Meet The Team

  • Huw Solari

    Huw Solari

    LTA Level 2 Assistant & Lead Coach

    Having finished his degree & worked full time at Backwell Tennis Club 2016/17, Huw is completing his PGCE at Bath Spa University and continues to coach at Backwell Tennis Club on Wednesdays & Weekends.

    Huw has been a member of the club for over 15 years & plays to a high standard himself. He represents the club in the summer & winter leagues & has made the final of the Men's Club Championships the last two years.

    Huw Leads & assists in many parts of the programme & is also available for individual lessons at £15 hour on 07398721404


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    Henry Hoult

    LTA Level 2 Assistant & Lead Coach

    Henry is working at Backwell Tennis Club in a full time role having finished his A-Levels last summer. Henry has committed to the coaching role until September 2019 & has recently applied to do his LTA Level 3 coaching badge.

    As Men's Doubles Champion, Henry has a strong playing background himself & is available for individual lessons at £15 hour on 07477120071.

    Henry will be traveling in New Zealand & Australia during the winter of 2017/18. Whilst on his travels he also plans to coach in Melbourne, Australia, as well has spending a week at the Australian Open.

  • John Tarkanyi

    John Tarkanyi

    LTA Level 2 Assistant and Lead Coach

    As a talented player himself, John decided to help others get the most out of the sport and achieved his Level 1 coaching badge, followed by Level 2, recently. John assists with the Adult Coaching on a Wednesday evening and can often be heard shouting 'move your feet' to the adults who may be taking it easy for a second.

    John also plays for BTC in the Men's first team on a Friday evening.

  • Bryan Daly

    Bryan Daly

    LTA Level 2 Assistant and Lead Coach

    We would like to welcome Bryan Daly to the Coaching team at Backwell tennis Club. Bryan has recently gained his LTA Level 2 Coaching Badge & is also LTA Registered & insured.

    Bryan has recently taken early retirement from HSBC bank where a major part of his role was the coaching and development of individuals. He has always kept himself fit and active through running and racket sports.

    He is now in a position where he can impart his experience and enthusiasm to others. Bryan is initially focusing on schools tennis, mini tennis and adult beginners/improvers and is available for individual lessons at a rate of £15 per hour. Contact: 07766 733125.

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    Paul Jackson

    Junior League Organiser & Captain, Junior Co-ordinator, Child Protection Officer

    Paul has organised the Junior Leagues for a number of years. This year Backwell Tennis Club are running nine Mini Tennis & Junior teams which is far more than we've ever done. This is as a direct result of the success of the coaching squads and is a very exciting time for us. For some of the children this is their first foray into competitive tennis and is the next stage in their tennis development. It involves matches at home but also away at other clubs around the area and should provide a brilliant experience for the children.

    Along with this Paul is also the Junior Co-ordinator for Backwell Tennis Club & is involved in making sure the club retains 'club mark' for the LTA plus a host of other roles including being the clubs Child Protection Officer.
    He is often seen helping Ben on court with the Performance 1 session where is son Tom trains, & also assisting with umpiring on Finals weekend. You could say Backwell Tennis Club is his second home!

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    Nick Gray

    LTA Level 2 Coach

    Nick is currently studying Sport and Exercise Science at university of Bath. He is also continuing to Coach part time in Bath whilst doing his degree.

    Having come through the coaching programme himself, Nick still comes back to represent Backwell Mens in both the Avon & North Somerset Leagues.

    When he is back from University Nick continues to help Coach with the Mini Tennis, Juniors & Adults Nick is also available to take individual lessons when he is back.

  • Joe Lyon

    Joe Lyon

    LTA Level 2 Assistant and Lead Coach

    Having worked full time at Backwell Tennis Club in 2016, Joe is completing his degree at Coventry University. Joe plays to a good standard, representing Coventry University in student matches & also Backwell Tennis Club when he is back.

    A popular member of the coaching team, Joe is back during holidays to assist with the coaching & holiday camps.

  • Huw Solari

  • Henry Hoult

  • John Tarkanyi

  • Teresa Norman

  • Paul Jackson

  • Nick Gray

  • Joe Lyon