Tom Pocock – Director of Coaching
Tom joined the coaching team at West Worthing on a full time basis in June 2007 and took on the Director of Coaching role in 2017. Tom has represented Great Britain at every age group and travelled extensively across the world competing in both junior and senior events as as teenager.
Notable highlights of Tom’s playing career include winning a Gold Medal at the U18 Commonwealth Games, becoming National Junior Doubles champion in 2002 and twice reaching the semi finals of the boy’s doubles at the Australian Open. Tom has competed at three of the four junior Grand Slam events and achieved a career best ITF Under 18 world ranking of 45 in singles and 4 in doubles in April 2002.
Tom is a level 4 senior performance coach and plays for the Sussex Men’s 35+ team.
Tom is available for tennis or padel coaching.
Jonathan is qualified as a Master Performance Coach and under his guidance, numerous pupils have competed in various National Championships, with several progressing to Men’s and Ladies’ world rankings. Jonathan’s son, Tom, played internationally as a junior from the age of 10 and competed in Grand Slam Junior Events worldwide.
Svetlana (Lana) joined the Club in April 2009 and is an LTA level 3 tennis coach. She learnt to play tennis in Belarus and competed internationally in the USSR winning many events.
Lana graduated from the Belarusian State University of Sport with a degree in Professional Tennis Coaching. She has more than eight years of experience in training top juniors from Belarus and other CIS countries.
Matt is a qualified Tennis Coach holding qualifications as an RPT International Professional and Level 3 LTA Accredited+. He also has qualifications with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), International Coaches Institute (ICI) and Professional Tennis Coaches Association (PTCA).
Matt has been coaching for 15+ years working with juniors and adults throughout club level. He joined West Worthing in 2019 and previously coached at Christian Gallan’s LoveTennis, and the John Heuerman Tennis Academy in Sevenoaks Kent.
In addition to tennis, Matt played football at semi-professional level, is a novel writer and chess player. He has an extensive knowledge when it comes to racquet and stringing technology having 15+ years of experience. He has a coaching sponsorship with Head.
Matt is also the clubs reigning tennis doubles champion and qualified as a Padel Coach, and can run group sessions as well as private 1:1’s.