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Meet the Coaching Team

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NICK HATCHETT

LEVEL 5 MASTER CLUB COACH accredited +

Head Coach

Nick has been working as a full-time tennis coach for the past 10 years. In that time he has coached players of all standards, ranging from Tots to top ranked juniors, and professional players. He is a Level 5 Master Club Coach.

Nick has a lot of experience in developing players who want to regularly compete.

 

Prior to his coaching career Nick completed a Masters in Sport Management at The University of Stirling and competed around the world as a player. His highest ranking was number 4 in Scotland.

LUKE UPHILL

LTA (ACA) LEVEL 3 COACH accredited +

Coach and Camps Leader

Luke has been coaching in Southwest London for the last 6 years having studied a business management with economics degree at Roehampton University. Previously from the South Coast, Luke has played tennis since he was 7 and has competed at both county and university level.

 

Luke is a Level 3 accredited + coach who regularly attends courses to improve as a coach and gather more knowledge to pass on to clients. Aside from tennis Luke is into motorsports, cooking and furniture restoration

ED TANDY

LTA (ACA) LEVEL 3 COACH accredited +

Coach and Junior Performance Leader

Ed is an accredited + Level 3 coach and has been working full time in Surrey and South West London for the past 3 years. He has been teaching a range of ages and abilities from tots to county players.

Ed competed at a Regional and County level as a Junior player. Ed has a hands on teaching approach focusing on efficiency of technique and tactical effectiveness.

ROLAND CRUYSMANS

LTA LEVEL 3 COACH accredited +

Coach and Schools Leader

Roland has been coaching in various clubs and schools in the southwest London area for the past 6 years having previously completed a Geography degree at Nottingham. Having picked up tennis from a young age, Roland has played at both university and county levels.

Roland's coaching style looks at incorporating both tactical and technical knowledge in different game situations in order to maximise players enjoyment and understanding of the sport. Off the court, Roland has interest in football, bouldering and rugby.

MARCO ESPOSITO

LTA LEVEL 2 COACH accredited 

Marco has extensive experience as a tennis coach, starting his journey with the Italian Federation of Tennis where he competed nationally. He has played tennis every day since the age of 4 and has been coaching for over 11 years. Marco has worked with a wide range of clients from 3yrs to adults.

Marco is exceptionally patient and engages his players by creating a fun and energetic learning enviroment whilst always ensuring that they get the most out of their session. Marco enjoys both teaching and playing as well as Padel tennis which he plays socially to a high standard.

RICARDO MAIA CRUZ

LTA LEVEL 2 COACH accredited

Group Coach

Ricardo, commonly known as Ricky, is a Level 2 coach and has been coaching at PLTC for the last 8 months. He has been assisting our full-time coaches with Tots groups all the way through to Adult groups.

 

After the pandemic, Ricky left the hospitality industry behind and has re-invented himself as a tennis coach. Ricky’s aim is to keep working with youngsters as he feels he is the biggest child on the tennis court. He is like a ‘Duracell bunny’ and will keep hitting the ball all day long…. Lastly Ricky encourages players to keep stretching to achieve better flexibility to help with hitting winners on court.

EMMA BEAMISH

COACHING ADMINISTRATOR

Emma became a member at PLTC in 2020 and joined the coaching department in March 2021 as the ‘coaching administrator’.

If you have any questions re individual lessons, group coaching or any coaching related issue please do pop into the office to see her. Emma has worked in a variety of fields:  from a cosmetics company to organising a rock concert and started her working life in the city. She also gained a US PTR coaching qualification many years ago.

Emma is in the office part-time Monday – Friday.

 

 

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