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About Lister Tennis Club

Lister Tennis Club is a friendly, family orientated club with a strong emphasis on junior tennis. There is an array of Indoor group coaching for both juniors and adults alike and our two permanent indoor courts and three floodlit outdoor courts allow year round play whatever the weather.

Meet the Team

Douglas Goodwin
LTA Level 3 Licensed Coach and PTR Professional

Former Herts County Junior
Coaching Style and Philosophy
Help players achieve good technique to maximise their potential and playing longevity.
When players progress in tennis it can benefit them in other areas of personal development such as the ability to make new friends, improve their fitness and develop good decision making skills.

Melanie Lambie
Head Coach | LTA Level 3 Licensed Coach
Full DBS (Formally CRB) and First Aid

Experience and Education

Over 15 years coaching experience with a love for teaching all levels of mini tennis and beginners.
Experience in training, organising and travelling with teams to compete in Herts and Middlesex Leagues.
Team captain for Herts Youth Games 8u and 10u.
Experience in teaching special needs including regular classes with Lakeside school WGC (7 years)
NVQ Sports Leadership
Advanced course in Mini Tennis
Level 1 ASA Swimming Instructor

Melanie began working at Lister Tennis Club in April 2011 after an almost 11 year career at Gosling Sports Park in Welwyn Garden City. Since her move to Lister she has take over the running of the club in September 2016 as Director and Head coach with the backing of a dedicated Management Committee.

Additionally Melanie taught swimming at an independent swim school at Queenswood School for 10 years with both of her sisters who also have careers in sport and education.


Rob Slack
Tennis Coach | LTA Level 4 Licensed Coach
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