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Our Coaches

Lee Duncan - Head Coach

Qualifications:
- RPT Licensed  - Level 3 Coach
- LTA Accredited+ Coach  
- BSc (Hons) in Sports Science
- DBS Checked
- Fully Insured
- Cardio Tennis
- First Aid trained
- Safeguarding and Child Protection in Tennis

Lee is an LTA Accredited+ coach with 14 years coaching experience.  He gained the standard of National Professional in completing his RPT coaching qualification.  Lee has been playing at Cranston Park for 16 years, and has been coaching at the club for over 10 years. During this time Lee has won the men’s singles title on 5 occasions as well as a vast tally of doubles titles.  Lee has held the role of Havering Schools Community tennis coach and currently delivers tennis courses of high quality across a number of local schools. He also runs many successful extra-curricular clubs both before and after-school. Within this role Lee organises the Havering Schools Year 3&4 and 5&6 Mini Tennis competitions, where many Primary schools throughout Havering compete to become Havering Champions. Lee is the Coopers’ Company & Coborn Tennis coach, and delivers lunch-time sessions to Years 7-10 throughout the summer at Coopers’. Lee also has experience of working on Talent ID and County Fun Days with the ECLTA.

Lee has been the clubs Men’s 1st team captain for 8 years, and in 2018/19 they were crowned Essex Doubles Winter League Division 1 champions!

Lee also boasts a degree, achieving BSc (Honours) in Sport Science at the University of Brighton.  Here, he captained the University tennis team, leading them into the BUCS South East Division 1.

Lee has experience coaching all ages and standards of player, and caters for that within the coaching programme. He has a passion for tennis, and loves to see how players grow and develop. He ensures all sessions have a good balance between being fun and informative. He is a keen performance coach too, has trained many players up to county standard, and enjoys travelling to tournaments to watch his players compete.

Coaching Rate: Individual lessons - £25 per hour

Contact number: +44 (0)7952 183359

Alfie Sears

Level 2 Coach

Qualifications:
- LTA Level 2 Coach
- Fully Insured
- BA in Primary Teaching with QTS
- DBS Checked
- First Aid Trained
- Safeguarding and Protection in Tennis

Alfie is a registered LTA coach with 3 years coaching experience. Alfie had been at Cranston Park LTC as a junior before returning for a coaching role. In addition to coaching squads, Alfie also coaches juniors and adults individually, catering for all standards of player ranging from beginners to established players. Alfie has also delivered tennis courses of high quality across a number of local schools within the borough.

Coaching Rate: Individual lessons - £18 per hour

Contact number: +44 (0)7983 519316

Darren Adams

Level 2 Coach

Qualifications:
- LTA Level 3 Coach
- DBS Checked

Darren is a Level 3 coach with over 10 years coaching experience, with most of this coming from working at Redbridge Sports & Leisure centre. He has coached all ages and abilities, ranging from beginners to high performance. He has coached alongside David Felgate, working with promising juniors who have gone on to play at junior Wimbledon. Darren started playing tennis after he was selected at his school to be part of the Cliff Richard Performance Tennis scheme. He also boasts an impressive playing career, winning National team tennis titles when he was U18, winning the U18 County Cup for Essex and playing on the British Tour. He has captained the Redbridge South-West Essex Men’s first team.

Darren has joined the coaching team to deliver Mini and Junior Tennis sessions, and is also available for private lessons.

Coaching Rate: Individual lessons - £22 per hour

Contact number: +44 (0)7989 655729