Tom Corrie excited to take Regional Player Development Centre reins at Team Bath and guide next generation of tennis talent

26 June 2020

Tom Corrie, who helped Joe Salisbury develop into an Australian Open champion, has been appointed as the new Regional Player Development Centre (RPDC) Head Coach for Team Bath Tennis.

He is no stranger to the Sports Training Village at the University of Bath having previously been the LTA Regional Pathway Coach for the South & South West of England.

He will now oversee the RPDC at Team Bath, one of 11 high-quality coaching environments in the country designed to nurture the talents of the best junior tennis players aged 10-14 and help their progression to national and international competition.

“I’m really excited to be joining such a high-quality team in a world-class venue at Team Bath,” said Corrie. “I love tennis, hard work and coaching. This is a great opportunity for me to take what I’ve learnt working with some high-level older players and adapt it to support the next generation of younger players.”

A former professional player, Corrie began his coaching career at Gosling Tennis Academy in Hertfordshire where his training group included former British number two Aljaz Bedene, his brother Ed Corrie, who twice competed at Wimbledon, and Salisbury.

Tom Corrie with Australian Open doubles champion Joe Salisbury

With Corrie’s help, Salisbury has become one of the world’s best doubles players and reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2018 and quarter-finals at the French Open in 2019 before winning the Australian Open alongside Rajeev Ram in January 2020.

Corrie’s recent role with the LTA means he brings a vast amount of experience across all areas of the tennis pathway and Barry Scollo, Head of Tennis at Team Bath, is looking forward to working with him.

“Tom is a great addition to the team and brings so much experience of all levels of the game,” he said. “I know Tom will enjoy working with the team and has extremely high professional standards.

“Tom’s time in Gosling, which is similar in many ways to Team Bath, will also put him in a strong position to hit the ground running.”

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