Tennis Captain and have been for the past 8 seasons leading the team to 3 promotions.

I have played and competed at Tennis since I joined the club.  My current LTA rating is 4.2 and has been as high as 4.1.  I have been successful in winning many events within the club as well as outside the club.  Most memorably was when I won the BLTC Championships ‘triple’ (Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles) in 2011.

Outside of tennis, I’m a National Group Assistant Referee officiating on Football League 1 and 2 games as well as FA Cup Fixtures.  Other hobbies/pastimes include, spending time with family, socialising with friends, keeping fit, playing golf and the occasional fishing trip.

If you would like to contact me for lessons or anything tennis related, please feel free to get in touch and I look forward to seeing you court.

Greg

07773 060694

greg.read@btinternet.com

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