Matthew Coombes – Club Manager/Head Coach

Coaching Qualifications – LTA Level 4 Coach Award with Accreditation

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


Tim Sullivan – Tennis Manager/Club Coach

Coaching Qualifications – LTA level 3 Coach Award and Accreditation
Tim has been employed at the tennis Club since 2012. At first helping part time as an assistant when still a junior, to now being the tennis manager at the club and a full time coach. He is in charge of the running and organising both the adult and junior coaching programmes at the club and visits local primary schools giving lessons. Tim takes individual and group lessons of all ages and abilities, he also organises and trains our Mens and Ladies teams that represent the club in local leagues.

Tim has been involved in tennis from an early age and represents the club himself at both singles and doubles (National Club League & Dorset League), he is always thriving to be the best coach and player he can be, by training and is currently taking his next coaching qualification.

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