Tennis Coaching

The Limpsfield Club is headed up by Head Pro Andy Burgoyne and director of Junior Development Sally Taylor. This is a vibrant area of the club with lessons available for all ages and standards both on weekdays and weekends. The mantra of the programme is tennis for life, helping all students fulfill their potential and love the game. As a Clubmark Club all of our coaches are LTA Qualified and licensed with current CRB.

 

Please call Andy Burgoyne on 07974 449740 or email andyburgoyne@hotmail.com if you want to book an individual tennis coaching session, or get a few friends together to organise some group tennis coaching.

Coaching payments

Individual coaching sessions are to be paid directly to the coach. All group or junior squad coaching is paid to The Limpsfield Club. Non-members can have coaching at the Club, but they will have to pay a visitors fee, in addition to the coaching fee, on each occasion, and are subject to our Visitor Policy; after 5 visits we would expect them to become a member of the Club.

 

Ball Machine

The club has a ball machine which is available to hire FREE for use on Court 16.
Please contact the Club Office if you wish to hire this.

 

 

Andy Burgoyne - Head Pro

Andy Burgoyne As a fully qualified and licensed LTA coach and USPTR Elite Pro, Andy has been coaching for 18 years and as a head pro for 14 years and has coached junior players to over 50 County titles and up to junior grand slam level.

He has also coached open age group players from their first ATP/WTA points up to Grand Slam main draw and has many Tennis achievements to his name across Kent and Surrey.

  • Kent 'Coach of the Year' 2006
  • Current Kent Men's team Captain
  • Current Kent Under 18 team Captain
  • Former Kent Closed Doubles Champion Highest rating of -30 (1.1 equivalent)
  • Played over 100 top level County matches for Kent
  • Member of Kent's County Week Winning Team 2002/2004/2007
  • Former Surrey Closed Doubles Champion

Also

  • Current National Grass Court Doubles Champion over 35
  • Member of G.B. over 35 team 2009 and 2010
  • Former top 5 G.B. Junior
  • Member of G.B. Under 16 team

Telephone Andy at: 07974 449740 or email andyburgoyne@hotmail.com

 

Sally Taylor - Director of Junior and Ladies Development

Sally Taylor and her family have been members at LLTC for a while now and over the last year Sally has started coaching at the club. She is involved in junior coaching and has a particular interest in ladies coaching. She is an experienced, licensed coach whose dedication to tennis can capture both young and mature players of all skills. She wants to promote an ethos of fun and enjoyment of the sport at all levels encouraging individuals to achieve their goals.
Over the years she has :

  • Coached individual children from beginners to National Standard.
  • Coached various adult skill levels from novice ladies to County Training.
  • Implemented the Junior Development Programme
  • Organised and managed summer camps
  • Implemented men and ladies leagues

Sally has always had a passion for tennis. As a junior she played for Great Britain as number 2 . She represented Great Britain in all ages and played in the Maureen Connolly Cup between Great Britain and the USA where she met Fred Perry.


In Great Britain ladies she was ranked five in Great Britain and a world ranking was 144.

Later she played at Wimbledon in the main draw singles 1983 to 1986 and she travelled the world as a professional tennis player and competed in the U.S. and French open.

After Sally stopped as a professional Tennis player she taught tennis for 10 years at Sevenoaks school where she instructed Adults, Children and scholarship tennis players. Sevenoaks School went on to be national champions in the time that she was there.

Both Sally's children now Play Tennis and are competing in completions on a regular basis and she is hoping that they will emulate her Tennis career.

Telephone Sally at: 07804 860810 or email or sallytaylor011@talktalk.net

 

Griff Wilter - Tennis Coach

Griff is an LTA registered CCA coach with over 25 years experience and believes no matter what level you play, tennis can provide fantastic exercise and fun for all ages.

With extensive league and tournament experience he achieved Club and local honours including 3 times Reigate Closed and Crowborough Open doubles champion. Also Limpsfield Closed singles finalist (86) and knocked out no.1 seed (85 & 86).

Other highlights are ATP satellite qualifiers and matches against GB top 20 or World ranked players including ex GB no.1 Andrew Castle (86).

Coaching highlights include past pupils representing their county and the Boys 2007 U16 national runner-up.

Griff is also the originator of PirateTennis(TM), a range of fun-themed games & coaching for beginner kids, AARGH!

Telephone Griff at: 07718 054056

 

 

Phil Gridley - Tennis Coach

  • BTEC 1st Diploma in Sport (Exercise & Fitness),
  • BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence)
  • LTA Level 3

 

I started playing tennis at the age 8 and trained at the Sutton Junior Tennis Academy before joining the Kingston College Tennis Academy.
Whilst at Kingston I competed in numerous inter college matches including playing in Florida and reaching the National Student Finals in Bolton and represented Kingston in the London youth games. Recently I have been competing in men's doubles in the Division 1 Kent league.
I have been coaching since 2009 and I am experienced in running both group and squad coaching sessions in addition to providing individual lessons, delivering these from red level through to adults.


Telephone Phil at: 07818 506962 or email philgridley92@gmail.com

 

 

Glyn Limpenny - Tennis Coach

I was a pretty late starter to the game, playing in my late 20's. My passion was instant so I worked hard and moved through the ranks until I played Kent Division 1 for a number of years with good success, winning the League 4 times.
I played National Club League for Sydenham, we reached the regional finals two years in a row, winning one and coming a close second the other.

My aim is to help others achieve their goals but above all make sure it's fun.

As a LTA level 3 licenced coach, I've been coaching now for a number of years at different clubs. Setting up community programmes, including juniors and adults. It's really rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable to see complete beginners coming through the ranks. Building confidence and self - belief in youngsters is priceless.

My work has taken me into primary schools and I have also coached wheel chair tennis, these players really bring a new meaning to dedication and hard work! I also had the pleasure in coaching a player who has a 'Ticket to Tokyo'.

I have delivered a number of LTA designed courses including Cardio Tennis, Tennis Express, Advantage tennis and Tennis Tuesday, so plenty of experience with all kinds of tennis playing ability.


Telephone Glyn at: 07973 169329 or email glimpenny@yahoo.co.uk