Coaches, Coaching Courses & FIDE Trainers


The following is a list of coaches advertising their private services for chess coaching. The ECF has not conducted any background or quality checks on the people listed below, except in cases where they are working, or have worked, for the ECF as a coach in the recent past. It is up to the employer, or the person or organisation seeking to employ one of these listed coaches, to perform any checks that in their judgement need to be carried out.

Laurence Ball
88 St Georges Road, Swanley BR8 8AZ |
Tel: 07515770220
Available for group and individual coaching

Phillip Beckett
Brough House, Church Laneham, Retford, Notts DN220NQ |
Tel: 01777 228360

IM Robert Bellin
32 Station Street, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 9JT |
Tel: 01922 626624

Pavel Besedin
South Birmingham Chess Club, Moseley All Services Club
91 Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9EA | |
Tel: 0785 804 0841

Emma-Jane Billington-Phillips |
Tel: 07770367901

FM Jonathan Blackburn
Stoke-On-Trent area |

Dr Oliver Blacklock
New Forest Chess Club | |
Tel: 07976 275152

Thomas Bonn
London |
Tel: 07746125692

Francis Bowers
1037 Lincoln Road, Walton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE4 6AH | |
Tel: 01733 575544

Chris Briscoe CM
146 Fangrove Park, Lyne, near Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0BS |
Tel: 01932 872526 / 07507610306
As well as teaching in schools, I also offer private tuition and run the Surbiton Junior Chess Club on Wednesday evenings

Michael Brown
London Area |
Tel: 07597928016

Graeme Buckley |

Ryan Burgin
109 Beechfarm Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 2EU |
Tel: 07713183427

Nick Butland
Plymouth & West Devon |
Tel: 01822 811045
Juniors at the Plymouth club on Wednesdays & available for one-to-one sessions with all ages

WGM/IM Dagne Ciuksyte
Suffolk | |

Will Claridge-Hansen FM |

IM Brandon Clarke
Oxford | |

Peter Cloudsdale
108 Parker Court, Haxby Road, New Earswick, York, North Yorkshire YO32 4DU |
Tel: 01904 768991 or 07708 163352
Tuition for all ages and for blind players

Ken Coates |
Tel: 01252 683554 or 07891 253701

IM Lawrence Cooper
Stafford based |
Face to face, one on one coaching & simuls

Andrew A Couchman
MBA, European Chess Union certified chess coach, FIDE licensed instructor
Director – Axon Chess Academy Limited |
Tel: 07501 282847

IM Lorin D’Costa
London | |

Tim Cutter
Flat 4 Nutbrook Court, 66 Waghorne Street, Peckham SE15 4JZ |
Tel: 02035244767 or 07368365961

Ray Dolan
Walsall |

Eunice Dolan
Walsall |

Andrew Drabble
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire |
Tel: 07789533702

Ionică Dragomir
111 Clitterhouse Road, London NW2 1DL |
Tel: 07760113132
Chess coaching for schools, groups and individuals of all ages and abilities

Martin Durrant |
Tel: 07957410907

FM Michael Forster
8 Smithbarn, Horsham, West Sussex RH136EB |
Tel: 07511262408

Jon Freeman
39 West Way, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4RD |
Tel: 07708 843642   

Scott Freeman
84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA | |
Tel: 020 8645 9586

Sumeet Ghasi
Based in Birmingham
Tel: 07816416453

Tom Gollins
Stafford area | |  Newcomers and juniors welcome
Tel: 07597 880 472

David Graham
Chess Coaching for Schools, Groups and Individuals | |
Tel: 07982 737784

David Geoffrey Hardy
92 Hall Road, Ashton-under-Lyne Lancs OL6 8QB | or
Tel: 0161 339 3287 or 07974 952252

Cengiz Hasman
Available for online coaching & via Whatsapp |
Tel: 0090 548 855 1975 (Cyprus)

Joshua Higgs
Lancaster area | | Current enhanced DBS
Tel: 07512 651272

WGM Sheila Jackson
Middlesex / London / Hertfordshire areas |
All ages. Schools / 1:1 / small groups. Plus online Skype / Zoom 1:1

Steven Jones
Experience working with children but happy to work with people of all ages. Available for coaching via Skype, or potentially in-person sessions [distance depending]. Introductory half-hour long session for free

