Martin Guntrip and Andrew Castle (former GB no.1) v Greg Kraushar and John Littleford, an after-match photo at Wimbledon 2014. A famous win for Greg and John on court 4.
John Littleford - The Tennis Coach
John’s Price per hour
Me and 3 = £20 each
Me and 2 = £25 each
Me and You = £40
Availability - Restricted Diary
Only Mon – Fri
Available each day between the hours of 7am – 3pm
About John Littleford - Tennis Coach
- John is LTA and a PTR Qualified Coach of over 30 years’ experience
- He has been Head pro at David Lloyd Gidea Park & Chigwell, Barnet, and Our Lady of Muswell Hill
- He is a current county player for Hertfordshire
- He has played for both Hertfordshire and Middlesex at junior and senior levels
- He has been county champion of both counties in doubles and singles
- He has represented the UK in international tournaments
- He has a published tennis book called Tennis Strokes and Tactics
- He created the Modern Tennis Method of teaching tennis with Andy Magrath and tutored coaches in the UK and internationally
John’s Teaching Philosophy
For most, Tennis is hard game to play and that is usually because of 1 of 2 reasons, the player has had no coaching to start with or has been taught the conventional slow tedious method employed by most national tennis organisations. The truth is many people, even those with really good ball sense find tennis boring. Usually because there are so few rallies and it is so hard to keep the ball in the court.
However, it does not have to be that way...
Tennis in essence, is a very simple game to play and all you really need to know is how to control the ball with spin, to time it properly so you’re the boss of the ball and have a feel of exactly what you are doing! Discover this and you are hooked, tennis becomes the best sport in the world!
Tennis will feel so natural to you!
John teaches the extraordinarily successful Modern Tennis Method which teaches players to control the ball with spin from the beginning. Just by sorting out the fundamentals early on, i.e. your tracking of the ball, the timing of the contact, the feel of the ball and the finish of the racket head you will enjoy the quickest and most effective way to improve your tennis today.
John’s teaching philosophy works because he teaches his students the deep learning method that instils new ways into habits before you know it.
Why not give John a call to arrange a lesson?
John Littleford - Website Designer
"As a kid, I always had a dream of being a top tennis player. I trained hard and actually became quite good. However, I soon discovered that at the top, tennis is a game for giants, not 5' 8" guys like me.
So at the age of 25, I decided if you can't beat them, teach them and became a professional tennis coach. Teaching tennis is very rewarding, and I had many successes along the way with some of my students even playing at Wimbledon.
During my spell as a coach I co-founded a company that provided education to professional coaches around the world. This is when I was introduced to the world of websites.
Our company, MTI, needed a website, so we hired a local company to build us one. We needed a membership website, that could also take bookings for our courses and have an online shop for our many teaching resources. To our frustration, the website we had built never really performed as we wanted, and it cost us an absolute fortune. This is when I decided to have a go myself and enrolled in several courses to qualify me to help us to build our own. This is when I discovered a whole new passion that suited the creative side of my nature."
You can take a look at the website I created for MTI here