Tennis Coaching Team

Tennis_Balls

Peter Lavery phone1  07885 206587
Jo Head phone1  07989 294959
William Ikome phone1  07590 578452
Matt Reid phone1  07825 199232

For all enquiries please email Peter at:

address_book peterlaverytennis@live.com

 

Biography 

Peter Lavery began tennis coaching at the age of 16 by taking group sessions at Hamilton, the club he played for, and going onto assist with county training for the West of Scotland.

In 1990 Peter spent a year coaching at SportTennis club in Brisbane, Australia before studying for a sport science degree at Strathclyde University. Following his degree he took up a short term coaching position in the US, which reaffirmed his aspirations to follow a career in the game he loved.

In 1996 Peter became Head Coach at West Middlesex Tennis Club in Ealing where he coached juniors and seniors of mixed abilities. Three and a half years later Peter moved to Chesham Bois Tennis Club to take up the challenge of Head Coach where he has been ever since, nearly 13 years!

Peter has worked with players of all ages and levels, from 2 year olds to national standard players, wheelchair tennis to rusty rackets. Peter’s biggest achievement was coaching two junior players from 8 years old and watching their tennis careers unfold when they both played junior Wimbledon in 2011.

Coaching for Peter is something very special; not only helping to improve his player’s game but also by bringing fun, enjoyment and a sense of achievement to all who he teaches

Peter is an LTA Level 4 ICA Coach, fully licensed with 24 years experience.

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Jo Head achieved her first coaching qualification at 17, going on to take   a degree in sport and exercise science at the University of Bath where she helped with the university tennis coaching programme. The degree gave Jo a great interest in biomechanics and how this was changing the world of sport and coaching.

Jo joined the Chesham Bois Tennis Club coaching team in 2004. Although Jo coaches all age groups and abilities she has taken a particular interest in coaching juniors of 10 & Under and is now Head of Mini Tennis. Her greatest coaching achievement came when one of her players was invited to U10 regional training. In 2009 Jo became 8 & Under County Captain for Buckinghamshire and as part of her role she assists with the county talent identification days and also assists at regional id days.

In 2011 Jo became a qualified referee, qualified to run mini tennis tournaments at the club for our juniors as well as others from around the region.

Jo is a LTA Level 3 Performance Coach working towards the next level. Her coaching aim is to help everyone reach their potential whatever it maybe, whilst having fun and enjoying the game of tennis.

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William Ikome competed on the ITF circuit gaining experience as a player and as a coach, understanding what it takes to succeed as a player. He started coaching at the Richard Krajicek Tennis Foundation and Tennis Club Breekpunt Den Haag, Holland at the age of 18. (Krajicek 1996 Wimbledon Champion)

In March 2005 William moved to England to coach, play and expand his tennis experience working as a tennis assistant at Carisbrooke LTC in Leicester under Head Coach Dave McTurk.

In 2006 he joined Spencer & Spencer Tennis Academy now called Duesseldorf Tennis Academy in Germany as a Performance Coach / Sparring partner, working with world class players with ITF junior ranking of 90, Ilya Belyaev, Peter Torebko ITF Mens 841 and Andrei Plotniy ITF Mens 755. His broad ranging experience in every surrounding of the sport has given him the understanding to cater to the specific needs and wishes of the various types of players.

At Chesham Bois Tennis Club William is involved at every level from Mini Red coaching to Adult coaching regardless of standard. His expertise is movement and teaching his pupils how to become a true competitor (learning how to win). He might be a little bit tough on you but his enthusiasm and sense of humour and encouragement leave you walking of court with a grin on your face feeling a sense of achievement through hard work.

William is a LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach (SPC)

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Matt Reid began tennis coaching at the age of 15 at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre, where he had himself been coached and played.

Matt built his early experience assisting top coaches in the area with classes of 3 – 15 year olds of both able and disabled abilities. He combined this with his love of ski racing where he is also a qualified coach.

Having studied surveying at university, while continuing to coach at all levels, Matt realised his love for coaching and decided to make this his career.

Matt continued coaching at Craiglockhart as well as helping with camps at Morton Hall Tennis Club. Four of his students went on to successfully compete at Scottish Junior level for the East of Scotland.

Matt was Head Coach the the Mark Warner Group in Greece, running a tennis programme for all ages, with the assistance of four coaches.

Returning to the UK Matt coached briefly at Craiglockhart again before joining Chesham Bois Tennis Club as full time coach, coaching tots to adults.

Realising many players do not have the fitness an stamina required to compete, Matt has introduced strength & conditioning work to the program and is attending several courses on this discipline in order to incorporate into talented young players programmes.

Matt believes coaching should be hard work but fun and aims to bring a sense of achievement to all those he teaches.

Matt is an LTA Level 3 Performance Coach with 9 years experience and an U10 development speciality.

 

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