Ealing Lawn Tennis Club coaching

Tennis Coaching


Coaches - Chris Sordyl and Gham Patel
Events - regular sessions please contact Chris


Coaches - Chris Sordyl, George Matheou, Gham Patel and Jamie Sordyl

Term time coaching - coaching everyday after school from 4pm and on weekend mornings between 8.00 and 11.00am - please e-mail George or e-mail Chris for more information.

Holiday tennis and multi-sports camps in most of the holiday weeks - please contact George Matheou for more info.


Tennis Coaches:

Chris Sordyl - Head CoachChris Sordyl - Level 5, Master Performance Coach - £ 40 per hour

Chris is a tennis crazy individual who still loves coaching, playing and watching the game. He spent 18 years in Germany playing semi-pro team tennis and coaching at various clubs where he played a doubles tournament against Boris Becker. He holds a German nationally accredited coaching diploma from Munich University and is an LTA Master Coach (the highest qualification in the UK). His best playing achievement was to qualify for the qualification tournament of a $500,000 tournament in Switzerland (but lost to the no 60 ATP 3 & 2). Chris has many great coaching achievements. He found especially rewarding that a group of beginners he coaches, made fantastic progress and openly expressed how they enjoyed their session! Even more rewarding is the couple of wheelchair players he coaches who give him inspiration (as well as him them hopefully). Chris’s philosophy is simple: Enjoy, stay healthy and give it your best shot at getting as good as you can.

George Matheou - Head of Coaching DevelopmentGeorge Matheou - Level 4, Head of Coaching Development - £35 per hour

George is an LTA Senior Club Coach and LTA Level 4 Licenced Coach. He 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. To contact George directly, call 07974 094923.

Gham Patel - Part Time CoachGham Patel - Level 4, £35 per hour

Gham is a LTA licensed level 4 tennis coach with 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 who is now a ranked ATP player. Gham's coaching philosophy is to get the best from players to improve technically, tactically, physically and mentally whilst enjoying the game having a lot of fun! For individual or group lessons please contact Gham on 07801 736 009.

Jamie Sordyl - CoachJamie Sordyl - Level 2, £30 per hour

One of the youngest club champions and an experienced player recently returned from college tennis in America. A qualified level 2 LTA coach. Enthusiastic about coaching players at all levels with a background in performance training himself. To contact Jamie directly, call 07877102579.

Hiroko Craven - CoachHiroko Craven - Coach £35 per hour

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.

Ethan McPherson - Hitter Ethan McPherson - Hitter and ex national player - £28 per hour

Call 07874 772376

Group Sessions:

Mondays 9.30-10.30am: Intermediate level
Thursdays 10.30-11.30am: Advanced intermediate level
Saturdays 11.00am-12.00pm & 12.00pm-1.00pm: "Club player" level
Saturdays: 7.00-8.00pm: Beginners level
Sundays 10.00-11.00am: Mens and Ladies competition level

Prices range between £10 and £13 per hour, please contact Chris for info.


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