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Matty Thomas - Tennis Coach

NSW
Australia

Matty Thomas

Born in the UK and managed or trained people at some of the worlds best tennis venues/resorts including Wentworth Club UK, La Manga Club Spain, Sani Beach and Costa Navarino Greece.

With job partnerships or opportunities I either do 1 month role, 3-6 months or I can help manage, run the venue more long term say 1-3 years as I have coaches that I have trained who can rotate to work at the venue. So the programme and offering stays the same to provide continuity but just with a different coach which can help sometimes with visas.

Qualifications
  • LTA level 3 performance award
  • Head of coach education Australian Padel Federation

Coaching times & fees
  • Please contact Matty direct via email or Whatsapp.
  • He can be contacted via Whatsapp on +61449992338
  • Or you can contact him using email on trainwithmatty@gmail.com

 

 

As a tennis player I was ranked nationally and competed internationally as well as coaching players on the tour who are also still competing today. I moved to Australia in 2015 to launch padel tennis and currently consult and have supported Padel Sydney, Padel Gold Coast and Padel Melbourne.

I was ranked number 1 in padel in Australia for 7 years and 46 in the FIP world rankings. I also consult for Tennis Australia, operated the padel court in 2022 at the Australian Open. I run 2 tennis venues in Australia (Bondi and Byron) where I have one of the largest tennis social programmes in New South Wales.

With the venues I run I have a team of 7 coaches whom I have mentored who run the day to day operations of each venue. This allows me to develop new partnerships overseas and develop tennis/padel venues and offerings. I currently go to Bali twice per year to train their venue, team and run clinics. With venues I like to develop their quality of products and offerings to clients and then secondly raise their awareness online. I have an online following of around 10,000 people and database in Australia and Europe of around 20,000 players. So with each venue I work I like to develop their profile and provide opportunities for my clients to visit the venue. I do this will Bali which works really well.

Experience

2020 – Present: Founder of Train with Matty

  • Set up tennis programme in Bondi to focus on athletic development, personal development and coach development.

2019 – 2020: Centennial Parklands Director of Tennis

  • Recruited for 9 month consultancy role to implement a tennis programme, structure and coaching team for 15 court venue

2015 – 2019: Padel Sydney Club Manager and Head Coach

  • As the only padel venue in 2015 I teach people the sport and manage the club. The aim is to grow the sport in Australia.

2014-2018: Lead coach at Sani Beach and Costa Navarino resorts in Greece for clients and holiday makers from the UK

2013: Wentworth Tennis and Club Manager

  • Manage the tennis and all activities at the Wentworth Club
  • Activities include swimming, football, cricket, netball, dance, creche, studio and the gym.

2012-2015: Worked for IMG running the Statoil Masters Tennis Pro-ams

  • Ran the on court clinics at the Albert Hall and Harbour Club
  • Worked and hit with Leconte, Moya, Philippoussis, Ivanisevic,   Mcenroe, Wilander, Forget and Santoto

2009-Present: Day Sports commentator for BBC WM and BBC C&W

  • Provide commentary on tennis events around the UK including Wimbledon and the Aegon Classic.
  • Also worked at other events such as the Football Championship, Guiness Premiership and Ice Hockey.

2008-2014: Head Coach University of Warwick Tennis Centre

Head coach at the Tennis Centre which is a LTA Performance Centre:

  • managing 10 other full time coaches;
  • run the mens and ladies university 1st teams
  • manage the performance network of 8 clubs (30 coaches) that link into Warwick
  • running programmes for 500 players who access centre each week; and
  • coordinating the performance programme for targeted juniors.

2007-2013: LTA Talent Identification and National Camp Coach

  • Work and assess on county, regional and national camps and identification days for players aged 10 and under. Run the under 10 Regional Camps

2006-2011: Worked and traveled with Melinda Czink ranked 37 on the WTA

  • Provided video and match analysis for Melinda as well as acting as a hitting coach over the 4 years and spent training blocks with her in Los Angeles and Bali.

2006-2008: Head Coach Leicester Forest East Tennis Club

  • Head Coach at Satellite Accredited club to 350 members, six courts and managed 3 other full time coach.

2003-2006: La Manga Club Tennis Professional

  • Tennis coaching for a variety of players at all ages. Work includes holiday periods such as Easter (2 Weeks), Summer (7 Weeks), October Half Term (1 Week) and New Year (1 Week)..

Testimonial

We left the session with Matty armed with ample new skills which will help me next time. His coaching method and enthusiasm for the game as well as the environment he creates made the sessionincredibly rewarding and fun.

Fox Sports

Testimonial

My new favourite sport is Padel and loved getting on the courts in Melbourne. Can’t wait to get back next year to see how much it’s grown in Oz”

Michael Vaughan (OBE), Former England Cricket Captain

Testimonial

To have a bespoke training programme centered around your needs gives you the best possible chance to achieve your goals which is what Matty’s programme does

Jamie Murray, 7 times grand slam tennis champion and world number 1 doubles player