The Challenge Tennis Team

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Challenge Tennis provides tennis coaching for players of all ages and abilities.

Formed in 2012 by founders James and Tom. In 2015 they joined Great Missenden and introduced their Adult and Junior programmes.  During the last few years, these programmes have continued to grow as the team continue to bring their high quality coaching to the club.

James and Tom have been joined by some great coaches along the way. Challenge Tennis now have 8 full time coaches and a host of junior assistants.

Challenge Tennis also offer a bespoke collect and drop Racket Stringing Service.  Please see our website for more details.

Below you will find more information about the current Challenge Tennis team.

James Goodchild James Goodchild , Director of Tennis

James started coaching at 16 and has coached all levels of players from beginners to performance players. He specialises in coaching U12 performance players. James' role as a Director sees him playing an active role in every aspect of the Challenge-Tennis coaching programme.

Phil Fowler, Performance Coach
07976 556602,,

Phil is a level 5 LTA Performance Coach and has worked with a number of performance players over his years in the game. He has been a national coach and national team captain in his time at the LTA at Bisham Abbey and Cambridge as well as a Fed Cup coach based at Wimbledon. More recently he was the Head Pro at the prestigious Stoke Park Tennis Club. Phil has worked with and produced numerous National/International Champions as well as coaching ITF, WTA, ATP Players. In his playing career Phil has represented GB in various tennis events and currently competes on the ITF senior tour where he has a ranking of 25 in the world.

Tom Edis

Tom Edis, Head Coach

Tom has been a coach since 2001. He is the Bucks Under 9s and Under 10s Head Coach. He’s been involved in performance tennis since 2005. Tom is responsible for all our junior tournaments and match-play information. He is also first point of contact for our “Challengers” Performance Programme.

Matt Branton

Matt Branton, Club Coach

Matt started coaching in early 2008 as an unqualified coach looking for something more. In 2008 he took Level 3 Club Coach Qualification. I approached every lesson with the attitude of "Fun comes first" Why play something if you don't enjoy it? Matt is a strong all-rounder coaching all sessions from Tots to Adult beginners. His passion and enthusiasm for the game shine through in his sessions.

Ben Moy, Club Coach

Ben is joining us as Club Coach and will be coaching at Chesham 1879 and Great Missenden tennis clubs. Ben has been coaching since 2010. In his previous role as Lead Coach he has been focusing on working with juniors of all ages and standards including performance players. Ben also has experience of providing coaching within schools and different venues. In addition to this he has experience working with adults from beginners through to those of a competing standard.

Sam Frost

Sam Frost, Club Coach
07801 978377,

Sam started coaching at 16 and has worked with some of the countries top coaches and players. Sam previously worked for Mark Warner in Kos, Greece, where in his role as Tennis Manager meant that was able to use his belief of pushing the “fun button” on court to the max. He specialises in adult beginners and junior coaching, specifically mini tennis and you can usually hear him from about 6 courts away!

Callum Humphries

Callum Humphreys, Club Coach
07400 516239

Callum joined us as our apprentice in 2016 after finishing his GCSE's. Whilst with us Callum has passed his first two coaching qualifications and he will be working with us full time from September. Callum will be coaching in our Futures squads and will be available for individuals.

Sarah Yalden

Sarah Yalden, Office Manager
07592 185622,

Sarah has a wealth of experience working with small and large businesses. Sarah brings knowledge from working with different companies from finacial institutes to PR agencies.She is responsible for all the day to day running of Challenge Tennis, looking after the coaches, supporting the management team and the GMLTC committee.





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