Coaching Team

Head Coach, Russell Dykes

Head Coach – Russell Dykes

The RPLTC coaching team is led by Russell Dykes, a fully accredited LTA senior club coach with over 20 years coaching experience. A well respected coach in the county, Russell has worked successfully, internationally and at home, with all levels of play and specialises in coaching juniors and seniors to a fun, lively manner to ensure a life long love of the game.

Russell is a accredited level 4 Senior Club Coach.

Contact Russell on 07870 271247 or by email –

Coach – Kate Young

Kate Young

Kate has a strong passion for Tennis, Health and Fitness. She has been fortunate to have benefited from the best of both British and Spanish methods of Tennis Coaching and has over 15 years’ experience of teaching within Tennis Clubs and Schools. Kate has represented various clubs around London and Surrey and won a number of events in both singles and doubles including the Surrey Ladies doubles (Grade A) knockout. Kate is a accredited LTA Level 3 Club Coach and also holds a REPS Level 3 Personal Fitness Training Qualification.

Kate is a LTA accredited level 3 Club Coach.

Contact Kate on 07980 291587 or by email –

Coach – George Ellis

George Ellis

George Ellis has a passion for playing tennis and has competed on the British Tour as well achieving a world ranking of 26 in the abbreviated version of the sport – Touch Tennis.

George is calm and technical and enjoys a good rapport with his students to ensure they get the most out of their sessions

George is a accredited LTA level 3 Club Coach.

Contact George on 07775 369534 or by email –

Russell, Kate and George are assisted by a team of LTA qualified assistants and tennis leaders and continually undertake LTA courses in the latest training methods.

All RPLTC’s coaching team are LTA accredited and DBS checked.