Tennis

Tennis

Chair: Alison Argyle

We welcome players of all abilities and have a very wide range of members and there are plenty of opportunities at every level. Organised tennis activities at Radlett cater for all ages and standard of tennis; from Mini-Tennis, active junior and social tennis to all sections competing in local and county competitions.

Radlett enjoys having 11 courts – six all weather artificial grass and five hard courts. The six artificial grass courts have floodlights which are available until 10:30pm each night and two of the hard courts have floodlights which are available until 9pm each night.

Please use the contact form for enquiries or call our Head Coaches Chris Martin and Laura Collins: 01923 940106

OUR PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS IS VERY ACTIVE WITH:

  • Adult Social Tennis Sessions
  • Internal Adult Box Leagues
  • Inter-club Team Tennis
  • Individual and Group Coaching Sessions
  • Junior Tennis School and Performance Squads
  • Junior Social on Friday evenings
  • Junior Holiday Tennis and Multisport Camps
  • Full time Performance Academy
  • Annual closed Junior, Adult and Veterans Tournament
  • Annual LTA sanctioned Grade 3 Open Tournament and Grade 4/5 one day tournaments

Tennis Coaching Team

01923 940106
coaching@rltsc.co.uk

HEAD TENNIS COACH

Laura Collins

Laura is the joint Head Coach at Radlett and oversees an extremely strong Junior and Adult programme. Laura has represented Hertfordshire at Junior and adult level and has competed in the ITF Junior and Womens circuit. She has worked with juniors achieving WTA and ITF junior rankings and top ranking national juniors in the country.  Laura is a Senior LTA LEVEL 4 coach and Also ITF performance coach accredited. Laura has developed her coaching philosophy over the years which enables her to help players of all ages, levels and abilities to a strong playing standard.

Qualification
LTA Senior Club Coach

Achievements
Successfully organised tournaments abroad for the club’s best juniors.
Travelled with an ITF junior in 2018, who achieved world ranking points.

 HEAD TENNIS COACH

Chris Martin

Chris is the joint Head Coach at Radlett and oversees an extremely strong programme. Chris represented Hertfordshire through the junior levels and competed in National Events.
He has worked alongside some of the leading coaches in the country improving his knowledge base and has also coached some of the top ranked players in the country ranging from under 10 all the way through to adult level.  Chris has developed his coaching philosophy over the years which enables him to help players of all ages, levels and abilities to a strong playing standard.

Qualification
LTA Senior Club Coach and RPT National Pro

Achievements
Coached several players to ITF level while helping them achieve their junior world rankings.
Captain of 14&U County Cup National Finals Winner in 2018

 

Gurinder Chhina

G has represented Herts at every age group and has represented his country as a junior. He has built a tennis programme at Radlett and has been coaching here since 2001. G has a fantastic eye for technique and can coach players of any standard. He also competed in international and national events as well as world championships.

Qualification
RPT National Master Pro

Achievements
In 2002 World Championships, only British player in 2nd round of 035’s
Coached two W.T.A. players, including a junior grand slam champion every junior event

Gonzalo Saez

Gonzalo is our full-time performance coach. As a player, he was based in Madrid and competed amongst the top-10 players in the region. Gonzalo competed in the US as a student-athlete between 2012-2016 at Hunter College, where he won the conference title on 2015 and 2016 as well as the MVP award. After graduating, he was a high-performance coach at Two Worlds Madrid Academy and worked with Junior ITF players as well as professionals until he decided to continue his career in London.

Qualification

RFET Level 2 & LTA Level 4 Coach

Achievements

CUNYAC conference champion 2015 & 2016
Coached ITF players and travelled to multiple countries with them for tournaments

Laura Taylor

Laura competed in LTA tournaments as a junior and began developing her coaching as a Tennis Leader at the age of 14.  She has vast experience in coaching mini players, from their first time playing, to representing their club in matches and beyond.

She is passionate about creating a space where females of all ages can enjoy and progress in sport.

Qualification
LTA Level 3 Coach

Achievements

Represented RLTSC and her schools in matches from a young age.

