Coaching @ SCTC

Free 6-week coaching course for new adult members! Trial membership from only £40. To book Register Now or contact Nathan for next course start date: 07548 169 884.



Half term Tennis!

This half term we are running a week of fun mini tennis for juniors aged 3-10! Please click here for all the information.




Nathan Worrell

Head Coach

Nathan Worrell - LTA Coach
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Qualifying Organization: Lawn Tennis Association

Registered Licensed Level 3 "Coach" (2014)

Fully Insured. Current DBS and First Aid Certificate

Nathan has been coaching ever since he was a junior at Shirley Park Lawn Tennis Club and since starting his coaching qualifications has worked with MDL Coaching in the Sutton/Croydon area. Nathan has experience working with players of all ages and abilities including schools and clubs.

He runs the club’s Mini Tennis and Junior coaching programme and also runs regular Adult coaching courses and Cardio Tennis courses for the club. Nathan is also available for private lessons and team practices. He also runs after-school tennis clubs in local schools

Nathan is a left-handed player and is the current Men’s Singles champion at Shirley Park Tennis Club.


Nathan also strings tennis rackets at the club. Click here for all the info.

Contact Nathan!

Telephone:  07548 169 884
Email:  Email Nathan


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Kirsty Garrett

LTA Coach

Kirsty Garrett - Membership Secretary, Head Coach and Champion!
RPT Europe Logo Qualifying Organization: RPT Europe
Grade: Instructor 1
Year of Qualification: 2008
LTA Logo Qualifying Organization: Lawn Tennis Association
Level 3 Licensed Coach NL1 (2009)

Fully Insured. Current CRB and First Aid Certificate

Kirsty Garrett has been a fully qualified LTA licensed and RPT coach since 2008. She is available for private lessons and team practices.

Kirsty appears on the club's honours board over 10 times and has been Ladies Doubles champion since 2008. In 2008 and 2012 she won "the triple" by gaining the Ladies Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles titles simultaneously.

Kirsty is also our Membership Secretary so can answer any questions you may have about the club.

Contact Kirsty!

Telephone:  020 8274 0630
Email:  Email Kirsty


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Phil Gridley


Phil Gridley - Club Coach and Champion!
LTA Logo Qualifying Organization: Lawn Tennis Association

Registered Licensed
Level 3 "Coach" (2012)
Level 2 "Coaching Assistant" (2011)
LTA Playtest Grade 3

Fully Insured. Current CRB and First Aid Certificate


Phil has been playing tennis since the age of 8 and trained at the Sutton Junior Tennis Academy before going to Kingston College and being part of the College Tennis Academy for three years, playing against other schools and colleges and reaching the Aegon Team Tennis National Senior Student finals in Bolton. Phil has also represented Kingston Borough in the London Youth games.

Phil has been coaching since 2009 and acheived the following titles at Sutton Churches Tennis Club:

Men's Singles Champion 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
Men's Doubles Champion 2011.
Phil is available for adult & junior coaching on a one to one basis and also group coaching including team coaching.

Contact Phil!

Telephone:  07818 506962
Email:  Email Phil


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New Members' 6 Week Coaching Course for Adults

Tuesday Evenings 7-8 (subject to demand)

New adult members are entitled to take part in one of our 6 Week New Members’ Courses which are FREE when you buy membership of the club. The lessons are 1 hour long and the course is weekly.

  • A great way of meeting other new members
  • Get coaching and confidence as you start at the club.
  • A qualified coach will take you through all the basic shots and more!
  • Available for FREE to brand new members or members returning after a minimum 3 years without membership

You can still enrol on the course if you have already done one but you will need to pay the going rate of £36 as the course is only free once!!

See Events Calendar for the next course dates or contact Nathan on 07548 169 884 or

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Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis - Heart Pumping Fitness at Sutton Churches Tennis Club

Cardio Tennis is a fantastic, fun group activity on a tennis court featuring drills and games to give players an ultimate, high energy workout.

NO TENNIS ABILITY IS NEEDED, it is open to all levels of tennis ability!

The sessions are set to music

Heart rate monitors are provided so players can see if they are working hard enough and know how many calories they are burning

It is a great course to do to improve footwork and general fitness

Cardio Tennis is loads more fun than the gym and it is designed so ALL abilities can play together, it is just as good a workout for a total beginner as it is for an advanced player.

See Events Calendar for the next course dates or contact Nathan on 07548 169 884 or

The Cardio Games 2012 - Heart Pumping Fitness at Sutton Churches Tennis Club
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Junior Coaching

Junior CoachingWe run a full junior coaching programme for children ages 3-18. Please see Juniors page for latest course details.

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Coaching Rates

Correct as of May 2016 but subject to change at any time.


  • Adult individual lesson: £25 per hour (excluding floodlights)
  • Junior individual lesson: £25 per hour (excluding floodlights)
  • Under 8 Individual lesson: £20 for45 mins (excluding floodlights)
  • Team practice: £6 per player per hour

To book a lesson with a member of the coaching team, contact Nathan on 07548 169 884 to arrange or email


  • Junior group coaching course first lesson: FREE

Junior courses run during school term time so very in length, but are priced at £5.50 per hour. Juniors are able to start part-way through a course.


  • Cardio Tennis first time: FREE
  • Cardio Tennis one-off session: £7 (£10 for non-members)

Cardio Tennis courses vary in length and are priced at £6 per session, £9 session for non-members.


  • Adult group coaching courses: £6 per session

Nathan runs a number of adult group coaching courses throughout the year on various aspects of the game. These sessions currently take place at 8pm on Tuesday evenings.

To enquire about upcoming group courses contact Nathan on 07548 169 884 or email


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