Coaching

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

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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
Theo
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)