Coaching Team

Mark Schofield Head Coach

Mark is a several times former national junior champion, with final wins over several Davis Cup players including Tim Henman.

He has represented Great Britain on 4 continents in major international events, including Wimbledon and French open juniors.

He is 8 times Lancashire mens singles champion and 8 times mens doubles champion.

Mark is one of a few coaches to hold the LTA's highest coaching qualification gained in 1998 and has individually coached national and international players.

He has acted as practice partner to both Bjorn Borg and Stephan Edberg.

For many years he was Lancashire mens captain and lead the team to the prestigious Inter County Cup title for the first time in 50 years.

He is President elect for the Lancashire Lawn Tennis Association. 

Liz Thomas

During her playing career Liz represented England in the four nations tournament and has represented lancashire for a number of years helping the team to County Cup success.

She competed in both the singles and doubles Wimbledon qualifying events 2008 and 2009. reaching a career high ranking of 529 in singles and 321 in doubles.

Liz was selected for a GB Fed cup trip with Judy Murray in 2013/2014 and 2015.

Liz won a total of 11 WTA doubles titles.

Andrew Walters

Andrew is a LTA level 2 who has a wealth of playing experience. Andrew started his playing journey at Ribble Valley Tennis Centre at the age of 6 coached by John and Mark Schofield.

He has subsequently gone on to captain Clitheroe Royal Grammer school leading them to the national schools finals in both the under 15's and under 19's.

Andrew reached the semi finals of the Lancashire county under 16's and under 18's championships. 

He represented Lancashire at junior level and was a member of the Lancashire under 18 county squad. 

He later represented both Nottingham and Glasgow university first teams.