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 Head of our full time Academy. As a player, Laura played full time and was based in Madrid and South Africa and competed on the ITF circuit. She has also represented Herts and competed on the Women’s ITF circuit. With Laura’s background in performance tennis and her enthusiasm to coach, she can improve players of all standards.

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

Bio to follow

Qualification

Achievements

Laura Taylor

Laura is a homegrown tennis coach who has made her way through the club system. Laura competed in LTA tournaments as a junior and began developing her coaching early. Despite her young age, she has vast experience in coaching mini players and her coaching style has proven to be popular and has been instrumental in many of our youngsters staying in the game.

Qualification
LTA Level 3 Coach

Achievements
Recently passed her LTA Level 3

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

Anthony Searle

Anthony has introduced many of our strong young players into tennis. He is one of the best mini tennis coaches around and he is a great coach to get adult improvers into the game. Anthony also has experience coaching various other racquet sports.

Qualification
LTA Club Coach
LTA level 3 coach and a mini tennis specialist with over 20 years coaching experience.

Achievements
Coached some of the county’s top juniors from mini Red level

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

Book Here

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.

LTA Hertfordshire Seniors

Winter

Midweek and Weekend Fixtures

Men and Women

Doubles

Watford and District Tennis League

Summer

Midweek Evening Fixtures

Men, Women and Mixed

Doubles

LTA National League

Summer

Weekend Fixtures

Men, Women, and Juniors

Singles and 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