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


Tom Fowler

LTA Level 3 Accredited+ Coach

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Tom is a fully qualified LTA Level 3 (Accredited+) coach meaning he is one of the highest qualified and experienced coaches on the Backwell coaching team. Being a Level 3 (Accredited+) coach he is qualified to work with players from beginner upto club level individually and in group lessons.

Tom has a strong playing background and represents Backwell Tennis Club in the local leagues. He came through the coaching programme at a young age and has completed all his coaching badges under Ben Tilling. He has also had experience running and growing his own Tennis programme at another club where he doubled the number of players in the programme.

Tom is currently working at the club with our improver to club player adults groups. He also works with some students and juniors at the club.

Available for individual lessons. Please contact Ben Tilling on 07737 725 805.


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.

Available for individual lessons. Please contact Ben Tilling on 07737 725 805.


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.

Available for individual lessons. Please contact Ben Tilling on 07737 725 805.


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.

Available for individual lessons. Please contact Ben Tilling on 07737 725 805.


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.

Available for individual lessons. Please contact Ben Tilling on 07737 725 805.


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.

Available for individual lessons. Please contact Ben Tilling on 07737 725 805.


 

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