Mersey Bowmen has a dedicated club tennis coach, providing innovative, fun and rewarding sessions for adults and juniors, members and non-members in both one-to-one and group environments. All members are entitled to six weeks’ free group coaching sessions over the summer months, and can also choose from individual and group sessions:

Ritchie Forde

Qualified to LTA Level 1 (ECA) and Level 2 (CCA) standard, Ritchie has nearly 20 years’ experience at coaching a range of different levels, from beginners to top club standard.

He has a track record of developing new players and beginners, a number of whom now play in the league teams at Mersey Bowmen and other clubs across the region.

Whether you’ve never picked up a tennis racket before, fancy a refresher course, or simply want to improve your game for the league season, speak to Ritchie about a range of group and one-to-one coaching sessions.

Ritchie runs one-to-one coaching sessions run throughout the year, both indoors and out, plus the free group lessons take place on Wednesday nights over the summer months, for a six week period.

For more information, contact Ritchie on 07960 305162.


Lydia Mountford

Lydia is a Level 3 tennis coach with extensive coaching experience and enjoys coaching all abilities and ages. She has a first class masters degree in Sports Psychology so is very motivating on court, and coaches a range of group coaching, individual sessions and cardio tennis.

Lydia has a proven track record of helping players achieve their tennis goals and still enjoys competing. She represents Mersey Bowmen and is still picking up trophies.

For more information, contact Lydia on 07889 979 801, or click here to email her…


Mersey Bowmen has hosted Tennis for Free sessions on Sunday mornings since 2014. It’s open to players of all ages and abilities and we can provide equipment if you’d like us to, with a range of racquets for all age groups. Coronavirus interruptions mean Tennis for Free isn’t taking place at the moment, but for more information, you can visit the Liverpool Park Tennis website and register your interest.