John Whiteford

06 May 2011

Title >
Head Tennis Coach

Biography >
Former British International player and world ranked top 200, John coached for the Dutch Tennis Federation for 2 years working with their top 10 senior Women players, both in Holland and at tournaments worldwide.

He moved on to work for the LTA Women’s Training Department as U16/U18/Senior National Coach, training, captaining and traveling internationally with players. After 5 years for the LTA, he became Head Coach running the Scholarship Programme at Sevenoaks School, which under his leadership became the top UK tennis school, winning the British Schools’ Championships and Public Schools’ Championships several times between 1992-1996.

Joining the University of Bath in 1997 at the commencement of the LTA Tennis Scholarship Programme, he has guided the Men’s and Women’s Teams to great success, winning the British University Men’s Championships in 1998/99/00/01, and the Women’s Championships in 2001/02. Additionally, he has been Men’s Coach for the British Team at the World University Games in Palma (1999) and Beijing (2001), and Team Manager in Korea (2003) and Izmir, Turkey (2005).

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