Meet The Team

Passionate about sport for all

Get to know our team of coaches, leaders and volunteers all local and committed to making Eltham Park South a great place to play.


Our coaching team are passionate about people and parks tennis. Whether you’re just getting started, after a few tips, or an in-depth analysis of your strokes we can support.

Safeguarding, health and safety and coaching standards are taken very seriously, and our team are all LTA qualified, accredited and committed to their professional development.

Lyndall Newton-Early

Grew up playing tennis in Australia and played internationally. A huge array of coaching experience developed in a wide range of environments from high performance to schools. Have coached everyone from beginners to internationally ranked players. Am most passionate about supporting all players to fulfil their potential and develop a life-time love for the game!

Coaching qualifications

  • LTA Level 4 Performance Coach
  • P.T.R. Pro
  • She Rallies Ambassador – Kent


  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science – Brunel University

Other Qualifications

  • Y.M.C.A. Personal Trainer


  • LTA Accredited Plus (Safeguarding, First Aid and DBS)
  • REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer


  • Disability Awareness
  • Cardio Tennis
  • Advantage and Tennis Tuesdays
  • Tennis For Kids

Valentina Iancu

Grew up playing tennis in Romania and first picked up a racket at age seven. Proudest coaching moment was when one of her players became Romanian junior ranked number one. Especially enjoys coaching children and young people because of their never ending energy, good vibes and willingness to learn. Loves working at the park because players can enjoy a healthy environment, surrounded by nature. Valentina's career goal is to coach a champion of the future!

Coaching qualifications

  • LTA Level 2 Coach


  • She Rallies Lil Miss-Hits Activator

TwistFizz Leaders

Our team of young leaders have all completed their Tennis Leaders course and support our coaches in delivering the Mini and Junior Fizzers programme.


TwistFizz Volunteers

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of TwistFizz, tirelessly investing time and skill into helping people of all ages live more active and healthier lives and creating facilities, programmes and service that are second to none!


Volunteers take on a variety of roles from on-court leaders, grounds maintenance to arranging social events. We wouldn’t be an organisation delivering on behalf of our communities without our volunteers.


If you’d like to make a difference in Greenwich, do something a different in your spare time or meet new friends – we’d love to hear from you.

Tennis Volunteers

Ready to get started? Easily book online or get in touch.