MEET THE COACHING TEAM

We have a number of regular coaches offering group and individual coaching to adults and juniors.

These coaches hold a minimum LTA level 3 qualification, and are all accredited, licenced and have the relevant training and checks.

We also have a number of hitters who provide quality sessions and assist on the group programmes.

These coaches hold a minimum LTA level 2 qualification and like the regular coaches, are all accredited, licenced and have done the relevant training and checks.

 

To find out more information about the coaches or for their contact details, just click their picture!

Please get in touch if you are looking to organise an individual or enrol onto a group session.

REGULAR COACHES

Gham Patel

LTA Level 4

Adult & Junior Coaching

George Matheou

LTA Level 4

Junior Coaching

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Shola Roper

LTA Level 5

Junior Coaching

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Hiroko Craven

LTA Level 3

Adult & Junior Coaching

HITTERS

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Ravi Patel

LTA Level 3

Adult & Junior Coaching

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Akash Arora

LTA Level 2

Adult & Junior Coaching

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Mai Yoshida

LTA Level 2

Adult & Junior Coaching

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Mili Shah

LTA Level 2

Adult & Junior Coaching

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Ethan McPhereson

LTA Level 1

Adult & Junior Coaching

 
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Gham Patel

LTA Level 4

Individual Coaching

ELTC Junior Coaching Programme coach

Adult Group Coaching

Cardio Tennis, junior Cardio/fitness classes

Gham has over 30 years of experience. He has coached players at development level and players desiring to reach a national level, including his son who played American University tennis and achieved an ATP ranking.  Gham's coaching philosophy is to get the best from players to improve technically, tactically, physically and mentally whilst enjoying the game and having fun!

07801 736009

 
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George Matheou

LTA Level 4

Head of Coaching Development - www.middlesexperformancecentre.co.uk

(ELTC Junior Coaching Programme lead coach, holiday camps, junior team tennis)

George is responsible for junior coaching and development at the club. George is one of the few coaches in the UK who is professionally qualified in sports coaching having attended Edinburgh and Brunel Universities. George has put in place a comprehensive competitive coaching programme catering for all ages and abilities and we take pride in being renowned for our record for producing more National and Regional players than any other club in the region.  George is recognised as a Middlesex County Coach.

07974 094923

 
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Shola Roper

LTA Level 5

ELTC Junior Coaching Programme coach

Junior Individual Coaching

Shola has experience in senior positions at clubs across Middlesex, and has worked in performance programmes, where he has helped develop players from mini tennis into national players and national players into international level.

Through challenging coaching and a positive performance environment, Shola believes in effort bringing reward (improvement) and endeavours to understand the specific needs of each player.

Shola works alongside George as a Middlesex county coach – captaining the Boys 14U and 16U team.

07930 945229

 
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Hiroko Craven ('HC Tennis')

USPTR Professional, LTA Level 3

HC Tennis (junior and adult coaching)

Individual Coaching

Hiroko has been teaching tennis since 2004. She started playing tennis in Japan when she was six years old and later turned professional. As a WTA ranked player, Hiroko was also a member of the Japanese National team. Hiroko moved to the USA in order to study and, at the same time, coached at the University of Florida and gained her USPTR qualifications. Since moving to London, Hiroko has coached at Queens Club and more recently, has been an inspiration in promoting tennis among the Japanese community in West London. She welcomes players of all standards and promises a great tennis and social experience.

 
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Ravi Patel

LTA Level 3, GPTCA (ATP) Level B, PTR (Adult Development)

Individual coaching

ELTC Junior Coaching Programme assistant

Supporting adult group coaching

Coaching experience with adults and juniors from grass roots to professional. Experience on the WTA Tour and with Grand Slam players. Played and coached at the highest level of college tennis in America. Gained an ATP ranking as a player.

07976 933810

 
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Akash Arora

LTA level 2

One-on-one sessions

Disability coaching

Asa player, Akash represented Middlesex Tennis, reached a 1.2 LTA rating and has played on the British Tour and ITF Futures circuit, as well as finding the time to become Ealing Club Champion. He has been coaching for over 8 years, as well as serving as a hitting partner to current and past WTA/ATP ranked players. He’s fun, friendly and creates a positive atmosphere for players of all ages, from beginner to performance. His philosophy is to get the best out of every player and achieve their aims.

07306 136237

 
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Mai Yoshida

LTA level 2

One-on-one sessions

Mai is a club member herself, and won the Club Championships ladies doubles in 2019.

She is experienced in coaching adults and juniors from beginner to intermediate level.  As a coach, she will support you, and help you to improve your technique and physique through regular sessions.  She listens to your targets and concerns before a session and helps you to achieve your goals.

 
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Mili Shah

LTA level 2

One-on-one sessions

HC Tennis junior programme assistant

Multiple ELTC Ladies Club Champion.

Played on the winning Middlesex women's 35 and 40 teams in 2019.

Selected to play for Great Britain at the World Young Seniors Tennis Championships in Miami in October 2019.

Mili coaches on the HC Tennis junior programme and is available for individual coaching with ELTC members.

A coach with a high-level of playing experience and rich enthusiasm for helping others to learn the game.

 
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Ethan McPherson

LTA level 1 (working towards level 2)

One-on-one sessions

(Information to follow …)

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Andrew Lewandowski

LTA level 5

Individual coaching

Andrew is a 'visiting coach' at the Club, where he works with a small number of our junior players.

Our group programmes and sessions are organised and led by level 3+ LTA accredited coaches.

These coaches hold the relevant qualifications, licenses, checks and training.

Some level 0-2 coaches assist these sessions.

All hold valid DBS's and have done Safeguarding training.

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ELTC Junior Coaching Programme

(Coaches & assistants)

George Matheou (LTA level 4)

Shola Roper (LTA level 5)

Gham Patel (LTA level 4)

Ravi Patel (LTA level 2)

Jonathan Pierre Lion (LTA level 2)

 

 

Sebastian Langdon (LTA level 1)

 

 

 

Gabriel Lukomski (DBS checked)

 

 

Stephenie Yahathugoda (DBS checked)

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HC TENNIS - junior & adult coaching

(Coaches & assistants)

Hiroko Craven (LTA level 3)

Mili Shah (LTA level 2)

 

Jack Hughes (LTA level 2)