Meet The Coaching Team

Backwell Tennis Club is committed to prioritising the well being of all children and adults at risk, promoting safeguarding in our club at all times, including all programmes and events we run.

This Policy strives to minimise risk, deliver a positive tennis experience for everyone and respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns/disclosures.

The full policy can be found here. Any concerns should be reported in the first instance to the Club Welfare Officer:

Diane Zimmer
07981 444431

  • Tom Jackson

    Tom Jackson

    LTA Level 2 Assistant & Lead Coach

    Tom is working at Backwell Tennis Club in a full time role having finished his A-levels last summer. Tom has committed to the coaching role until September 2020. A previous Junior County player & Men’s Singles Champion Tom has a strong playing background & currently represents Backwell in the Men’s & Mixed first teams. Tom will be traveling in Asia during the winter, January - March but return to the full time role at the start of April.

    Tom is available for hits & lessons at £15 per hour on 07910643628


  • Dan Wilmott

    Dan Wilmott

    LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

    Dan has his level 2 coaching badge and is LTA registered and insured. Dan has represented the club in the summer and winter leagues and is a previous winner of the men’s club double Championships a number of times. 

    Dan assists Ben in various aspects of the junior and adult coaching program and also runs a children’s League side for the club.

    His children are also keen participants in Ben’s coaching program and also represent the club in their respective teams.


  • Dan Wilmott

    Bryan Daly

    LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

    Bryan is our most experienced and longest serving Level 2 Coach, having been working at Backwell Tennis Club for 4 years. He coaches beginner and intermediate adult groups taking them through to ‘club tennis’ and is responsible for our community outreach programme at Golden Valley school.

    Bryan has driven the numbers of pupils being coached at Golden Valley up to 40, with an excellent percentage of them moving on to group tennis at Backwell. This is an outstanding school programme & recognised across the county. The numbers Bryan has attending each term at Golden Valley school is on a larger scale than many of the entire coaching numbers at many small clubs both locally & across the county.

    Bryan is available for hits & lessons at £20 per hour on 07766 733125


  • Dan Wilmott

    Ruby Hull

    LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

    Ruby has come through the coaching programme at Backwell Tennis Club. Starting at 5 years old Ruby now is our youngest Level 2 coach at the Club. She was a regular in the Junior League teams & now plays in the ladies & mixed adult leagues.

    Ruby will be taking on the number two role at the club in September 2021 & is a key member of the coaching team. She leads sessions with the Mini tennis players at the club as well as in the schools outreach programme.

    Ruby is available for hits & lessons at £15 per hour on 07365 490689


  • Dan Wilmott

    Andy Gray

    LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

    Andy has come through the coaching programme at Backwell Tennis Club. An experienced player, he represents Backwell in the adult league teams.

    Having coached in the number two role at Backwell in 2019/20, Andy has gone onto Exeter University where he is studying Sport & Exercise Science. Andy still comes back during the holidays to assist in the coaching programme & holiday camps.

    Andy is available for hits & lessons at £20 per hour on 07980 181255


  • Tom Jackson

  • Dan Wilmott

  • Bryan Daly

  • Ruby Hull

  • Andy Gray

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