Phil Vivian

Head Club Coach

We welcome Phil as Head Coach at the club, he is a member of the MDL coaching team.  Please direct all coaching enquiries to Phil and he will be in touch with you.

Phil has over 40 years of experience, teaching at clubs around the UK and was the co-founder of the Holly Park Junior Tennis Club which was the first all junior club in the UK. Phil is a LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach as well as a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Professional Coach.

Phil was also awarded the PTR UK Pro of the Year in 1998 & THE PTR lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. He has been a key-note speaker at Coach Education seminars and the PTR National Symposiums. He has been a PTR Coach Education Tutor and Chief Assessor and was awarded the International Tester of the Year 2013. Phil has trained over 3,000 coaches in the past 25 years.

He combines his coaching role with his successful restringing business and holds the UKRSA Professional Stringer qualification. Please contact him if you require racquet stringing.


07985 673 101

Tony Brown

Club Coach

Tony has been the coach at the club for several years and is a well-liked and respected member of the team.  He has been involved in tennis as a player and coach for over 20 years. He is a fully accredited LTA Level 3 Tennis Coach, working as part of the MDL Coaching team in the Croydon area. As well as running our adult coaching sessions on a Thursday night in the summer, Tony also organises and supervises our junior coaching programme on Saturday mornings.  

"Tennis is my passion and I care deeply about the game and helping others to improve. My coaching philosophy is based on ensuring the players have fun and enjoy my lessons. I deliver lessons for both large and small groups of all ages. I also specialise in one to one coaching for players of all ages and abilities."

Matt Womack

Club Coach of Juniors

Matt  is an LTA Level 2 coach and is close to completing his Level 3 qualification.  He recently completed his 

BSc Hons Degree in Sport Science Coaching & PE.


We are delighted that he is starting his coaching career with us, especially as he joined as a Junior with us in 2014 so he is well known at the club.  We have enjoyed watching his great tennis over the years.


Our head coach Tony soon spotted his potential and encouraged him to assist with the Juniors and has guided his progression to a career in tennis.


Matt is now a regular coach on the Juniors sessions on a Saturday and has started doing individual sessions with Juniors.  The children enjoy his sessions, he is always positive and puts a lot of care and thought into helping them improve their tennis.



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