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The Wilton Tennis Club is a lively and friendly club situated south of Wimbledon town centre. It thrives on a healthy mix of social and competitive tennis, played throughout the year, and caters for a variety of memberships from full annual membership through to the junior level.

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Wilton Ladies Crowned AEGON National Champions 2017 – Three Years In A Row!

This year Wilton Ladies approached the AEGON Team Tennis Finals in a confident but never complacent mood. For the first time we had become South East divisional champions and were unbeaten in the six league matches. Fortunately our strongest squad  of eight players were all available. Despite being top seeds the draw was not as favourable this year. 

In the quarter final we had to take on University of Bath. Our two teams seem to gravitate towards one another as this was the fifth successive year the two teams had had to play one another. As always it was close. Aimee Gibson (Wilton’s Queen of Clay) started Wilton’s title defence with a convincing win at No 4. Laura Deigman (playing at 3) won a very tight first set before running away with the second. Olivia Nicholls suffered her first ever defeat whilst playing for Wilton against the extremely talented Alex Walker but Beth Grey restored our lead by defeating former Top 100 player-Melanie South. Matches had to move indoors and Louise Holtum partnered Laura to a good start. Again, however, Alex Walker provided a thorn in Wilton’s side by helping her partner to a 11-9 match tie break win. With our star ITF pairing of Beth and Olivia to play the sixth rubber we were still well-placed. We won the first easily but then went 2-5 down. That was, however, as near as Bath got as the Wilton pair took 5 games in a row to win the match and put us in the semis.

There we took on local rivals David Lloyd Raynes Park. At  3 and 4 the opposition two very young but very talented players. One proved too good for Laura but Aimee dug deep and ground out a win in inimitable fashion. This left Beth to give us the lead with a straight sets win against former British No 1 Katie O’Brien. It rained again but victory was confirmed indoors by Laura and Louise with no need for the other doubles to be played.

So again Wilton were in the final-this year against the 2013 and 2014 winners-Cumberland Tennis Club. Louise replaced the injured Laura and scored a relatively straight forward victory. Not quite as straight forward as Olivia’s win which was by the remarkable score of 6-0, 6-0 (against a 2.1 rated opponent). Whilst these two matches started and finished Aimee Gibson continued to chase every ball and was rewarded with another straight sets win. The finest match of the weekend was then contested by Beth and another former top British pro (Naomi Cavaday). It was hard hitting clash which Beth eventually won in the third. 

So the result was 4-0 to Wilton-a rare occasion when no doubles needed to be played in a final. Thus Wilton have become only the third club (along with Edgbaston Priory and Holcombe Brook) to have become National Womens Champions for three successive years. No team has achieved four in a row…yet!

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We Are Wilton

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Who we are

The Wilton Tennis Club is a lively and friendly club situated south of Wimbledon town centre. It thrives on a healthy mix of social and competitive tennis, played throughout the year, and caters for a variety of memberships from full annual membership through to the junior level.

* AEGON NATIONAL OPEN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS 2015 and 2016
* 4 HARD COURTS + 1 MINI TENNIS COURT
* 7 MENS TEAMS + 3 LADIES TEAMS
* REGULAR OPEN DAYS
* ADULT + JUNIOR COACHING
* KIDS CAMPS

Membership Options and Prices

Join Wilton and play tennis when you like

Full Member

£205 per year

  • Play on court any time
  • Social tennis Weds, Sat and Sunday
  • Join Group lessons
  • Play for Wilton in the Surrey League
  • Play in Team Practice sessions
  • Play in the AEGON Team Tennis

Improver Membership

£100 per year

  • Learn to play tennis
  • Total Beginners Welcome
  • Join Group lessons
  • Play at non-social times

Social Membership

£30 per year

  • Play table tennis
  • Enjoy our bar
  • Watch TV
  • Join in social events

Mid-Week Member

£70 per year

  • Play on court Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm
  • Daytime Group lessons
  • Coffee, coaching, cake

Junior

£45 per year

  • For Juniors ages 8 – 18
  • Junior social tennis Friday afternoons
  • Play for the club in matches
  • Play in club tournaments
  • Adult social tennis (by invitation)

