TENNIS AND CHILDREN ' The Family Tennis Club' Developing Tennis & Children Since 2000
    TENNIS AND CHILDREN ' The Family Tennis Club'         Developing Tennis & Children Since 2000 


Gary Stanford  

Teaching professionally for over 30 years. 

Pictured Left playing at Wimbledon (Nationals) 

Picture below playing ITF Grade 1 at Eastbourne

LTA  Level 4 coach & DBS checked & LTA accredited. Teaching full time since 1987



Previously Head of Surrey LTA 10 & under boys coaching and talent I.D. Coached Surrey 10 & under girls. Coached Surrey 11 & under boys & 14 & under boys

Previously head of 10 and under junior program at Chris Lane Tennis centre Woking. Coached Guildford grammar to schools national title

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£40 per hour 

£50 an hour if travelling


Contact Gary Stanford

Level 4 Coach

on (07779) 430179 

For players of all levels, however unco-ordinated you may think you are my aim will be to get you rallying the ball with correct style. Learn how to serve and play some points. Most of all to enjoy learning this wonderful game for life and improving.

I know my stuff and I tailor it to fit you, your game style and abilities



4 people £15 each per hour 

2 people £20 eaxh per hour 

Discounts  for regular or daytime bookings before 2pm.

You can arrange your own group and I can come to a court near

you or come to one of the venues I use to teach.

Woking, Fleet, Hook,Rotherwick

You can also contact me and I will put your name down with others to make a group.


Racquet Restringing 

Contact Gary Stanford on (07779) 430179

Racquets restrung at 55Ibs tension unless stated

Juniors under 14 years 50-55Ibs tension

I can get other strings and one that you may already use



Babolat Synthectic gut 1.25mm / £20

Babolat Addiction Multifilament 1.25mm / £25

Babolat Addiction Multifilament 1.3mm / £25



Tecnifibre Pro Red Code 1.3mm £25 / Used by top 10 player John Isner. I usually only recommend this is used on mains string. 




Started at 15 years of age at Horley tennis club in Surrey.

Only had a few lessons at 17 years of age.

Represented  Surrey in the 21 under squad winning singles & doubles matches. Represented Hampshire (35s) 

Played County week for Surrey (35s). 
National Championships Runner up 2008



UK Ranking

Number 1 in  2005 (35s)

Number 1 in 2008 (40s) 

Number 6 in 2022 (45s)

Hampshire ranking

Number 1 2005 (35s) 

Number 1 2008 (40s) 

Number 1 2018 & 2022 (45s)

ITF world ranking

Number 20 in 2005 (35s)



Started playing at 15 years of age & competing in tournaments at 19 years.

Won well over 100 Titles /  Mens open, senior singles & doubles

Bracknell Ratings winner 5 times & Runner up 4 times

Aldershot & Farnham singles winner 4 times runner up twice.

Aldershot & Franham Doubles winner 6 times

Surrey mens doubles runner up twice

Surrey mens Singles over 35's runner up

Masters National seniors runner up 40’s 2008 Wimbledon.

Masters Eastbourne ITF 35s singles winner over 35’s 2005 (Grade 1) 

Masters Eastbourne ITF 35s Runner up doubles twice  (Grade 1) 

Masters Tunbridge well ITF 45s winner 2014 runner up 2013 / 2016 / 2022

St Georges hill Ratings singles winner

St georges hill open mens open doubles winner

Aldershot open mens doubles winner 5 times

Masters St georges hill ITF 45s singles runner up twice

Wentworth open mens doubles winner 3 times 

Masters Nottingham ITF doubles winner over 35’s

Masters Woking ITF 35s singles runner up 

Masters Havant ITF 45s Runner up 2016 / 2018

Risely Men’s Ratings Singles runner up 2017

Cranleigh Mens open winner twice 2005 & 2007

Cranleigh Mens Runner up 4 times last was 2018

Cranleigh Mens Ratings Winner

Cranleigh Mens Doubles Winner once Runner up three times 

Masters Halton ITF singles 45s winner 2019

Woking mens open doubles runner up 2019

Masters Harpenden ITF 45s singles runner up 2021

Milford on sea 45s singles Winner 2021 / 2022

Risely Ratings Singles runner up 2021

Brentham singles 45s Runner up 2022

Masters ITF Gerrards across 45s Runner up 2023

Royal Wotton over 30s singles winner 2024

Woking men's match play singles winner 2024




I had to retire due to injury when I was the leading the match and set to win.

Mini Coaches                  

We take on juniors who are on our club program and employ them to help assist the head coach on our foundation classes. These players are selected from those who have done work experience, see below. 

Work experience                    

We allow children from 14 years of age to do work experience. This will involve helping out at the foundation class lessons for at least 6 weeks. This can be particularly useful for D of E awads scheme.

If interested please contact the head coach. 

Venue Address

Tennis and Children

Winston Churchill School

Hermitage Road

St Johns's



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''Do not use for correspondence'' 


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Our Courts

3 tennis courts in excellent condition and floodlights just completed! Kinder on the body and great in rain or ice.



1944 SHOTS

Ella Harvey Yellow Premier

Anna Abramishvili Yellow Div 1

Did not miss a ball for 1 hour and 35 minutes

1010 SHOTS

Daniel Norton Yellow Division 1

Fraser Milligan Yellow Division 2





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