Meet the Tennis Coaches

Matt McTurk

Matt Mcturk

 Head Coach

Level 5 LTA coach, USPTR Professional, RPT National professional

Tel: 07725339257

  • Coaching Fees
  • 1hr £35
  • 45 mins £25
  • 30 mins £20

All of the above prices include court hire and a £2.50 guest fee is payable for non members
24hr Cancellation Notice Required or a full charge will be payable.

Matt started playing tennis at age 11 and fell in love with the game from there. Matt came to tennis quite late at age 11 and played at county junior level, and then received his first cap for 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 is also the 2005 and 2006 Yorkshire Men’s doubles champion.

Matt is a Level 5 LTA coach and regularly attends coach education seminars and workshops to improve his coaching knowledge and has spoken at the RPT national tennis coaches conference and the BTCA National tennis coaches conference. Matt currently coaches some of the best juniors in Yorkshire and has two players he has coached from the age of five who he has taken to international level both of whom have represented Great Britain at U-14 age groups.

Matt is also the owner and founder of the award winning Tennis Tots programme which is a nationally recognised preschool tennis play and coaching programme which has recently won the approval of Ex Dragon’s Den member Theo Paphitis. Matt is extremely passionate about developing tennis in the local community and very excited about the future of tennis in Harrogate. Matt lives in Harrogate and is married and has two children, Sofia and Lucas.

Chris Dight

Club Coach

LTA Level 5

Tel: 07958517251

Coaching fees

  • Coaching Fees
  • 1hr £30
  • 45 mins £25
  • 30 mins £20

All of the above prices include court hire and a £2.50 guest fee is payable for non members
24hr Cancellation Notice Required or a full charge will be payable.

Chris is 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.