Student

£100 per year

  • Play on court any time
  • Social tennis Weds, Sat and Sunday
  • Join Group lessons
  • Play for Wilton in the Surrey League
  • Play in Team Practice sessions
  • Play in the AEGON Team Tennis

Coaching at Wilton

Wilton Tennis Club have contracted the services of Wilton Coaching Ltd to deliver a comprehensive coaching programme for both adult & junior members. Please contact Marc Beckles to discuss any your coaching requirements regarding both individual and group lessons lessons on 07877571349 or email: headcoach@wiltontennisclub.co.uk

Click here to Book All Group Lessons For Adults & Juniors & Tennis Holiday Camps Junior Timetable Adult Timetable

Wilton Coach Profiles

Marc Beckles
Head Coach
Qualifications

  • Level 4 – LTA Club Coach Award (Working towards Level 5 Master Club Award)
  • Safeguarding & Protection in Tennis
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • DBS Check

Responsibilities

  • Manages the full tennis programme at Wilton
  • Delivers group sessions on both the junior and adult programmes
  • Delivers sessions on the Holiday Camps
  • Delivers individual lessons to both juniors and adults
  • Represents the club in the men’s first team
  • Committee member – Head Coach
  • Manages the club’s social media pages, website and newsletter

Tennis History

  • Over 15 years playing experience
  • Over 10 years coaching experience
  • Finished playing career with an LTA 2.1 rating
  • headcoach@wiltontennisclub.co.uk
  • Highest UK men’s ranking of 37
  • Worked within a team travelling with one of Britain’s top junior

 

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Lesson Price £38ph
headcoach@wiltontennisclub.co.uk

 

Piers Herfet-Jones
Assistant Head Coach
Qualifications

  • Level 4 – LTA Senior Performance Coach Award
  • Level 2 – Community Sports Leadership Award
  • Level 2 – Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Emergency First Aid at Work & DBS Check
  • Safeguarding & Protection in Tennis

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the management of the junior and adult programmes
  • Delivers group sessions on both the junior and adult programmes
  • Delivers sessions on the Holiday Camps
  • Delivers individual lessons to both juniors and adults
  • Represents the club in the men’s first team
  • Committee member – Men’s Club Captain
  • Manages the club’s social media pages

Tennis History

  • Top 10 in the UK throughout his junior career
  • 1 in Dorset as a junior and senior player
  • Hitting Partner – Wimbledon Championships 2016
  • National Open Team Tennis Champion 2015
  • Dorset Men’s Champion 2014
  • Dorset Player of the Year in 2011
  • Trained at the IMG Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy 2003/04
Theo Gechev
Programme Coach
Qualifications

  • Level 3 – LTA Coach
  • Level 3 – Certificate in Personal Training
  • Safeguarding & Protection in Tennis
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • DBS Check

Responsibilities

  • Delivers group sessions on both the junior and adult programmes
  • Delivers sessions on the Holiday Camps
  • Delivers individual lessons to both juniors and adults

Tennis History

  • Been coaching at Wilton for over 4 years
  • Links fitness aspects into his tennis sessions
  • Aspires to be a top fitness trainer to elite players
  • Specialising in functional fitness and sport specific conditioning
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Lesson Price £32 p/h

 

Georgi Gechev
Programme Coach
Qualifications

• PTR Associate
• Safeguarding & Protection in Tennis
• Emergency First Aid at Work
• DBS Check

Responsibilities

• Delivers group sessions on both the junior and adult programmes
• Delivers sessions on the Holiday Camps
• Delivers individual lessons to both juniors and adults
• Provides a racquet restringing service

Tennis History

• Been coaching at Wilton for over 8 years
• Integral part of the coaching team and a member favourite
• Enjoys coaching players of all ages and abilities


Lesson Price £28 p/h

 

Steven Hart
Programme Coach
Qualifications

  • PTR Instructor
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • DBS Check

Responsibilities

  • Delivers group sessions on the junior programme
  • Delivers sessions on the Holiday Camps
  • Delivers individual lessons to juniors

Tennis History

  • Over 2 years’ experience working in multi-sport coaching for coaching with disabilities
  • Been coaching part-time at Wilton for over 6 years