Mark Josse
Byfleet, West Byfleet, Surrey |
Tel: 07970 678395

FM Gary Kenworthy
Bletchley, Buckinghamshire |
All types of coaching and chess services (current DBS)
Tel: 07949699284

Tim Lawson
2 Alexander Court, Irchester, Northamptonshire NN29 7EL |
Tel: 07974 530 841
Available for group and individual coaching

IM Andrew Ledger
Sheffield |
Tel: 07807 799252

David Levens | |
Tel: 01773 270806 / 07341 282048
Groups, one-to-one and coaching via Skype

Jon Lloyd
58 Pembroke, Hanworth, Bracknell, Berks RG12 7RD |
Tel: 01344 454000

Sarah Longson / Alex Longson
77 East Avenue, Heald Green, Cheshire SK8 3BR |
Tel: 07786260301

Phil |
All ages and abilities welcome. 200-graded player with over five years full-time coaching experience.

Andrew Martin
FIDE Senior Trainer, International Master, Current Head of the ECF Academy
Malt House Cottage, Hall Road, Bramley GU50AX |
Tel: 01483 893965 or 07712151761
Able to offer 1/1 and group coaching at all ages and levels. Lectures, simultaneous displays, training weekends also possible. Limited availability.

Don Mason BSc. (Hons) PGCE (Retired) |
Mathematics and chess consultant.

Tony Niccoli
West and Central London |
Tel: 07734816436

Erika Orsagova |

V. Ravikumar
FIDE Trainer |
Tel: 07951414489

Chris Rice AIM
Chislehurst, Kent |
Tel: 07711 798 088
Chess in Schools Tutor, Enhanced DBS. Schools/Groups/Individual Tuition

Simon Roe
Hertfordshire |
National Master
All ages, 1:1 / small groups. Face-to-face locally, or anywhere in the world online Skype / Zoom
Tel: 07879 473476

Volodymyr Rogovskyi GM, FT
Skype: Rogovskyi Volodymyr Tel: +38 095 9427995

Alan Ruffle
2 Moss Pit, Stafford, Staffordshire ST17 9LE |
Tel: 01785 249781

Ray Sayers
Gerrards Cross area, Buckinghamshire |
School / group / individual tuition

Dr Noel M Stewart
Chertsey, Surrey |

FM Charlie Storey
FIDE Trainer and Qualified Teacher, available for Skype Lessons |
Tel: 07719070349

Sandesh Krishna Tathare
Watford area |
Tel: 07958 809 058
Available to coach school chess clubs or for one to one coaching sessions

Trevor Tolentino
Cambridgeshire area | |
Chess in Schools tutor, qualified teacher with an enhanced DBS
1:1, small group and whole class teaching available for children and young adults. 

Glenn Trueman
25 Bower Avenue, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 2LX |
Tel: 07714 429263

Dr. John Upham
The Lodge, 51 Prospect Road, Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8NT | |
Tel: 01252 514372 or 07976 634053

Martin Graham Walker
17 Mill Green, Stoke Holy Cross, Norwich NR14 8PB |
Tel: 01508 492471 or 0739 8646119

FM Tim Wall
8 Whitfield Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 7LJ |
Tel: 07503 722366
Schools, group coaching, junior & adult one-to-one tuition. Also online coaching available by Skype.

Richard Weekes
Richard Weekes Chess Academy, 65 Burrage Place, Plumstead SE18 7BE | |
Tel: 07538 035896 or 0208 854 8805

John Wrench
The Haven, Clevelands Road, Wroxall, Isle of Wight PO38 3DY |
Tel: 07913 227402

Coaching Courses

CSC Courses

FIDE Trainer Courses

FIDE Trainers

The following is a list of English-registered FIDE-qualified trainers, who hold a FIDE trainers licence, as of 1st January 2019. It is the responsibility of any school or club who want to approach these individuals about chess coaching to ensure that they satisfy themselves that the person has been DBS checked, if thought appropriate for the specific needs of their school or club …

FIDE Senior Trainers
Andrew Martin; John Nunn; Jon Speelman; Peter Wells

FIDE Trainers
Malcolm Armstrong; Robert Bellin; Lorin d’Costa; Glenn Flear; Meri Grigoryan; Neil McDonald; Charles Storey; Katarzyna Toma; Tim Wall

FIDE Instructors
Rawle Allicock; Laurence Ball; Couchman, Andrew; Lateefah Messam-Sparks

National Instructors

Development Instructors
Phillip Gardner

School Instructor
Lukas Piecha