MEET THE COACHING TEAM

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Gham Patel

LTA Level 4

Adult & Junior Coaching

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George Matheou

LTA Level 4

Junior Coaching

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Shola Ropa

LTA Level 5

Adult & Junior Coaching

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Hiroko Craven

LTA Level 3

Adult & Junior Coaching

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Akash Arora

LTA Level 2

Adult & Junior Coaching

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Ravi Patel

LTA Level 2

Adult & Junior Coaching

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Ethan McPhereson

LTA Level 1

Adult & Junior Coaching

 

Gham Patel

LTA Level 4

Individual Coaching

Adult & Junior Group Coaching

Cardio Tennis

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!

 

George Matheou

LTA Level 4

Head of Coaching Development

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.

 

Shola Ropa

LTA Level 5

ELTC Junior Coaching Programme 

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.

 

Hiroko Craven

LTA Level 3

Various programmes under HC Tennis 

Individual Coaching

Hiroko has been teaching tennis since 2004. She started playing when she was six years old, turned professional and, as a WTA ranked player, was 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 in Florida and gained her USPTR qualifications.

At Ealing LTC, Hiroko wants to inspire the Japanese community to play tennis in a friendly environment with a priority on sociability and improvement. She welcomes all standards and there is room for everyone from advanced to total beginner. She promises a great tennis and social experience for the Japanese community in London.

 

Akash Arora

LTA level 2

Individual Coaching

Assisting HC Tennis Programmes

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.

 

Ravi Patel

LTA Level 2, GPTCA (ATP) Level B, PTR (Adult Development)

Individual Coaching

Supporting Adult & Junior 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.

 

Ethan McPherson

LTA level 1

Individual coaching

(Information to follow …)

 

Mai Yoshida

LTA level 2

Individual Coaching

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.

 

Mili Shah

LTA level 2

Assisting on the HC Tennis junior programme, Individual coaching

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.

All our coaches are LTA accredited - with the relevant qualifications, checks and training

 

We have a number of 'visiting coaches'

who work with a small number of our

junior players