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: 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 2020

Group coaching both adult and junior will restart from Wednesday 2nd December. Please contact head coach for details

Junior term dates: 

Adult Coaching

Adult Coaching Poster Sept 2020

Related links:

• Lawn Tennis Association

• Kent Lawn Tennis Association

• Tennis Foundation

• ATP World Tour

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