Tennis Coaching

The St Albans Lawn Tennis Club has three experienced coaches offering a variety of adult coaching sessions each week. There is also a Junior coaching programme that runs termly, and all three coaches are available for individual coaching.

Adult Coaching

Martin taking group coaching

We have 7 weekly group coaching sessions for players of all standards. Offering something for everyone is important to us so please contact Martin to see what sessions are suitable for you. In addition to the group coaching we have 3 full time coaches who offer individual lessons

Most adult coaching is available to members and non-members, and is offered at all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced. There are also drills sessions and organised doubles matches with tea and biscuits.

Tuesdays 10am to 11.30am Drills Session (hard work!) With Martin £10 members, £12 non-members

Wednesdays 9.30am to 11.30am Play Session. Organised doubles followed by tea and biscuits in the Clubhouse With Martin for 'club standard' players £6 members, £8 non-members

Thursdays 9.30am to 11am Coaching Session with Nancey for Beginners £7 members, £9 non-members

Fridays 10.30am to 12.30pm Coaching Session with Martin, suitable for 'club standard' players £10 members only

Fridays 7pm to 8.30pm Coaching Session with Ross, not suitable for beginners £7 members, £9 non-members

Saturdays 12noon to 1.30pm Coaching Session with Nancey for Beginner/Intermediate players Ideal for non-members who are thinking of joining the Club £7 members, £9 non-members

Junior Coaching

Picture of junior Coaching Session in progress

We have 35 weekly group coaching sessions for junior players covering all standards. For age 5 years and above. The programme is well established and is delivered on court by the 3 full time coaches and 15 younger assistant coaches. Beyond the groups individual lessons are also available at the club. All enquiries to Martin please.

Term starts week beginning Monday 5th January 2015 and ends week beginning Monday 1st March 2015. Courses do not run during the October half term week. Reserve week (in case of bad weather) is week beginning Monday 8th March 2015.

To book a place on a course please fill in an online form by clicking here. If you require further information before applying please contact Martin Taylor at

The Club will ensure that the Head Coach and all others coaches hold full LTA Coach Licenses and are CRB checked. This includes ‘outside coaches’ hiring the Club courts. The Club will ensure that any Club members and volunteers working with young people are aware of and apply the LTA Code of Conduct for Those Working with Children in Tennis.

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Individual Coaching

Nancey individual coaching Derek

The club has three dedicated coaches who can all provide individual tuition

LTA L5: Martin Taylor

Head Coach, has passed his LTA Level 1 Award in 1988, Level 2 Award in 1989 and Level 3 Award in 1991. Martin has a full LTA Level 5 Coaching License and a Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclose Certificate


LTA L3: Nancey Taylor

Nancey rejoined St Albans Tennis Club in December 2003, having previously been a member from the age of 5. As a junior she represented the county and region and went on to play at National level.

As Mini Tennis Coach Nancey will be establishing a Mini Tennis programme that can be enjoyed by junior members aged 10 and under.

LTA L3: Ross Alexander

Ross joined us in May 2012. Ross is a particularly strong player. He will be helping out a lot with the younger stronger juniors but is available to all for individual lessons.

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