Racquets Director’s Diary

Coaching Team

I’m pleased to announce Marc Ellis is now coaching at Roehampton Club full time. Marc has been coaching at the club on Sundays for the past year but will now coaching five days a week. He is an LTA Level 4 Performance Coach, SAQ Coach and qualified to run Cardio Tennis sessions. He has over 25 years’ coaching experience enjoying teaching all levels from complete beginners to top county, national and international level. He worked with Aisam Qureshi who became a world top ten junior player and achieved an ATP Ranking of 103 singles and 8 in the World Doubles. He also trained Robbie Koenig ATP 28 in the world at various tour events including the French Open, Queen’s and Wimbledon.

Marc was Devon County Coach and a Surrey Performance Coach. He was recently Head Tennis Professional at the Riverside Health and Fitness Club, Chiswick, managing a team of over fifteen coaches.

As a player, Marc played Satellite Qualification standard, Internationally, was Number One Player National League Premier Division (Raynes Park), Group One County Team for Devon and Surrey, and a Devon County under 18 Champion.

If you would like to contact Marc, his email is marcellis@hotmail.co.uk

Autumn term

I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer and ready to get back into their tennis routines. However, before we settle into the autumn, Members have just two more weeks to enjoy the Club’s grass courts. The top block of grass courts (19 to 24) will close on 12th September and the bottom block (25-28) a week later 19th September.

The autumn term starts on Monday 6th September and all the following social sessions will restart:

Pay and Play                                                            10am till 11:30
To book Monday pay and play click here:  https://roehamptonclubracquets.as.me/payplay
18-35s Club Night                                                   7:30pm till 9pm

Early Risers                                                               7am till 8am
Please contact Josh Miller on 07961 245867 to attend this session

Tennis Club Night                                                   6pm till 7:30pm

Ladies Morning                                                                   9:30am till 11am
Vets Matchplay      (see information below)             1:30pm till 3pm

Pay and Play                                                                        10am till 11:30am
To book Friday Pay and Play click here:  https://roehamptonclubracquets.as.me/payplay2

Club Afternoon                                                                   3pm till 4:30pm

All the above session (except pay and plays) are free to attend, and Members can sign up at clubhouse Reception, email the team at Reception_Main@roehamptonclub.co.uk or give them a call on 020 8480 4292


Vets Matchplay

This session has been relaunched and now will include all players over 50. It’s a coach-run session that’s free to attend and will include a warmup followed by some doubles matches with hints and tips. Therefore, if you are a competent player who enjoys doubles matches this session is for you. If you would like to attend, please sign up at Reception.


National Club League Finals

Roehampton Club’s Men’s and Ladies First Teams will be travelling to West Hants Tennis Club in Bournemouth for the National Club League Finals on the 10th, 11th, and 12th September. The Men are looking to defend their title from 2019 and the Ladies also have a chance for the title after qualifying for the Ladies’ event earlier in the summer.

The National Open Finals feature the top eight men’s and women’s teams who have qualified through their respective divisions between April and July. Each of the four National Division winners received direct qualification, while the other four finalists qualified through the National Open play-offs in July. Quarterfinals will take place on Friday 10th with the semi-finals on Saturday 11th September, and the finals scheduled for Sunday 12th. Each match consists of four singles rubbers and two doubles rubbers and will be played on outdoor green clay.


Who’s playing?

Bournemouth Squad Men

Anton Matusevich – top 400 ATP, US open boys’ doubles champion, junior Wimbledon semi-finalist, Battle of the Brits winner 2020, Pro-Series Number 1 2021.

Oscar Weightman – top 1000 ATP, former top 100 junior. Beaten players inside top 300

Joe Salisbury – multiple doubles grand slam champion, top five doubles pairs in the world 2019 and 2020

Oli Golding – former World Number Two Junior, beaten players such as Dominic Thiem, US open boys singles champion, former top 300 ATP player

Ed Corrie – former Top 200 ATP singles player, played Wimbledon singles and doubles and made Davis Cup Squad after graduating for US college.

Richard Bloomfield – former top 200 ATP singles and doubles player, played Davis Cup, made semis of ATP singles events

Matt Short – former 600 ATP singles and Doubles. National Champion 3x, hitting partner to Novak Djokovic

Adam Thornton-Brown – former top 20 UK singles player, multiple British Tour Champions, multiple national champions, UK hitting partner for Venus Williams.


Women’s Team

Marta Sirotkina – former Top 150 WTA player

Isa Lacy – top 10 in UK 16&U, played Junior Wimbledon 2021

Pippa Horn – former National Champion and College Player

Orianna Parkins-Godwin – top National Junior 18&U, playing on the Women’s British Tour, and futures circuit.

Sian Bayliss – former world ranked junior.

The Tennis Channel

The great news is, if you don’t want to travel down to Bournemouth to support the team you can watch the matches live via the Tennis Channel. Roehampton Club Members can get a discounted annual subscription to Tennis Channel for only £17.50/year or get two months free on a monthly membership and pay £2.49/month thereafter.

The Tennis Channel streaming service includes a 24/7 Tennis Channel, an additional streaming channel dedicated exclusively to tennis instruction and fitness, live tennis from around the world, thousands of hours of video-on-demand content and much, much more.

For Members of Roehampton Club, Tennis Channel is offering a special annual subscription discount of £17.50/year or a two-month free trial.
Go to Tennischannel.com, register and enter the code. Please note that registration with a code works only on a web browser and not on the app. Once registered, you can download the app and enjoy Tennis Channel on any device.

  • For the annual discount enter code: UKCLUB30
  • For the extended free 2-monh trial enter: UKCLUB2FREE (cancel any time after the trial)

Dan Lott, Racquets Director – dan.lott@roehamptonclub.co.uk