Coaching Staff

For all Coaching information please contact Martin Taylor:

Martin Taylor, Head Coach

LTA Level 5 Coach


As Head Coach, Martin manages all aspect of coaching at the club. He is involved with group coaching of both adults and juniors, and is also available for individual coaching.

Martin started coaching in 1988 and has been Head Coach at Hadley Wood Tennis Club, Kendal Hall Country Club and Gosling Tennis Centre.  He was also Tennis Centre Manager at Gosling for 5 years before becoming Head of Sport at Gosling Sports Park in 2003.

Having left this position to follow new interests Martin wished to get involved at a local tennis club.  Martin has already restructured the Club's Junior programme and works closely with Nancey in order to strengthen the junior section of the Club.  Having been involved in club tennis since the age of 8 Martin is very pleased to be back in a local club environment.

Martin has captained a women's team to the National Club League title, coached numerous National standard juniors and run programmes involving many hundreds of players.  Martin is enjoying being out on court again and is happy coaching any standard of player.

Martin passed his LTA Level 1 Award in 1988, Level 2 Award in 1989 and Level 3 Award in 1991.  Martin has a full LTA Level 5 Coaching License and a Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclose Certificate.

Nancey Taylor

LTA Level 3 Coach


Nancey Taylor (née Brooke) runs the Mini Tennis programme for juniors aged 10 and under, and is also available for individual coaching.

Nancey rejoined St Albans Tennis Club in December 2003, having previously been a member from the age of 5.  As a junior she represented the county and region and went on to play at National level.

Nancey can also restring your racket.

see RESTRINGING for details

Ross Alexander

LTA Level 3 Coach

[images/smross1jpg]Ross joined us in May 2012.  Ross is a particularly strong player.  He will be helping out a lot with the stronger juniors and adults with individual lessons.  He is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Junior club members under Ross's guidance have recently played at Junior Wimbledon, top level regional and nationa events and the LTA's Road to Wimbledon.

Ambrus Pinter

LTA Level 4 Coach

Ambrus joined us in March 2018 and will be coaching on Tuesdays & Saturdays.  Ambrus is an LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach. He has qualified as a teacher of Physical Education as well as Professional Master Coach Level 5 in his native Hungary.

He came to England in 1997 having spent a year and half working and coaching in USA. He has achieved 13 British National school titles with his team as a coach, Acting Director of Queenswood School and later on Head of Tennis. Ambrus has spent 18 years at Queenswood School and became one of the most successful coaches in the British independent school environment.

Ambrus has coached many performance players, and one whom he helped to coach within the Queenswood team made it to the main ladies Wimbledon draw.

Ambrus also coaches at Rugby School in Warwickshire, Potters Bar Tennis Club and Royal Masonic Girls School, Rickmansworth.

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