Coaching at Horley Lawn Tennis Club
The coaching team at Horley Lawn Tennis Club provide a range of classes for every age and ability, from Mini Tennis Red to Elite training, group and drop-in sessions to individual lessons. Please see the sidebar for more information about the coaching weekly timetable and how to apply for a class or program.
Please note all coaching enquiries must go through Justin (contact details below or fill out our form here) for administration purposes.
The Coaching Team
LTA Level 3 Coach, RPT Instructor 1, BTCA Registered Coach
Phone: 07920 282192
The coaching team is led by Justin. He provides a comprehensive coaching programme for juniors and adults that caters for beginners through to performance players. Justin has previously trained as a full time tennis player and has competed in Junior ITFs, French Money tournaments, British tour events and has represented Great Britain in International Schools. He can offer expert advice having worked with many top coaches himself, whether you are a complete beginner or a performance player. Justin also offers a racket stringing service, see the sidebar for more details.
Individual lessons - £30 per hour (plus floodlights when needed)
LTA Coach, RPT Instructor, BTCA Registered Coach
Gareth Balch has been playing tennis since the age of 10, having been a highly successful junior in Australia and then in the UK when he came here to study. In Australia he was one of the famous “Melbourne boys” of national coach Don Tregonning. He captained London University several times, winning full colours twice. As a veteran player Gareth has won tournaments in Bath, Sterling, and Reading.
Holding qualified coaching status and accredited by the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) and BTCA (British Tennis Coaches Association), Gareth trained as a coach alongside a career as a classical musician, and is now training in the RPT Spanish method of coaching.
Gareth leads on “Tennis for Kids” and the Surrey Youth Games coaching, and is working with the Disability Tennis Foundation to open access to tennis for young adults. He also runs the new Tennis Leadership Award at Horley with our most successful older juniors. He holds qualified teacher status, a degree in Music, a masters in leadership and management, and a PhD in education. He is an honorary Fellow of the Commonwealth Open University.
Gareth is enhanced DBS checked, First Aid trained, and safeguarding trained and fully insured for individual and group teaching.
Individual lessons - £25 per hour (plus floodlights when needed)
Coaching Weekly Timetable 2019
|Morning||- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Mini red 9-10am|
|- Coffee morning adult drop-in 11:30am-12:30pm. Contact Head Coach if intending to attend||- Mini orange
|Tennis For Kids and follow-on 10am - 11am|
|Afternoon||- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Junior intermediate 11am-12pm|
|- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Mini red 1 4:30-5:30pm||- Junior intermediate 2 4:30-5:30pm||- Junior boys green 4:30-5:30pm||- Junior advanced 12-1pm|
|- Available for private lessons||- Available for private lessons||- Mini Orange 5:30-6:30pm||- Junior elite 5:30-6:30pm||- Available for private lessons||- Adult drop-in 1-2pm|
|Evening||- Available for private lessons||1 court available for Private lessons 6pm - 7pm||Adult drop-in 6:30-7:30pm||1 court available for private lessons 6:30pm - 7:30pm||- Junior club night 5:30-7:30pm||- Available for private lessons|
|- Beginner adult group coaching 6:30-7:30pm. Contact Head Coach if intending to attend.||- Available for private lessons|
Adult Coaching Classes
Please register your interest with the coaching team either Justin (079202 82192) or Oli Butler (07545 213474) - we need to know numbers to keep this going ahead.
Coaching will be kept the same as usual as a drop in session no booking required. £6 winter, £5 summer.
4 week structured Courses starting in February. – Please contact Justin to book.
Week 1 - Forehand and Backhand Technical
Week 2 - Net play Volley and smash
Week 3 - Serving, technical and tactical
Week 4 - Match play
We also Offer individual lessons during the day or evenings at a time convenient for you.
Junior Coaching Classes
Mini Red - Age 5-8
Mini Orange - Age 8-9
Mini Green - Age 9 - 10
Intermediate (Yellow Ball) - Age 11+