Coaching at Chandos

All coaches are excellent at teaching all levels of player, please see their specialist areas below. Demand for individual lessons at this time is extremely limited, please contact office if wishing to book a trial lesson with a view to joining. The office will get back to you once checked with preferred coach.

Please note, we will allow a non member one lesson before the club requires membership. As a non member, each lesson is subject to a £40 coaching fee and  a £12 per hour court fee if using an indoor court. Outdoor court fees are free. The indoor court fee should be paid prior to entering onto the court. Prospective members who do not want a lesson can have a free one-off 15 minute trial assessment with a coach/hitter to outline the best tennis activities and opportunities that the club can offer to players of your experience and level. To arrange an assessment or lesson in advance of joining, please fill in the ‘Join Us’ application form and you will be contacted to arrange as soon as possible.

There is high demand during peak times (after school and weekends) we would suggest that you email your details and times available to so that we can put you on a waiting list.


For any child under 10 taking private lessons, the club requires an annual membership of £45.

For any child over 10, wishing to have private lessons, the Junior Membership is required.

There  is a waiting list in operation for all Junior and U10 memberships for 1:1 lessons. We will not be opening up availability until Spring 2022. Please register your child on our waiting lists by filling in the Join Us form and you will be contacted when this re-opens.



Our Coaches

Javier Romero
(Head Coach)

After initially playing on the ATP Tour and achieving a world ranking Javier went on to continue with an academic tennis scholarship at an American University obtaining an International Business degree before becoming a professional tennis coach.

Gunther Darkey

Gunther has been a member of Chandos since 1998 and he has been a coach at the club since 2001. During this time he has gained a wide range of experience working with players of all ages and ability.

Natalie Neri

Natalie is an LTA licensed coach with over 12 years of experience as a Full and part-time coach in various clubs. Played on the Junior ITF circuit reaching a Singles ranking of 220 and Doubles ranking of 120.

Emilia Banos

Top level junior and senior player- number 1 in Surrey in 14 and 16 age groups. British Tour Masters winner. Full time player with International experience and has gained WTA points. She brings 4 years of experience of tennis coaching at all levels and is an LTA Qualified Coach Level 3.

Ken Oishi

Ken played for many years on the ITF tennis circuit and has plenty of experience with top players having trained and worked with Ivanovic, Kerber and Muguruza. Further to his tennis expertise, Ken is a qualified fitness/strength and conditioning coach. His coaching method revolves around building very sound technical fundamentals which would enhance athletic discipline, 

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Daniella Taub

Daniella is a Level 4 LTA licensed coach and has played to a high club standard for over 20 years. Her previous club Cumberland LTC is where she started her coaching career specialising in Mini Tennis for 5 – 10 year olds. She co-founded and developed ‘Little Smashers’ tennis programme  based at Swiss Cottage Leisure 

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Bobby Saraby

Bobby started playing tennis at the age of 4. He has represented Middlesex at 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 age groups and at Middlesex County Events. Ranked in the top 50 in Great Britain for his age. He holds a BA Sports Management Degree at London Metropolitan University. He holds an LTA rating of 3.2 

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