WAM Tennis Coaching Team


Richard Whichello

Director of Tennis: Richard Whichello

Richard Whichello has been a member of Sundridge Park for 43 years. His playing background includes being British No 1 junior from the age of 10 to 18, winning a record 23 National Titles, as well as representing Great Britain in the Davis Cup and playing at the Wimbledon Championships, on several occasions. 

Richard was Kent Men’s captain from 1994-2008 where his team won notable National Titles. His most memorable experience was being Bjorn Borg's practice partner during his comeback.

He enjoys working with all standards from beginner through to County and National level players.

Richard is available for coaching at £30 per hour. Joint lessons for 2-4 people are £35 per hour. Half-hour lessons cost £17.

If you have any questions for Richard or would like to book a lesson, please contact him:


Jacquie Baker

Jacquie Baker began playing tennis for Buckinghamshire as one of the Junior County Cup Team members and moved up to play for the Senior County Team. She played for an American Collegiate team at UTC for 4 years and was part of the coaching programme at Lookout Mountain Tennis & Country Club. Since living in Kent she now plays for the Kent Senior County Team and is a regular team player in the North Kent and Kent leagues.

Jacquie has been a level 4 coach for the last 5yrs. She teaches all standards of player ranging from tots (3yrs) up to Adult Team player.

Jacquie is available for coaching at £30 per hour. Joint lessons £35 per hour. 

If you would like to book a lesson with Jacquie please contact her:

  • Phone: 07939 145351

  • Email: jacquiebaker@btinternet.com



Anna was a nationally ranked player in her native Poland and is an experienced coach of all standards of player. She has recently coached at Bromley Lawn Tennis Club. Anna shares her infectious enthusiasm for the game that ensures you have a fun lesson and can see immediate results from her coaching.

Anna is a Level 3 coach and is working towards Level 4.

She leads a number of adult/junior group coaching sessions and is available for private lessons £30 per hour. Joint lessons £35 per hour.

Gary la pla



As one of Sundridge's active and successful team players, Gary brings with him over 35 years of playing experience in addition to having spent 5 years alongside Tim Henman and Jamie Delgado in the David Lloyd Slater Squad.

As a former national junior champion Gary (and a father himself to the glorious Iris and Florence!) will no doubt be a great hit with both the children and adults. He is currently available on weekdays during the day (Monday and Friday after school), most evenings and parts of the weekend. 

Gary is an LTA Level 2 coach and working his way towards Level 3, his lesson rate is £25 an hour.

  • Phone 07910770147

  • Email: garylepla@yahoo.co.uk




Sharon Bowes is a Level 3 Club Coach and PGCE qualified teacher. Parent of former national level player. She has competed in ITF Seniors Competition and International Masters Olympic weightlifting.

Sharon is committed to helping people of all ages to develop their tennis and athletic skills in energetic and fun lessons.

Her lesson rate is £25 an hour.