MEET THE COACHES

DI BURDETT

MMTC Head Coach

LTA

Level 4

Senior Performance Coach

Born in Melton Mowbray and a former Junior County Tennis Champion, she has represented the county at junior and senior levels. She was a talented hockey and badminton player before committing to tennis coaching for the past 23 years. 

She has worked with many county and regional junior players and seniors during that time. Many of Di's pupils are still representing senior club and county teams and she has been instrumental in running a junior performance programme at club level whilst still competing at division one club standard tennis. Di oversees the whole coaching programme from mini tennis to adult tennis with the help of business partner Brent Horobin. 

BRENT HOROBIN

LTA

Level 3 Coach

Another Meltonian and former semi professional footballer, has 35 years experience working with both youngsters and adults at beginner to county standard players.

Assisted with U14,18 girls and boys county teams for more than 30 years. He has represented Leicestershire county veterans team at both over 35 and 45 age groups.

CHARLIE GRIFFIN

LTA

Level 2

Assistant Coach

Charlie also born in Melton is a very talented  tennis player and has come through our junior ranks into the senior side through the watchful eye and guidance of Di Burdett. Charlie has represented her county at both junior and senior level and is still a big part of the ladies senior county team. She also competes in the division one club standard teams. Currently Charlie runs our schools winter and summer programme and she also helps with our holiday tennis and multi-sports camps.

RYAN PARMAR

LTA

Level 2

Assistant Coach

Local born tennis player Ryan Parmar has decided to join the coaching team here at Melton Mowbray Tennis Club. Ryan has been with us since the age of four and has come up through our junior ranks and witnessed first hand the extent and success of our junior programme. Ryan has achieved so much in his playing career so far, gaining many titles along the way, he has played at a very high standard in both club and county. He has also competed as a junior in regional and national events and has plenty of experiences to pass on.

SAM DRYELL

LTA

Level 1 

Assistant Coach

Sam also born in Melton is a talented junior that has come through the junior system under the guidance of Di Burdett, he has just started his coaching journey and is currently taking his level 2 assistant course. He has been helping Di for a few years with groups ranging from 4 to 14 year olds.