Cherrytree Farm

Hayes Lane



West Sussex

RH13 0SQ

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Peter Gawn       (07710 677270)


A Registered Coaching Professional with 40 years impeccable coaching experience.


As a player, played Junior Wimbledon and County level at singles and  doubles.

Sussex U 18 triple finalist

Two years professional training at Sutton Hard Courts Club, Surrey

Assistant Professional at David Jones Lawn Tennis School, Sheen, Surrey

Exhibition Match Player with International Davis Cup Players for Dewpool School  of Tennis, Chelsea, London

Resident Coach at Queens Club, Kensington, London

Head Coach at Palace Hotel, Torquay, Devon

Head Coach at Preston Lawn Tennis Club, Brighton, Sussex

Head Coach and co owner at Hove Indoor Tennis Centre, Brighton, Sussex

Head Coach at Wickwoods Country Club, Henfield, Sussex

Head Coach at Cottesmore Golf & Country Club, Pease Pottage, Sussex

Tennis Coaching Series for Westward TV whilst at Palace Hotel Torquay

Coached County Boys U18 Squad at Crawley LTC & Hove Indoor Tennis Centre

Coached County Girls U18 Squad at Hove Indoor Tennis Centre

Supervised Tennis Holidays to Spain & Portugal for over 12 years

Coached at Schools including: Dulwich College, Epsom College                      

St Christopher(Hove), Roedean(Brighton), Windlesham(Findon)

Coached U 21 National Boys Singles Champion

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*** FREE COACHING !!! ***


If you haven’t played for a while or have never played, we offer generous free coaching sessions for new potential joiners before needing to make a decision to commit.


Why not come and have a look!


Call Mark on 01403 790763 or email  

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Dave Almond

Call Dave direct on 07585 507589


Towards the end of summer 2016, we announced the appointment of Dave Almond to our coaching team, with the primary focus of building a comprehensive Junior Coaching Programme at Slinfold Tennis Club.

The Junior Programme now caters for all ages from tots (3-5 years) right through to teens, including regular Saturday coaching sessions and weekly after-school coaching. Dave also runs junior camps during the school holidays and various tournaments throughout the year.

In addition to this he offers 1-2-1 coaching, and is also getting the adults fit whilst having fun at his new cardio sessions, which require no tennis experience. Rusty rackets sessions, popular with those new to tennis or returning to it after a break, are already up and running.


Before coming to us, Dave worked at the David Lloyd Tennis Centre in Worthing as an accomplished professional hitting partner and coach, before spending five years as Club Coach of Billingshurst Tennis Club. Dave is an LTA licensed* Professional Tennis Coach with a lifetime's passion for tennis.  He is firm but fun and will get the very best out of you and your children.  He stands no nonsense with the kids but for some reason they still love him.  Also, be warned, if you are not careful he will bore you with all his wildlife adventures in Africa. Dave looks forward to getting to know you all and welcoming you to his sessions.

For more information, please refer to the Club's notice board, STC website, our new club Facebook page or contact Dave directly on 07585 507589.


*LTA License includes a current emergency first aid certificate, DBS check and full insurance.

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Slinfold Tennis Club and its membership are very fortunate to have the services of two highly professional and experiences coaches:

Peter Gawn and Dave Almond