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Blase

Walton

head coach

Blase is a 38 year old Level 3 Professional Tennis Coach with 15 years experience of coaching all ages and abilities.  Blase is local to Essex and started playing tennis at the young age of 9 at Leigh Tennis Club coached by his dad - Blase Walton Snr.


At age 13 he moved to Westcliff Lawn Tennis Club and was good enough to represent the club in the men's team in a very competitive Essex division 1 league and remains its youngest ever player.  There, he also started his coaching career, inspiring younger children by assisting senior coaches with the weekend group training sessions.  After qualifying as a coach he worked at Westcliff Lawn for 10 years and helped develop their tennis program.


Additionally, as a coach he has worked at well established tennis clubs and academies such as Garrons Tennis Academy and David Lloyds Southend, where he built successful tennis programs that has produced several high performance and elite players.


Fatherhood, his love for teaching and inspiring children led to a change of career as a PE Teacher and Middle Management Behaviour lead at PLT Sutton House. But his passion for tennis and his love for his local community never waned.  


With the COVID 19 pandemic, he thought of a way to help and give back to his community.  He assembled a team of excellent coaches, and partnered with Invicta Tennis Club to provide a place where members of the club and local community could meet in a safe, friendly, family oriented and healthy environment - and Blase Walton Tennis was born.


He is a father to 3 beautiful children. You will often find him in the park running around with them. He also loves swimming, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and cycling.



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Coaches

We are a team of dedicated coaches who are passionate about tennis in the community. We give our very best to our players and expect their best in return. 

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Coach

Gary DONOGHUE


 

Gary has been playing tennis for over 40 years and has played in the local Leigh and Westcliff leagues.


10 years ago, he took an interest in coaching too. He has coached children as young as 4 and the oldest adult he has coached is in their 90s!


He is very popular with those he coaches, many of whom now play in the local leagues. His view is that very few of us will ever be as good as Andy Murray or Serena Williams but there is no reason why people cannot improve their skills, but most importantly you must play with a smile on your face and enjoy playing tennis.


Jayden Moody

Hitter

Jayden MOODY


Jayden is 20 years old, with an LTA tennis rating of 7.2.  

Jayden started his tennis as a ward of our head coach at Garrons Tennis Academy.  


He is a graduate of Sport and Active Leisure from South Essex College. Jayden is very keen to increase how often he competes in national tournaments and matchplays. Therefore, he volunteers as an understudy coach on Saturdays at Invicta Tennis Club where is is also an official hitter.  


He is available 9am - 3pm Mondays to Fridays at £10 an hour.


Coaching Sessions

Our coaching staff provide joint coaching sessions for the entire family on Saturdays and Wednesdays.  During the week, they are available for one on one sessions for the individuals that request it.  Please get in touch - Contact Us 

KIDs

Age Group: 3 - 8 year olds

Tennis Category: Mini Red

Time: 

09:00AM - 09:45AM


Age Group: 8 - 10 year olds

Tennis Category: Mini Orange

Time: 

09:45AM - 10:30AM


Age Group: 10 - 16 year olds

Tennis Category: Mini Green

Time: 

10:30AM - 11:15AM


Members: £3.00

Non-Members: £5.00

SOCIAL Tennis (CLUB Members ONLY)

Saturday Mornings : 12:30PM - 14:30PM

Wednesday Evenings - 19:00PM - 21:30PM

Juniors / ADULTS

We also have beginner and advanced player sessions on dedicated courts on Saturday mornings. 


Tennis Category: Beginner

Times: 

09:00AM - 09:45AM

09:45AM - 10:30AM

10:30AM - 11:15AM 


Members: £3.00

Non-Members: £5.00



Tennis Category: Advanced

Time: 

11:15AM - 12:15PM


Members: £3.00

Non-Members: £5.00

One on one coaching

Our coaches are available all week for one on one sessions.  Please contact the head coach - Blase directly on +44 7896195595 or use the Contact Us form. 

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