The Coaching Team

Justin Griffiths
LTA Level 3 Coach, RPT Instructor 1, BTCA Registered Coach

Email: justin@griffield.co.uk
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)

Gareth Balch
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 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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 - Mini orange
  10-11am
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 boys 2 4:30-5:30pm - Junior boys green 4:30-5:30pm - Junior advanced 12-1pm
- Available for private lessons - Mini orange 1 5-6pm - Junior intermediate boys 1 5:30-6:30pm - Junior elite 5:30-6:30pm - Available for private lessons - Adult drop-in 1-2pm
Evening - Available for private lessons Adult drop-in 6:30-7:30pm - Junior club night 5:30-7:30pm - Available for private lessons
Beginner adult group coaching 6:30-7:30pm

Junior Coaching Classes

Mini Red - Age 5-8
Mini Orange - Age 8-9
Mini Green - Age 9 - 10
Intermediate (Yellow Ball) - Age 11+