Meet our Head Coach - Alex Smith
I have been coaching for around 10 years. I started as a volunteer at the age of 16, and then when I went to University in 2006 I started to work towards my coaching qualifications. After completing University in 2009 I started as an assistant coach at Grove LTC, supporting Christos, the previous Head Coach. In 2011, in order to obtain more opportunities to develop my coaching skills, I moved to Beauchief Tennis Club. I was delighted to be approached with regards the Head Coaching position, back at Grove in 2014, and I had no hesitation in making the move back.
I feel very at home at Grove, where from the age of 11, I was a Junior, and it feels great to be back and I am looking forward to helping Grove juniors develop, in my new role as Head Coach.
I have experience of coaching people of all ages, from as young as three years old up to adults, whether this be in group sessions or individual 1 to 1 sessions. I have been playing tennis for 15 years, whilst being an avid follower of the Professional game.
I think as a Coach, that it is important to create a positive learning environment, where you inspire your pupils and create an enjoyable and challenging environment, so people can improve their tennis, and reach their full potential. Whatever your level, I will do all I can to help your development.
If you are new to the game of tennis, looking to get back into the game or just want to improve specific areas of your game, I believe Grove will the perfect place for you, and I will be the ideal coach for you. Whether that is joining in with the group sessions or having a 1 to 1 session.
I really enjoy coaching at Grove Tennis Club, it's a really nice and friendly environment to learn about tennis, practice and improve
Regular Coaching for Juniors
I offer coaching to juniors after school, during term time, and I have regular coaching sessions on Saturday mornings throughout the year.
For information when coaching sessions are being run, please see section below on Junior Age Groups and Coaching times, our Playing Arrangements page or contact me and I will email you my latest coaching sheet.
Please contact Alex if you wish to join a coaching session and he will advise the most suitable course and take your booking.
Use the options below.
The Tennis coaches used by Grove Lawn Tennis Club, have been approved to carry out coaching by the Committee. The coach is required to:
Junior Age Groups and Coaching Times