Coaching Team

Patrick Gorman





Patrick Gorman

Head Coach

LTA level 4 licenced coach, Master Coach in NLP Psychology

Patrick Gorman is the newest addition to the coaching team at Woldingham and joins us with a wealth of experience across a range of settings.

Patrick is available for private or group lessons for children and adults of all abilities and is passionate about helping everybody achieve a sustained and tangible improvement over set periods.

A level 4 licensed tennis coach, Patrick has developed a concise and flexible  coaching philosophy which enables him to coach ‘from the inside out’ gaining a true understanding of what his clients want to learn so that the learning experience is all the more valuable and meaningful.

Patrick’s tennis roles have included head of tennis at Woldingham girls school for 12 years, head of junior program at Esporta, working with a former Davis Cup Player at Tennis Academy Mallorca and coaching his brother David to national level reaching an exceptional 2:1 rating.

Altogether Patrick has over 25 years of experience in the technical and tactical sides of tennis and now specialises in the psychological side of the game, having been trained by a master coach in psychology. This approach provides a unique insight into the game which allows clients to maximise what they have.

Patrick’s goal is to help all his clients maximise their tennis playing potential and fulfil their performance goals, be that participating at a competitive level, playing socially or building and maintaining fitness and wellbeing. Patrick’s knowledge and guidance is sure to keep players interested and engaged in their own development.                                                      07985 797541







Adam Kohlbeck

Senior Club Coach

LTA level 3 licensed coach, RPT National Professional coach

Adam has been coaching for 10 years in the Tandridge area and is qualified with both the LTA and RPT (Registro Profesional de tennis- Spanish and Argentinian teaching systems.) He began his career in 2004 when he founded AKtennis, a programme aimed at taking tennis into primary schools and providing a pathway for talented players to compete and undergo accelerated improvement. At its peak AKtennis catered for 150 juniors between the ages of 4 and 14 of all standards. Adam has produced players of county standard and has also worked with National standard players during his career and was the first coach of current Woldingham men’s singles champion and ex Great Britain junior number 7 Piers Holt. During the past 10 years Adam has taken players to various academies around Europe including Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona and The Bob Brett tennis academy in San Remo, Northern Italy in order to gain experience and professional development for himself as well as to provide opportunities for the players in question. Adam believes in the importance of creating a meaningful and effective learning environment on court within a structured and planned programme of development. Developing athletic fundamentals and the correct biomechanical chains are at the heart of Adam’s coaching which is delivered at all times in an enjoyable and engaging way for all.                                                                       07880 491002


George Cooper



George Cooper

Senior Club Coach

LTA Level 4 Licensed coach, USPTR Pro (Highest level) coach, Cardio Tennis Instructor

George has over 25 years’ experience coaching all levels of players.

He has been Head coach here at Woldingham LTC over the same period as well as holding Head coach roles at various venues across Surrey and Kent at different times, whilst successfully managing and running a team of coaches, coaching at  multiple clubs and venues throughout parts of Surrey and Kent, alongside running a club pro shop supplying and selling all sorts of tennis related merchandise.

During this time he ran a Tandridge wide community tennis scheme at various venues such as schools and parks offering opportunities to play and receive coaching for juniors and adults across the Tandridge district. The scheme also provided for those with various disabilities to play tennis including wheelchair tennis as well as tennis for special needs players. The scheme was very successful and attracted coverage from the national tennis press. It also benefited from the support of ex British number one Mark Cox who was commentating for the BBC at that time, by way of a series of clinics that George and Mark conducted across the district on a very busy and carefully coordinated day, where tennis coaching was provided free to all the many people who turned up at each venue, with the support and coverage of the local press.

George was also team coach for the  Sutton borough junior tennis squad and a member of the LTA pool of coaches, coaching at main events during the grass court season, like the Beckenham tournament and also Wimbledon, when on the middle Saturday he had the opportunity to coach local children alongside various ATP players who were competing at Wimbledon.

He also has a track record helping players to become coaches as well as training and mentoring various coaches over the years and has a keen interest in sports and performance psychology and has studied nutrition at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition.

George is a qualified and experienced stringer, although these days seldom has the time available to string for members.

George’s ethos and philosophy is simply; “no one knows how good you can be” and his focus is always on, fulfilling the potential in you, to be the best you can be, at any level.

George believes that the tennis court is somewhere we can learn and cultivate many skills, not just for tennis, but also for life.

His passion is to see people experience the fun and enjoyment of such a wonderful sport that really can be a sport for life.                                                                        07913 586009 


James Flanagan






James Flanagan

Club Coach

LTA level 3 registered coach, RPT level 1 coach

James is an LTA Level 2 and RPT Level 1 Coach. Available to coach in either Spanish or English, he is available weekday evenings and weekends for both group and individual lessons.

The philosophy that James has in his approach to tennis is one of constant improvement, maintaining that you are never too young, too old, or too good to improve your game. In the same way, James never stops learning from his players and believes that there is always a better way of teaching a technique or tactic.

James is also one of the clubs success stories. Having been playing as a Junior at Woldingham, he continued to play during University and has returned to the club as a coach. He has played in junior and adult tournaments in both England and Spain, and even has a coaching record in Madrid.

James' goal is to make sure that everyone gets what they want out of tennis, whether that's fitness, performance, enjoyment or a combination of all three.                                                                07712 591236                                

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