Anthony Lahiffe – Head Coach

Anthony Lahiffe is Headstone Tennis Club’s Head Coach and has a long affiliation with the club.

Anthony’s Personal Profile

Joining Headstone Tennis Club as a Junior and growing up with the Club having a successful tennis career winning many titles, Anthony turned his hand into coaching. A fully qualified Coach, Anthony has led the Coaching team for many years. Anthony is credited to creating Headstone’s hugely successful Junior Programme and bringing many Junior through the ranks of the Club. Anthony also has established Headstone’s Adult Tennis programme and supported many in developing their tennis game.

Anthony is a coach who can work with someone who is picking up a racket for the first time to a more advanced player looking to step up to the next level.

A hugely patient Coach with an eye for detail, you will come away from a coaching session having had great fun whilst learning a great deal and having developed your tennis game.

Why not speak to me about how best you can you can take your tennis game forward!

Anthony’s Top Tips

  • Footwork, footwork, footwork…keep moving those feet!
  • Work hard and keep on working your game…you can always improve!

Gauri Gautam – Coach

Gauri is the newest member of the Headstone Tennis Club coaching team and has completed her LTA Level 2 coaching qualification.

Gauri’s Personal Profile

As a junior Gauri competed at National Level and was ranked as one of the top players in the Under 12 age group. She competed on the British Tour along with international events and has gained valuable experiences working with top coaches and academics within the UK.

Gauri is keen to help and work with all ages and abilities and is passionate about coaching tennis and passing on her knowledge on the game.

Julia Ginger – Coach

Julia has played tennis for over 40 years and been a qualified coach for 12 years and has focussed her coaching on Juniors and plays an integral part of the Junior Coaching Programme.

Julia is a PTR Associate Instructor and qualified in 2006.   Julia has coached a wide variety of players, both Adult and Junior at varying standards.

Julia’s Personal Profile

“I joined in 1971 and since then Headstone Tennis Club has become a special part of my life. Over the years I have competed for the club, being part of the ladies team that reached the dizzy heights of the Middlesex Premier Division.

I have won many titles at Headstone Tennis Club and in 1976 I won the biggest title of them all becoming Mrs Ginger, having met my husband Malcolm at Headstone Tennis Club!

As a real family club, our children have both played for the club and hopefully our grandchildren will continue the tradition for many years to come.

Aside from my job as a Secretary, I continue to support the Junior Coaching, and really enjoy spending time on the court with all ages and abilities.

To anyone thinking about trying tennis I would say ‘Why not!’ Its great fun, great exercise plus the chance to make new friends as a member of Headstone Tennis Club. “

Julia’s Top Tips

  • Keep a positive mind-set; not just for tennis but everything in life! Keep a ‘can do’ attitude and anything is possible! No ‘I can’ts’ just ‘I can’t yet but I’ll keep on trying’. Have fun in trying and just aim to be the best you can!
  • Keep those feet moving. Tennis is in your feet!