Coaching Team

Meet the Coaches

The Coaching Team

The Club has an established coaching team headed by Neil Claxton with 11 full time coaches and 14 Level 1&2 coach assistants, the majority of which have come through the Club's mini and junior tennis programme.

Neil Claxton has managed the coaching team and performance programme since September 2013.  Neil has 20 years’ experience coaching performance players from county to international level, both junior and senior.  Career highlights has included a 13-year period as head coach to Joshua Sapwell from age 3 to 16, leading his journey to winning Under 12 and Under 14 Singles National Championship Titles, the 14 and Under European Masters and the 14 and Under Orange Bowl Singles title.  Other highlights include coaching Lisa Whybourn from age 8 to 14 years to get to number 1 in the country at 14 and under and to represent GB at Tarbes as well as coaching Rebecca Llewellyn to reach a career high WTA ranking of 280.

Neil Claxton- Coaching and Performance Manager

QUALIFICATION:

Level 5 Master Performance Coach (MPC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Sharna McNally- Tennis Manager

QUALIFICATION:

Level 4 Senior Club Coach (SCC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Charlotte Gibbons

QUALIFICATION:

Level 5 Master Club Coach (MCC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Maddy Walker

QUALIFICATION:

Level 3  Club Coach (CC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Jerry Rose

QUALIFICATION:

Level 3  Club Coach (CC) PTR Pro

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

John Bennet

QUALIFICATION:

Level 3 Club Coach (CC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Ben Wilsher

QUALIFICATION:

Level 4 Senior Club Coach (SCC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Gary Chamberlain

QUALIFICATION:

Level 4 Senior Club Coach (SCC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Carla Birks

QUALIFICATION:

Level 3 Club Coach (CC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Christoper Chapman

QUALIFICATION:

Level 4 Senior Club Coach (SCC)

First Aid Qualified

DBS Certified

Individual/Private Coaching

Enrol with a coach to develop areas of your game most important to you. All our coaches deliver lessons to members or non-members, either as an individual or a shared lesson. Either way you will enjoy a tailored session with an LTA licensed coach best suited to your requirements.

The right coach for you

Please contact reception to book private tuition. Courses are also available, please view our timetable tab for further information.