Meet the Team

The Coaches
Our qualified experienced coaching team is provided by Lichfield’s tennis club ‘Lichfield Friary Tennis Club’.


Paul Bayliss
Qualified LTA tutor with 25 years coaching experience.  Coaching director for LFTC.  Paul’s biggest achievement was spending the day at Wimbledon with Rachel Riley.


James Graney
LFTC Schools Coach, specialising in juniors and beginners.  Sports Personality of the year 2014 at Chase Terrace Technology College.


Michael Hampson
Head Coach at LFTC, plays Men’s Club Champion and National League Tennis.  Founder coach of ‘Lichfield Friary Tennis Academy’.

Yasmin Palejwala

Yasmin was the School Captain at King Edwards School 2015-16 and is currently on her gap year. She enjoys working with, and is brilliant with younger children. Yasmin has been part of LFTC coaching team for 3 years and is hoping to continue for as long as she can.