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Tennis Coaching

Batley Sports & Tennis Centre has four indoor courts and four floodlit outdoor courts. The playing surface on all courts is acrylic, giving you a top quality surface to play on. We have a junior and adult programme running at the centre.

We have eight experienced fully qualified coaches working in all areas including Junior Tennis Coaching, Adult Tennis Coaching and Performance Tennis. We also have three qualified assistant coaches helping out on the programme.

As well as the programmes here we also offer private tuition to people who wish to take their tennis to the next level with the help of one of our coaches on a one to one basis. We also have fully qualified personal trainers to look at the fitness and nutrional side of the game and a fully qualified physio and sports therapist to take care of injury and rehabilitation.

Batley tennis centre has a tennis club where we have men’s A, B and C  team and a ladies A, B and C team which you would have to become a member to join. The membership includes been able to play in the team and also free outdoor courts at any time all year weather dependant. The cost of this is £60 for the year.

Any further questions speak to one of the coaches at the centre or alternatively ring the tennis info line on 01924 565059 or contact us by email at

Tennis Team:

Ben Riby - CCA Performance Tennis Coach: Ben has been working at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre for 10 years as part of the tennis team. When he was younger he played international tennis against players such as Andy Roddick (former World  No.1 and Jonny Murray (2013 Men's Doubles Wimbledon Champion).

Alex Thornton - DCA Qualified Tennis Coach: Alex has been working at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre for 12 years as part of the tennis team. He was a line judge at Wimbledon in 2005 and got to be on the same court as Andy Murray and Serena Williams.

Laurence Kelly - LTA Registered Coach Level 5: Laurence was a national junior player and played full time for 5 years before turning his hand to coaching. He has coached the winner of the 1994 Wimbledon Junior's Doubles as well as captaining the GB under 14's boy's team which won the 2001 European Team Championships, that team included Andy Murray!

Calvin Betton - CCA  Performance Tennis Coach: Calvin has competed at Yorkshhire and National League 1st division standard. He has worked with ATP ranked player such as Dave Sherwood, Ross Connolly and Kyle Brassington.

Simon Barraclough - DCA Qualified Tennis Coach: Simon was a late starter to tennis and only picked it up at age 27 but was able to play at a high standard and qualified and played on the British Tour. He is also the captain of the Batley Men's 1st team in the Huddersfield and District League. His twin son's play on the Batley tennis programme and compete in competitions all around the county.

Chris White - DCA Qualified Tennis Coach: Chris plays to a good standard competing for both Cleckheaton and Pudsey in the local tennis leagues. Chris's son and daughter have both played on the Batley tennis programme as well as competing. This inspired Chris to take up coaching and he is now a fully qualified Level 3 coach.

Nick Dodson - Physiotherapist: Nick qualified as a physiotherapist from Keele university in 2007 and began working for a private outpatient clinic in West Yorkshire. In 2008, Nick was appointed as the Academy Physio at Premier League club Hull City, where he was responsible for the health and fitness of over 150 footballers aged between 9 and 18 years old.