Continues to represent her club as an adult.

lEwis King

Lewis has joined the coaching team full time after completing the apprenticeship programme at the club; the abilities and skills that he has developed have led to him heading up our 14U performance programme.  His vast experience as a player has translated into his coaching whereby, he is able to get the best out of his players and has a great eye for technique.

Qualification
LTA Level 3 Coach

Achievements
Recently passed his LTA Level 3
Assistant Captain of Hertfordshire 14U Boys county team

Matt Sands

Matt is our apprentice coach at the club, having joined in September 2021 he has already completed his LTA Level 2 coaching award and is well on his way to becoming an incredible coach.  Starting here as a performance junior in our programme, Matt decided that he wanted to persue a career in coaching and has so far gone from strength to strength very quickly becoming a core part of our coaching team.

Qualification

LTA Level 2 Coach

Achievements
Recently passed his LTA Level 2
Represented Hertfordshire LTA as a junior

adult tennis sessions

Rusty Rackets (Monday Evenings during school term time)

Coach-led drills for members returning to tennis or beginners trying tennis for the first time

Monday 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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Over 60's (Wednesday mornings)

Facilitated by a coach

Wednesday 9.30am -10.30am

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Coach-Led Social (Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons)

Facilitated by a coach

Wednesday 7-9pm

Saturday 2-4pm (winter), 3-5pm (summer)

Sunday morning 9:30am – 12 noon

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G's Coffee Morning (Thursday mornings during school term time)

Fun drills with G, one of the coaches. Followed by coffee.

Thursday Morning

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Cardio Drills (Thursday evenings and Friday mornings during school term time)

Thursday evening

Friday morning

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Box Leagues

Singles and Mixed Doubles Box Leagues

The leagues will comprise 5 or 6 players/pairings.

Leagues run for a period of 4/5 weeks. At the end of the round, players/pairings will be promoted/relegated based on their placing in the group. The bottom two will be relegated and the top two will be promoted.

The leagues will commence when the leagues are emailed out and published on the MyCourts booking system.

To join the leagues or find out more information email coaching@rltsc.co.uk

Team Tennis – Adults

Members are encouraged to play matches. Teams are entered in various leagues to suit all levels and ages.

If you would like to know more or register your interest please email coaching@rltsc.co.uk

To play in these teams you will need to have a British Tennis Membership number.

This is free for members of RLTSC, visit the LTA website to sign up.

Match and Captain Co-Ordinator

Danine Irwin

Enquiries tennis@rltsc.co.uk  01923 854523

Head Coaches contact details: 01923 940106 coaching@rltsc.co.uk

Watford and District Tennis League

Summer

Midweek Evening Fixtures

Men, Women and Mixed

Doubles

Captains

Men’s A – Chris Martin,  Men’s B – Bob Huffam,    Men’s C – Adam Gamsa

Ladies A – Laura Collins, Ladies B – Jenny Davis, Ladies C – Danine Irwin, Ladies D – Sarah Sankey

Mixed A – Chris Martin,         Mixed B – Suzi Lynch,   Mixed C – Bex Taylor

LTA National League

Summer

Weekend Fixtures

Men, Women, and Juniors

Singles and Doubles

Captains

8U Mixed – Laura Taylor,   9U Mixed  – Lewis King,   14U Boys – Chris Martin,   16U Boys – Lewis King, 18U Boys – Alex Ungar, 18U Girls – Laura Collins, Men’s 2 – Alex Ungar

Hertfordshire Doubles League

Summer

Midweek and Weekend Fixtures

Men and Women

Doubles

Captains

Men’s 1 – Jeremy Freedman, Men’s 2 – Jeremy Freedman

Women’s 1 – Aileen Barber

Hot Rackets

Summer

Weekend Fixtures

Men and Women

Doubles

Captains

Men’s – Nyall Jacobs

Women’s 1 – Marion Barnard, Women’s 2 – Fizz Pick, Women’s 3 – Danine Irwin

LTA Hertfordshire Seniors

Winter

Midweek and Weekend Fixtures

Men and Women

Doubles

JUNIOR TENNIS

Please see our junior tennis offering here

Tennis Questions

We are happy to answer any questions you might have – just be in touch!

Radlett Lawn Tennis & Squash Club

425 Watling Street
Radlett, Hertfordshire  WD7 7JG
01923 854 523

Registered Charity No. 1117605