Coaching

Coaching

Join our Coaching Programme

Our coaching programme provides fantastic opportunities for both adults and juniors to learn and improve their tennis skills at all levels. The junior programme includes group development and performance sessions catering for juniors aiming to be the next Rafael Nadal or Emma Raducanu to those who just want to learn, improve and enjoy the game.

Our junior coaching ethos is designed around the LTA Youth Programme. Players play and learn together in a safe and friendly environment, helping them develop their tennis skills.

For adult players we operate a six week Tennis Xpress programme which is aimed at beginners or returners to the game. Our Rusty Rackets session is another fun and informal way of meeting similar level players who haven’t picked up a racket for some time and are keen to learn and improve again. We also run sessions for more advanced players looking at skills for match play. Our team training sessions cater for the more experienced members of the club that are competing more regularly. 

Our coaches also offer private individual lessons.

To deliver these programmes we have a great coaching team:

Head Coach: Andy Margarson moved back to his home county and home club here nearly six years ago after working for almost twenty years previously in Yorkshire and London as a professional coach. He has formerly spent time working with current ATP top 50 player and former Australian Open semi-finalist Kyle Edmund as a junior. An LTA Level 4 Accredited + coach Andy has tripled the number of juniors accessing the club and has created a fun learning environment for all ages. His strong communicational and organisational skills allied with good technical knowledge has helped a large number of the club junior and adult members improve their game.  Contact Andy on 07956450194

Gavin Haggart has more recently relocated to Norfolk with his family from North London where he was Head Coach at Coolhurst Tennis Club in North London and oversaw a programme of almost 400 players. Gavin is a former Suffolk junior and senior county representative. An LTA Accredited + level 4 coach, he brings to the club a wealth of experience and we welcome him. Contact Gavin on 07813042579

Jack Seton is one of our young aspiring coaches who in 2020 took part to qualify as an LTA level 3 accredited coach. Jack has played as a junior through various age groups and has always been keen to offer his help as an assistant with lots of our sessions and events taking place. Jack continues to improve as a player and a newly qualified coach and has the distinction of representing every Men’s team in 2019. Contact Jack on 07931854325

Lisa Stickells has recently passed her L3 qualification and is assisting us with some of our junior groups during the week. Lisa represnted one of our Ladies teams in 2021 and is keen to pass on her knowledge. Contact Lisa on 07725623758.

We have a number of assistant coaches that help out with the programme as various times who are all part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team.