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
dzimmer@hotmail.co.uk


Bryan Daly

LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

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Bryan is our most experienced and longest serving Level 2 Coach, having been working at Backwell Tennis Club for 5 years.

He has been leading our Adult Beginner, Improver and Intermediate groups, bringing many new people through to join the club and play club tennis.  Bryan is our go to Coach for Adult beginners as he has the ability to instil the basics, boost their confidence and encourage them into group sessions. Bryan is also responsible for our community outreach programme at Golden Valley school.

Bryan has driven the numbers of pupils being coached at Golden Valley up to 50, 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.

Bryan is available for hits & lessons at £22 per hour on 07766 733125


Tom Jackson

LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

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Tom completed his year full time coaching at Backwell Tennis Club in September 2020.  Tom has now moved onto Oxford Brooks University. He will be back during holidays to help out with the coaching programme & holiday camps, plus deliver some lessons.

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 when he is able.

Tom is available for hits & lessons at £20 per hour on 07910643628.


Andy Gray

LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

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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


Ruby Hull

LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

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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


Joe Lyon

LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

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Having been the first full-time assistant to Ben back in 2015, Joe has returned to the club to assist the current coaching team and to play some competitive tennis.

He has been a member at Backwell for over 10 years, and throughout his time has seen extensive first team action and coached many players of all ages and abilities. He has been an on-and-off part of the coaching staff for around 6 years, having been away both at university and due to his temporary role as a tennis coach at a summer camp in America.

After graduating from Coventry in May where he played as the 6th ranked male in the university roster, Joe is pursuing his Level 3 coaching qualification and will be picking up a few hours both assisting and leading sessions on multiple days throughout the week.

Joe is available for hits and lessons at £20 per hour on 07517752810.


Tom Fowler

LTA Level 2 Accredited Coach

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Tom has come through the coaching programme at Backwell tennis club and started playing at a young age. He has a strong playing background representing the club and the men’s and mixed leagues.

Tom is a fully qualified coach and has had experience running and growing his own successful programme. Creating successful and engaging sessions for people of all abilities. He is now at back at Backwell coaching on a part time basis to fit around his job as a painter and decorator.

Tom delivers group coaching to beginner/improver adults on a Wednesday evening at the club and also works with some of the older juniors/students.

Tom is available for individual lessons at £25 an hour on 07910889860


Henry Keattch

LTA Accredited Coach

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Henry is working at Backwell Tennis Club in a full-time role having finished his A-levels last summer at QEH. Henry has committed to the coaching role until September 2021.

Henry has a strong playing background coming through the Junior programme at Backwell Tennis Club & currently represents Backwell in the Men’s & Mixed league teams. Henry hopes to travel for part of his gap year & move onto Nottingham University to study Human Geography in October 2021.

Henry is available for hits & lessons to club members at £15 per hour on 07534438432.


 

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