Coaching staff

Phil Layfield

Phil layfield, Head Coach

Head Coach Phil Layfield is in charge of organising a team of 2 full time coaches and 2 part time coaches to help deliver an extensive junior and adult coaching programme to members at the club.  At present there are 34 junior courses delivered each week plus 9 adult courses.  These range from mini tennis to team standard coaching as well as cardio tennis.

Phil is also responsible for developing links with local primary and secondary schools, as well as the local 6th form and university in Greenwich.  Phil runs the weekly junior competitions held on Friday evenings, as well as any held during the school holidays.  Furthermore, the coaching team deliver the club’s monthly American Tournament (fun adult doubles tournament for members).

Phil also manages the junior and adult holiday programmes which take place throughout the year and are always well attended.  He also organises all the junior teams (x9) from 8&U to 18&U level in the local Kent leagues.

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

The coaching team

Level 4 Coaches, first aid trained and DBS checked:

  • Dave Harrild
  • Parrey Amiri
  • Robert Ratcliffe

Level 3 Coaches, first aid trained and DBS checked:

  • Shaun Watson

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

Coaching schedule 2021

Message from Phil Layfield Head Coach:

Great news that tennis clubs can reopen on Monday 29th March!  Please note, individual lessons will restart this week.

Easter coaching programme

Junior Coaching:
Tuesday 6th April:
10-11am mini red tennis (5-8 year olds)
11-12pm mini orange and green tennis (8-10 year olds)
12-1pm yellow tennis (11-18 year olds)
Wednesday 7th April:

10-11am mini red tennis (5-8 year olds)

11-12pm mini orange and green tennis (8-10 year olds)

12-1pm yellow tennis (11-18 year olds)

Thursday 8th April:

10-11am mini red tennis (5-8 year olds)

11-12pm mini orange and green tennis (8-10 year olds)

12-1pm yellow tennis (11-18 year olds)

Tuesday 13th April:

10-11am mini red tennis (5-8 year olds)

11-12pm mini orange and green tennis (8-10 year olds)

12-1pm yellow tennis (11-18 year olds)

Wednesday 14th April:

10-11am mini red tennis (5-8 year olds)

11-12pm mini orange and green tennis (8-10 year olds)

12-1pm yellow tennis (11-18 year olds)

Thursday 15th April:

10-11am mini red tennis (5-8 year olds)

11-12pm mini orange and green tennis (8-10 year olds)

12-1pm yellow tennis (11-18 year olds)

Adult Coaching:
Tuesday 6th April:
8-9.30pm intermediate tennis
Thursday 8th April:
7.15-8.45pm advanced tennis
7.15 - 8.45pm beginner/intermediate tennis
Friday 9th April:
10-11.30am ladies only tennis
Saturday 10th April:
10-11am cardio tennis
Tuesday 13th April:
8-9.30pm intermediate tennis
Thursday 15th April:
7.15-8.45pm advanced tennis 7.15 -8.45pm beginner/intermediate tennis
Friday 16th April:
10-11.30am ladies only tennis
Saturday 17th April:
10-11am cardio tennis

Junior term dates: 

Adult Coaching: Adult Coaching Poster March 2021

Related links:

• Lawn Tennis Association

• Kent Lawn Tennis Association

• Tennis Foundation

• ATP World Tour

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