Leyland Tennis Club offers a wealth of ways to enjoy tennis. Our fully-qualified coaches run a number of courses for both adults and children, including:
- Rusty Rackets – coaching for those new to the game or returning after a break
- Children’s Lessons – a wide range of classes catering for children of all ages
- One On One – private tuition with our coaches
- Team Coaching – Sessions for team members
- Tennis Coffee Morning – social tennis with coffee and cake afterwards.
Group coaching for children aged 4 up to 18 take place on Friday evenings in the following groups.
Performance squads also take place during the week.
Please contact Dave Morgan for more information.
Not played for years? Not really played at all? Then Rusty Rackets is for you.
- Develop new tennis skills
- Help to improve your fitness
- Meet new people
- Learn how to play a match
Led by a qualified instructor, you’ll quickly learn a whole range of new tennis skills in a fun, relaxed and friendly environment. Each 60 minute session has a series of short routines designed to introduce you to each aspect of the game.
Contact Dave for more information.
Our coach Dave, offers individual lessons priced by the hour or half an hour.
Equipment & Strings
Our coach can give adivce on racquets having watched you play. A general rule is to choose the heaviest frame that you can play a long match with, without getting tired.
In terms of strings, there are various types of tennis string out there, but if you are a club level tennis player and you are not breaking your strings every month, then Prince Synthetic Gut is a good starting point. This string offers good power, control, comfort and tension maintenance. It is also great on your arm. The only slight drawback to this kind of string is the durability.
Head Coach Profile
LTA Accredited & fully licensed, CCA Coach (Level 4).
Trained in First Aid:
Over 15 years.
Running team training, junior coaching programmes, and Rusty Racket sessions at Leyland Tennis Club. Also runs After School Clubs at local schools.
David was born and educated in Hertfordshire, before emigrating to the USA where he played team tennis and completed his graduation.
On his return to the UK, David settled in Bolton with his wife and 5 children (yes, that’s right, five children! Further proof that tennis is a healthy activity!!) Of his four sons and one daughter, the eldest has moved back to Hertfordshire, the second eldest immigrated to Australia three years ago, and David is currently trying to offload the three youngest!
David was the coach at Hatfield Tennis Club, Hertfordshire in the late 70’s and early 80’s, then ran and owned a non-tennis-related business until 2003, before re-qualifying as an LTA accredited coach. David regularly attends courses with the LTA to keep up to date with the very latest coaching methods.
During his time as a tennis coach, David has enjoyed working with a wide variety of players, from complete beginners, through to county and internationally ranked players. As head of the coaching programme at Leyland Tennis Club, David welcomes enquiries and encourages new players to visit us and enjoy a FREE taster session.
Enjoy your tennis wherever you play it. It’s a game for life.