The Coaches

Matt McTurk – Matt played at county junior level, and then received his first cap for the Yorkshire Senior team in 1991. Later that year Matt travelled to the U.S.A, attending Brunswick Junior College (ranked number 2 college in the Nation) on a tennis Scholarship. In 1994 Matt returned to the UK where he played professionally on the British Tour and futures circuit. Matt also played German League tennis and spent several months in Australia coaching and playing on the futures circuit.

Matt regularly attends coach education seminars and workshops around the country to improve his coaching knowledge.

Matt is currently coaching some of the best juniors in the county, and is also the 2005 and 2006 Yorkshire Men’s doubles champion. Matt believes in developing a strong work ethic with his players and tries to help all players be the best that they can be.

Chris Dight, is an LTA qualified registered professional coach who is also a sports master at  Belmont Grosvenor school. Chris is himself an experienced tennis player and in his younger days has represented Warwickshire, Suffolk and Yorkshire at County level. His coaching and related experience is:

  • County Coach in Suffolk
  • LTA North East Regional Coach
  • A former Coach Education Tutor for the Lawn Tennis Association
  • Accompanying GB representative teams to International Tournaments/training camps in Europe with the Lawn Tennis Association.

Contact : Chris Dight, Mobile: 07958 517251. Email: chrisdight@hotmail.com

Carrie Wagstaff – Carrie started playing tennis at the age of six and first got picked out by a tennis coach visiting her school.

She went on to train and compete to a performance level. She has represented Yorkshire and was part of a winning county cup team. She has won a number of tournaments across Yorkshire, competing at Roehampton The National Tennis Centre and has taken part in British Tour events.

Carrie still competes in certain tournaments and plays for a number of leagues including National League in the Premier Division and Yorkshire league.

Carrie started coaching when she was sixteen progressing through her coaching qualifications, including her level 3 DCA award. Carrie loves working on all aspects of the game from tactical, physical and mental training. Carrie is a qualified referee and has run county level tournaments.

Carrie has been involved in running county training days including talent identification camps for juniors around Yorkshire and loves coaching and working with all age groups from mini reds, beginners to performance level players.

Doug Barker  – TBA