Meet The Coaches

Meet The Coaches St Albans Townsend Tennis ClubMatt Foster – Townsend LTC Head Coach

Phone – 07780 533337
Email –

Matt has been coaching full time since 1991. In that time he has run private clubs and has worked at both Batchwood and Gosling ITI centres. He has coached numerous players to National standard and has worked with some of the best county squads in Hertfordshire.

He has represented Hertfordshire both at senior level and at over 35 level. He currently captains the Men’s 1st team at Townsend and took them to the County Club title in 2005.

Matt currently holds a Performance Coach Award (level 5) and is fully committed to continuous professional development ensuring he is up to the minute with all the latest in coaching techniques. He has been involved with Townsend since he was 14 years old and has been running the coaching programme since 2001.

Some fascinating (or otherwise!) facts about Matt:

Favourite films:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Lord of the Rings (Return of the King)
As Good as it Gets (Jack Nicholson)

Favourite Food:

Italian (pizza, tagliatelle, bolognaise, anything!)
English (a good roast dinner)


Andrea Bocelli (Opera – oops!)

Meet The Coaches St Albans Townsend Tennis ClubNeil Maple – Townsend LTC CoachNeil Maple DCA – Club Coach

Phone – 07944 994041

Neil has worked at Townsend since 2006 and takes many of the Mini Tennis courses and junior squads where he has proved very popular with both the children and parents alike. Also committed to continuous professional development, Neil recently completed his upgrade to the Club Coach (level 3) on the newly launched LTA Coach Accreditation scheme.

Neil represents Townsend at senior level and is a qualified fitness instructor and a lifeguard (could be very useful for when the heavens open!). He has also played football to semi-professional level.