Coaches

Meet the team 

Director / Head coach - Nigel Matthews 

After graduating from University I was appointed Head coach at Storrington LTC (April 2007). Initiallly with just myself coaching, gradually the programme grew. Today I work with a passionate team of coaches, across a number of clubs, as demand for our service continues to grow. I now direct the tennis across 6 clubs, and numerous schools within West Sussex.

- LTA Level 5 Master Club coach (Feb 2018)

- BA (Hons.) Coach Education and Sports Development 1st class degree from Uni. of Bath,

- Former GB National ranking 53,

- Sussex Coach of the year 2015,

- Former Oxfordshire county champ (U12/14/16/18/men's)  

 

Programmes manager / coach - Caroline Matthews 

Caroline joined the team to form MTC in 2008, Caroline has the important job of managing the junior programmes across MTC, and also coaches at West Chiltington, Storrington and Farlington girls school. 

 

Head of Mini tennis - Emily Quin 

Emily joined the team in 2014 from RAF Halton, and university friend of ours, Emily is a popular coach and fantastic asset to the team working with Mini's juniors and adult at Storrington and Billingshurst tennis clubs.   

 

Club coach - Julia Searle 

Julia is an experienced coach who recently joined the team (2017) after moving to the area from London where she was Head coach at Wigmore tennis club. Julia is based at Steyning tennis club but also coaches at Storrington as well. 

- She has coached 3 juniors who have gone on to become No.1 in their age group in GB, 

- Julia also spent 3 years at Batchwood academy in St Albans, where she worked with over 20 national and regional juniors,

- Julia grew up in North London representing Middlesex in every age group from u14 through to seniors, 

- She was ranked in the top 20 juniors nationally and went on to represent Arkansas State University in NCAA Div. 1 

 

Club coach - Richard Harrison 

Rich moved to the area in 2016, from Halisham tennis club where he was Head coach. Rich is based at West Chiltington tennis club but also coaches at Storrington and Slinfold. A fantastic developmental coach, who quickly builds strong rapport with pupils, specialising in tots tennis and Cardio tennis as well as junior and adult coaching. 

 

Club coach - Kevin Suckling 

 

 

Club coach - James Bailey 

 

Club coach - Rebecca Farrow

Rebecca has been a MTC pupil and continues to play to high level. An energetic and enthusiastic coach currently studying at Chichester University. Rebecca coaches at Storrington and can also been found covering at other venues.  

 

Club coach - Edward Bugby 

 The newest member of the team Ed joined in Feb 2018 and changed career path to become a tennis coach, always passionate and personable Ed coaches at a number of schools and Slinfold and Barnes Green tennis clubs. 

 

All our coaches are LTA qualified and Licenced or registered meaning they have insurance, are first aid qualified and DBS checked. A stamp of quality.