Our Coaches all hold professional qualifications and are DBS checked. They are up to speed with Safeguarding practices in accordance with BLTC’s policies.

The coaches report regularly to the Board and are available for private lessons.

Ben Nicholson

I am a Level 3 LTA Accredited Plus qualified coach and have 8 years coaching experience. I am in charge of the Mini Tennis programme at Byfleet LTC which has been successfully growing since 2018.

I started coaching at the age of 15 as an assistant coach, getting actively involved in the mini tennis program at BLTC. Whilst training as a coach I attended St Mary’s University, and achieved a 1st Class Honours in Sports Coaching Science. This has given me extensive knowledge in psychology, bio-mechanics, video analysis and physiology. During this time I was Vice president and Team Captain for the Tennis Team for 2 years.

I actively try to keep my competitive level up playing for the teams at the club, as well as reaching both the Men’s Doubles Final in 2018 and Mixed Doubles Final in 2019 and 2020 in the Club Championships.

I focus on both individual and group sessions for all ages and strive to ensure everyone enjoys and improves during the lessons. I want to encourage players to overcome the stress of competing in matches with techniques I have learnt and implemented with great success. I am responsible for running our Thursday Doubles on Thursdays.

I am always looking to expand my coaching knowledge and in the near future would like to bring disability tennis to Byfleet LTC.

If you are interested in lessons please contact me on 07534252069 or at bennicholsontennis@yahoo.com

Matt McCombe

USPTR Professional level tennis coach with 27 years of experience of coaching at all levels in the UK and Spain.

I’ve been at Byfleet LTC for 20 years and work with performance Juniors from County to National levels, as well as teaching Adults of all ages and abilities too.

I’m Captain of the Surrey League Men’s First team and have had a wide playing experience in the past.

I offer a wide knowledge of tennis coaching through the years and am currently starting my USPTR Adult Masters of Tennis Qualification, the highest qualification available with the USPTR. (No-one in the UK currently holds this certification).

Please call to discuss a program for your child or to discuss lessons for yourself. Matt:07788874878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 16 years, 13 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 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 a number of years.  I have previously captained the Men’s 1st Team for 8 consecutive year leading the team to 3 promotions.

I have played and competed at Tennis since I joined the club.  My LTA rating 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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