Matthew Coombes – Club Manager/Head Coach

Coaching Qualifications – LTA Intermediate Coach Award with Full License

Matthew has been employed at the Bournemouth Gardens Community Tennis Club since 1987, initially as an assistant coach and now as the Club Manager. He is in charge of the day to day running of the Club, Pro Shop/Restringing and Coaching Program. He takes individual and group sessions and is coach to the Bournemouth University Mens and Ladies Tennis Teams who both compete in the BUCS Premier Division and use the club 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 50’s team. As a member of the Great Britain team he travels the world competing in the ITF World Team Championships and International events, recently he has competed in the USA, New Zealand, Mexico, Germany, Turkey, Spain and France. He has won the Hard, Grass and Indoor court  Championships of Great Britain and his career high ITF World Over 45 ranking is No 3 in 2012.

55 Minute Individual Lesson – Indoors & Outdoors – price on application

Email matt@bournemouthgardenstc.co.uk

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 Club’s coaching staff for many years, and has a BA (Hons) degree in sports science. He oversees and develops the Mini Tennis and school outreach programme, takes individual and club 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, adult and senior level.

55 Minute Individual Lesson – Indoors & Outdoors – price on application

Email karl@bournemouthgardenstc.co.uk