Ealing Lawn Tennis Club
Ealing Lawn Tennis Club coaching

Tennis Coaching Team

ELTC Regular Coaches:

Gham Patel - Part Time CoachGham Patel (“Guru Gham!”) - LTA Level 4

Individual Coaching, Adult Group Coaching, Cardio Tennis
Contact: 07801 736009

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 having a lot of fun!

George Matheou - Head of Coaching DevelopmentGeorge Matheou - LTA Level 4

Head of Coaching Development
Contact: 07974 094923 or g.matheou@sky.com

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.

Hiroko Craven - CoachHiroko Craven - US PTR (Professional), LTA Level 3

Various programmes under ‘HC Tennis’
Contact: info@hctennis.co.uk
Website: www.hctennis.co.uk

Hiroko has been coaching 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 and gained her USPTR qualifications.

At Ealing LTC, Hiroko wants to inspire all players 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 all members.

ELTC Hitting Coaches:

Ravi Patel - ELTC Hitting CoachRavi Patel - LTA Level 2

Individual Coaching, Supporting Junior Programme, Supporting Adult Group Coaching
Contact: 07976 933810 or ravi.patel2332@gmail.com

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.

Jamie Sordyl - ELTC Hitting CoachJamie Sordyl - LTA Level 2

Individual Coaching, Supporting Junior Programme, Supporting Adult Group Coaching
Contact: 07877 102579 or jamiesordyl@aol.com

Ethan McPherson - ELTC Hitting CoachEthan McPherson

Individual Coaching
Contact: 07874 772376 or ethanmcpherson73@gmail.com

Akash Arora - ELTC Hitting CoachAkash Arora - LTA Level 2

Individual Coaching, Supporting Junior Programme,  Disability Coaching, Fitness Classes
Contact: 07544 425382 or no1_adarora@hotmail.co.uk

As a 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.


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