Our Coaching Team

Ben Obong - Coach (Level 5)

Website:  Ben Obong Tennis Academy

Mobile -07871908187

Availabilty - Occasional week day mormings/early afternoon & All Day Thursday

I am a LTA Level 5 qualified coach and have been coaching tennis for almost 30 years. I deliver coaching sessions of all ages and abilities, either in group sessions, or on a 1-2-1 basis. 

I'm currently Head coach of a nearby club (Aughton Lawn Tennis Club) and previously before then I was Head of Mini Tennis at The Norhern Lawn Tennis Club in Manchester, where I ran the junior section of their 'Performance' and 'Development' programme, which has seen many of their players reach County and National standard. I've also coached at The John Newcombe Tennis Academy in San Antonio, Texas. There I was part of the touring team, travelling across America with their performance juniors coaching and mentoring whilst at tornaments.

In the past I've represented my county and specialised in coaching young ‘performance kids’ who had a defined goal to succeed at competition level. I also played semi-professional football in the past and at a period played for Southport FC in the National Conference League, where i was under the management of former England and Liverpool Captain Mark Wright.

My aims are to deliver fun but challenging sessions which enable everyone to achieve their goals, whatever they might be. I'm also a Level 3 PT Instructor and as such, is qualified to deliver personal training to those who may want to link other parts of their fitness to tennis.


Amy Griffiths - Coach (Level 3)

Mobile: 07941473946 

Email: Amy Griffiths

Availabilty - Friday evening - Sunday Morning

My name is Amy Griffiths and I am a level 3 tennis coach. I have been at university (Newberry College) in America for the past 4 years on a full tennis scholarship. 
During my time there, my best ranking for doubles was #16 in the nation and I played number 3 singles where in my last year we advanced to #11 in the nation. 
Alongside this, I have several years of coaching experience working with a variety of age groups and abilities. 

Tennis has always been a really big part of my life and I am passionate about the game. After experiencing elite level tennis, I now want to share my knowledge and expertise with people who are willing to learn and improve their tennis ability.


John Fenton Coach (Level 3)

Mobile: 07788611950

Availabilty - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday throughout the day

I am a level 3 coach, with 30 years of playing experience in the top leagues in Leeds, Perth (Australia) and Liverpool. I have a teaching background from 10 years in Merseyside High Schools and I really enjoy developing people and their skills. I look forward to helping many tennis players progress at Formby LTC over the coming years.






James O'Donnell Coach (Level 2)

Mobile: 07473104900

Availabilty: Saturday morning/afternoon

I am an LTA level 2 accredited coach, who has been coaching both adults and children for almost four years. I work part time whilst  studying an Meng in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Liverpool. My aim is to help players improve their skills and have fun on the court. I am passionate about tennis both as a coach and a player.