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:

Harry WardHarry has been playing tennis from the age of 5 and when he was 8 years old he started playing at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre where he began to play in junior squads and invitational sessions.

He quickly improved and started playing in competitions across Yorkshire. Harry achieved a county ranking inside the top 10 in Yorkshire and inside the top 200 in the national rankings in the 16 and 18 and under age groups

Harry works with all standards of players from Mini Red all the way up to adult teams players.