Meet the Team

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All of our coaches are LTA Accredited, meaning they have an in date DBS, as well as valid first aid and safeguarding certificates. The prices below are for individual lessons - a great way to speed up improvement. Contact the coaches directly to arrange individual lessons.

ABOUT

The man, the myth, the legend. Phil is widely renowned for being one of the best, most successful tennis coaches around. His career spans more years than he would like to share and has taken him all around the world, running hugely successful events at the biggest tennis competitions on the planet. Phil inspires more children per week than any other coach in the country during his tennis roadshows, where he will regularly see 3000 children in a week.

 

Phil can be contacted on pltenniscoaching@gmail.com

Phil 

Leighton

Co- Founder/Head Coach
 Level 5 Senior Performance Coach
ABOUT

Cool, calm and collected, our Pete has wisdom beyond his years, a patient disposition and a great sense of humour.

 

Despite his tender years, Pete’s tennis career has already seen him take on many roles within the game, from coaching Cheshire junior squads through to organising LTA tournaments in the region and beyond, Pete has the knowledge required to inspire youngsters and a proven track record of helping players of all abilities achieve their goals. 

 

Unflappable and positive, Pete still plays competitively to a very high standard, picking up trophies to this very day.

Pete can be contacted on pltenniscoaching@gmail.com for all things tennis.

Pete

Leatherbarrow

Co-Founder/Head Coach
Level 4 Senior Club Coach
£30 per hour
ABOUT

Scott is our lovable super coach - a curly haired ball of positivity and enthusiasm who can often be heard from 4 courts down giving his players the belief they can conquer anything!

Scott has a special affinity with the club. Having first picked up a tennis racket as a boy at Hoole LTC, he went on to play at a high level as a junior and when injuries and family commitments allow, still continues to do so.

 

When not on court at Hoole LTC, Scott can be found coaching the Cheshire county junior squads, helping to craft the next generation of performance players.

Scott is currently working towards his Level 4 Senior Club Coaching qualification and is also our stringer.

Contact him for lessons/stringing @scottjamesmccormick@gmail.com

Scott

McCormick

Club Coach
Level 3
£25 per hour
ABOUT

Having achieved an Sport Science (Hons) and a masters degree in Sport Psychology from Edinburgh University AJ went into grassroots tennis coaching and PE curriculum provision in many Chester schools.

 

AJ is a LTA Accredited Level 3 Coach and has 16 years coaching experience including four summers in the USA. He used to be an absolute world beater until he was 12 but he’s still fairly decent. Top bloke.  

 

Favourite shot is the volley – he hasn’t missed one in years (source not known)

Contact AJ on 07783489843
 

AJ Huddart

Club Coach
Level 3
£30 per hour
ABOUT

As you can tell from his hair, Callum doesn't struggle for confidence. His excitement for all things tennis is infectious, and if you can understand his broad Geordie accent you'll be able to hear just how encouraging he is. Callum is currently studying for a masters so is hoping his tennis coaching career will one day pay for him to get a proper haircut!

Contact Callum on 07931319455.

Callum

Atkinson

Assistant Coach
Level 2
ABOUT

Patrick joined the club at the age of 7. Since then he has played an active role in the club volunteering at junior club night, competing in leagues, assisting at our tournaments and coaching. In more recent years, Patrick has become a Level 2 Tennis Coaching Assistant himself, which has led him to assist under our other fantastic tennis coaches at Hoole LTC. Due to a delay in receiving much needed surgery, Patrick has been forced off court for three years. During his recovery, Patrick has qualified as a fitness instructor, allowing both himself and the club to branch out into a targeted, sports specific, strength and conditioning approach.

Patrick Tait

Assistant Coach
Level 2