Old College Coaching Team

Coaching has become a major part of the success of this Club in recent years, and we have an expert team of Coaches and Leaders available to meet the needs of our members.

They have been fundamental in instigating a change in attitude towards children and beginners at the Club and have worked hard to create an excellent all year round programme catering for players from 3 years old through to County level juniors and full adult club team standards.

Old College’s achievements in this area are recognised by the LTA Tennis Clubmark accreditation, acknowledging that our individual, group and team coaching opportunities, as well as our health and safety and child protection policies meet LTA standards.  All our coaches are CRB checked.

Chris Barker – Head Coach

chrisQualifications: LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach, PTR level 2 and NVQ Level 2 in Coaching and Teaching Tennis, First Aid appointed person.
Experience: Coaching at Old College since 2012.

  • INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: available from £32 an hour + lights and any non member fees required
  • JOINT LESSONS: from £34 an hour + lights and any non membership fees required.

Availability: Monday to Saturday.

Contact details:
Phone: 07900–665115
Email: chris@barkerstennis.com

Hamid Irshad – Coach

hamid

Qualifications:  LTA Licensed DCA level 3 Coach, Advanced Mini Tennis, First aid appointed person.
Experience:  Coaching at Old College since 2004 and Dulwich College since 2010.

  • INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: available from £30 an hour + lights and any non member fees required
  • JOINT LESSONS: from £34 an hour + lights and any non membership fees required.

Availability:  Monday-Saturday

Contact details:
Phone: 07872–187926
Email: hamid.irshad@ntlworld.com

Matthew Cowie – Coach

Anon

Qualifications: LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach, First aid appointed person, racket stringer.
Experience: Coach at North Dulwich LTC, Catford Wanderers Tennis
Club and Little Aces Academy. Coaching at Old College since 2014.

  • INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: available from £28 an hour + lights and any non-member fees required
  • JOINT LESSONS: from £32 an hour + lights and any non-membership fees required.

Availability: Saturday to Thursday (i.e. Fridays off).

Contact details:
Phone: 07838251866
Email: matthewcowie@live.co.uk

Simon Tricker – Coach

simonQualifications:  PTR Qualified Coach
Experience:  Coaching Old College since 2006, OC Ladies Team Coach.

  • INDIVIDUAL LESSONS: available from £27 an hour + lights and any non member fees required
  • JOINT LESSONS: from £32 an hour + lights and any non membership fees required.

Availability: Monday & Friday Evenings & Sunday afternoon

Contact details:
Phone: 07905-768891