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Matthew Coombes – Head Coach/Manager
Coaching Qualifications – LTA Intermediate Coach Award with Full License
Matthew has been employed at Bournemouth Gardens Tennis Centre since 1987, initially as an assistant coach and now as the Centre Manager. He is in charge of the day to day running of the Centre, Pro Shop/Restringing and Coaching Program. He takes individual and centre group sessions and is head coach to the Bournemouth University Mens and Ladies Tennis Teams who both compete in the BUCS Premier Division and use the centre for their training and home matches.
Matthew has been involved in tennis all of his life, winning numerous junior, adult and seniors titles and he is currently Captain of the Great Britain Over 45’s team. As a member of the Great Britain team he travels the world competing in the ITF World Team Championships, in 2012/13 he has travelled to Turkey, California, Spain and France. This year he has won the Over 45 Indoor Championships of Great Britain in Birmingham and The Over 45 British Open Clay Court Championships at the West Hants Club, Bournemouth. His recent victory at the West Hants Club has taken his British Over 45 ranking to No 1 and his career high ITF World Over 45 ranking is No 3 in 2012.
55 Minute Individual Lesson - Indoors & Outdoors – price on application
Karl Burt – Club Coach/Assistant Manager
Coaching Qualifications – LTA Club Coach Award with Full License
Karl has been an integral part of Bournemouth Gardens Tennis Centre’s coaching staff for many years, and has a BA (Hons) degree in sports science. He oversees and develops the Mini Tennis Programme, takes individual and centre group sessions and organises the club teams competing in local leagues.
In his junior days he won numerous tournaments, played to a national standard, represented the South West of England at junior level, and has represented Dorset at junior, senior and veteran level.
55 Minute Individual Lesson – price on application
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