Lesson Price £28 p/h
Dimitre Ivanov
Assistant Coach
Qualifications

  • Level 2 – LTA Coach
  • Safeguarding & Protection in Tennis
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • DBS Check

Responsibilities

  • Delivers group sessions on the junior programme
  • Delivers sessions on the Holiday Camps

Tennis History

  • Previously coached at various tennis clubs in the London area
  • Has been working at Wilton part time since 2017
  • Over 25 years playing experience at various tennis clubs in Bulgaria and London
  • Speaks English, Russian, French & German

CJ Bashiri
Assistant Coach
Qualifications

  • Level 2 – LTA Coach
  • Level 2 – Community Sports Leadership Award
  • Safeguarding & Protection in Tennis
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • DBS Check

Responsibilities

  • Delivers group sessions on the junior programme
  • Delivers sessions on the Holiday Camps

Tennis History

  • Been coaching part time at Wilton since 2015
  • Been a member at Wilton since 2011
  • Play on the Wilton men’s second team
  • Play on the Wilton 18/u first team
  • LTA 6.1 rating
  • Road to Wimbledon 14/u Doubles Champion

Igor Sterner
Assistant Coach
Qualifications

  • Level 1 – LTA Coach
  • DBS Check

Responsibilities

  • Delivers group sessions on the junior programme
  • Delivers sessions on the Holiday Camps

Tennis History

  • Been a part time coach at Wilton since 2016
  • Been a member at Wilton since 2012
  • Started playing tennis at 8 years old
  • Represents Wilton in junior team matches
  • Speaks English, Swedish, German and Chinese

Maggie To
Assistant Coach
Qualifications

  • Level 1 – LTA Coach
  • Level 3 – CACHE in Support Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • DBS Check

Responsibilities

  • Delivers group sessions on the junior programme
  • Committee member – Social Secretary

Tennis History

  • Been a part time coach at Wilton since 2013
  • Been a member since 2012
  • Play on Wilton ladies mid-week and third teams
  • Working with SEN children since 2013
  • Speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Trained as assistance for ‘iPlay30’ (tennis coaching targets for children and adults with learning disabilities)

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What Else Is Happening Down Wilton Way

Sat 28th April 2018 2pm – 4pm Afternoon tea from 4pm £10 Entry – in aid of Merton Voluntary Service Council includes afternoon tea and a glass of bubbles! Calling all ladies. All standards are welcome. You can play in the American ladies doubles or sit back, relax and watch the tennis and enjoy the […]

Boys and Girls Tennis Camp – Ages 3-14 BOOK ONLINE – Summer Tennis & Sports Camp For Boys & Girls 6 Weeks Of Tennis & Sports Camps 23rd July – 1st September excluding bank holiday Monday 27th August As the tennis courts at Wilton Tennis Club are getting resurfaced and the clubhouse is being part refurbished, […]

Boys and Girls Tennis Camp – Ages 3-14 BOOK ONLINE – May Tennis Camp For Boys & Girls One week camp Tuesday 29th May – Friday 1st June (28th May is Spring Bank Holiday) Tots Tennis        Ages 3 & 4    09.00-10.00                  £9 Early Drop […]

Sports Relief 2018! Come to the club on Saturday 17th March at 3pm to join in with a fun American doubles tournament! Cost of the tournament is only £3 and all monies will go to Sport Relief! To enter – email: committee@wiltontennisclub.co.uk or speak to Maggie To    

Our annual Quiz Night is on the 24th March at 7.30pm. Wilton’s famous quizmaster Terry Oakes is currently conjuring up his questions. £10 per person which will also include food and a drink. Teams of a maximum of 6 people. If you would like to enter please email wiltontennisclub@aol.com

Tournament report coming soon…meanwhile click here to see the pics gallery!  

Contact Us

If you would like more information or have any questions about Wilton, please visit us at:

Wilton Tennis Club
28 Wilton Grove,
Wimbledon,
London,
SW19 3QX
wiltontennisclub@aol.com

or telephone 020 8296 9668.

For Coaching enquiries call Marc Beckles on 07877 571349

Alternatively use the E-mail form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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