Coaching staff

Phil Layfield

Phil layfield, Head Coach

Phil Layfield is in charge of organising a team of 3 full time coaches, 3 part time coaches and a team of 10+ tennis leaders to level 1 coaches to help deliver an extensive junior and adult coaching programme to members of the club. Phil is also responsible for developing links with local primary and secondary schools, as well as the local 6th form and university. Phil runs the weekly junior competitions held on Friday evenings, as well as any held during the school holidays. Phil and his team help organise all the junior teams (8&U – 18&U) in the local Team Tennis Kent leagues.

Phil also organises the coaching team to run the annual club tournaments and finals day as well as our monthly adult American Tournament (fun adult doubles). Phil also helps to organise any LTA initiatives from GBTW’s to Tennis 4 Kids. On top of this Phil runs the yearly 14&U Boys and Girls Road to Wimbledon, as well as the Quorn Family Cup.

For further information about coaching at the club, please email: headcoach@shltc.info or call 07815 927767.

The coaching team

Level 3 and 4 Coaches, first aid trained and DBS checked:

  • Dan House
  • James Maloney
  • Jon Pitchford
  • Dave Harrild
  • Tom Sippy

Level 2 Coaches, first aid trained and DBS checked:

  • Ron Cooper
  • Cameron Beresford-Allan
  • Emre Saridogan (also a trained referee)

Level 1 Coaches:

  • Noah Woodard
  • Jack Beresford-Allan
  • Sian Freeman
  • Francis Brent

All the above have been mentored and observed by the Head Coach and volunteered a certain amount of coaching hours, dependent on the course being completed. The club also encourages any juniors to complete coaching awards.

Please may all parents remember that they are responsible for the care of their children who are not in lessons at the club. Obviously the coaching team will take care of any children during the sessions, but will not be responsible for any siblings left on site.

Many thanks.

The Directors

Related links:

• Lawn Tennis Association

• Kent Lawn Tennis Association

• Tennis Foundation

• ATP World Tour

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