Coaching Staff

Matt Reid, head coach

Head Coach

Matt Reid – Matt joined Latika as a junior member in 1989 when the club was based at Bull Lane and progressed to become the Under-18 Boys champion in 1998. He started his coaching career by assisting the previous coach in 1997 and is now licensed LTA club coach and LTA senior performance coach. Won Coach of the Year 2016 award from LTA Berkshire.

Matt Reid

Assistant Coach

Trudi Machin – Trudi started at Latika as a volunteer in 2007. She progressed into coaching obtaining LTA level 3 cerftificate in 2012. Now assistant coach at Latika.

Trudi started at Latika as a volunteer in 2007. She progressed into coaching obtaining LTA level 3 cerftificate in 2012. Now assistant coach at Latika.

Coaching Assistants

The club encourages some of its older junior members to help out with the club’s coaching programme.

Coaching Assistants 2014
Coaching Assistants 2014
Assistant Coaches 2012
Coaching Assistants 2012

Fast Track & Performance

Players showing potential are filtered into a squad development programme run by our head coach, Matt Reid. Spaces are limited and by invitation only.

Fast Track Squads are aimed at improving speed and developing skills.

Performance Squads aim to give more individual attention in squads no bigger then four players.

View how the development programme is implemented within the club:

– Club Development Programme Part 1 (click on the thumbnail below)

– Club Development Programme Part 2 (click on the thumbnail below)

Coaching

The club offers coaching every Saturday morning between 9:00 and 14:30.

The children are organised by ability into the following groups:

09:00 – 10:00 Red beginner Tennis balls
10:00 – 11:00 Red Improver Tennis Balls
11:00 – 12:00 Orange/Green Tennis Balls
12:00 – 13:00 Yellow Tennis Balls
13:00 – 14:30 Top Squad Yellow Tennis Balls

The focus of the Saturday coaching is learning through fun.

 

There are three sessions available on Wednesday evenings:

Wednesday Time Player Ability Saturday Equivalent
17:00-18:00 All Reds & All Orange Players
(two separate groups)
Red Group 1 & 2
9:00-11:00
& Orange Group 3
11:00-12:00
18:00-19:30 Mini Tennis Green Players
Yellow ball Players
Green Group Four
11:00-12:00
and Younger Yellow ball
Players 12:00-13:00
Older Yellow ball 12-13
& Top Squad Players 13:00-14:30

Players who demonstrate enthusiasm and ability may be invited to attend additional sessions on weekdays after school, if they wish. These sessions are generally in smaller coaching groups and are designed to further develop and practise technical skills.

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Coaching Costs

One hour sessions cost £5 and one and half hour sessions £6. We have a discount voucher scheme which is exclusively for members. Information will be given at the time of processing your membership.

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Child Protection and First Aid

All coaching staff, assistants and committee members are DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, former CRB) checked and have attended appropriate first aid training.

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