The Lady Bay Coaching Team

The Lady Bay Coaching Team is here to ensure children have a good grounding and an understanding of how to play tennis. We have a strong team of qualified coaches ranging from Level 2 through to Level 4 Senior Performance. Our guarantee to you is that all children will be supported and encouraged to have fun and make progress in the world of tennis. For Adults our aim is to encourage them to learn the game and integrate into social and match nights, making provision for them to become team players.

About the team

Pete Godber:

is the Head Coach (Level 4 Senior Performance Coach) and is well known to current members.

Pete started his tennis career at West Bridgford Royal British Legion Tennis Club many years ago. This is now known as The Lady Bay Tennis Club.

Pete Godber  Head Coach

Pete Godber
Head Coach

Over time Pete has run numerous programmes at Keyworth Tennis Club, Nottingham Tennis Centre, Tennis Midlands, Lady Bay Tennis Club and David Lloyd. He himself has played for the Senior County Cup in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

His work ranges from Mini Tots tennis to Performance at International level. He has worked in development programmes with tots, mini tennis, young children, teenagers, adults and people with disabilities.

Carol James:

Carol has played tennis from being a young child starting at West Bridgford Royal British Legion Tennis Club. The popularity of tennis has grown in Lady Bay over the last 2 years, as a result of close liaison with the Local School and Community. Carol attributes this to the existence of an ASC, schools coaching, activity camps & themed events. The smooth running of the above is the responsibility of Carol who has a wealth of experience working with children of all ages.

 James Cale:

is a Level 4 coach with a wealth of experience.

Mark Shaw:

is a Level 3 Coach. Mark is an experienced coach who has worked on a full time coaching programme for many years, this includes schools coaching and coaching at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Etienne Ellis:

is a Level 2 coach. Etienne plays for the Mens division 1

Harry James:

is a Level 2 coach. At present he is as college doing a BTEC Level 3 in sports & science.

Individual Sessions:

Individual coaching – is available with the coaches, all initial inquiries should go to “coaching@ladybaytennisclub”


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