Barry Scollo

Title: Director of Tennis

Date and Place of Birth: 1980, Turin, Italy

Athletes Coached:
Coached and worked with all players at the former LTA National Tennis Academy including Chris Helliar, James Chaudry, James Turbervill.

Coach to GB player Laura Peterzan formerly top 20 in UK.

Hitter to top 100 player in Italy Rita Grande.

Barry’s successful tennis career began on the Junior ITF circuit where he achieved a...

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Tom Ellis

Title: Head of Club Coaching

Date and Place of Birth: 1986 in Durham, UK


Having achieved a 1st Class (Hons) degree in Exercise Science from the University of Leeds Tom went into grass roots coaching, delivering a range of sports ranging from tennis, cricket, fencing and target shooting.

Tom joined Team Bath in 2011 studying a Part-Time Masters in Coach Education and Sports Development (Merit achieved 2014) and taking on the role of...

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David Sammel

Title: Head Coach

Date and Place of Birth: 1961; Johannesburg, South Africa


David Sammel, a former professional tennis player, helped found the MCTAGroup in 2006.

He has over 20 years experience in coaching international players, many of whom have represented their countries in Davis Cup including Great Britain (Cowan, Maclagan, Richardson, Delgado, Parmar and Lee), Finland (Kontinen) and South Africa (Moodie, Haggard, Koenig) and the Olympics (Barry...

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Jon Bastin

Title: Club Coach

Date and Place of Birth: 1968, Swindon, UK

Jon is the main Club Coach within the University Tennis programme. He gives individual and group lessons to adults and juniors as well as assisting on some Mini Tennis, schools outreach work and junior development lessons.

He was formerly a Tennis Coach at the Delta Centre in Swindon and previous to that was Head Coach at Pewsey Tennis Club in Wiltshire.

Competitive Record:

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Ben Elliott

Title: Mini Tennis Performance Coach


Ben has been coaching tennis full-time for almost 10 years and is currently an LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach. He has a degree in Sports Development and Coaching.

During Ben’s coaching career he has worked with players of wide range of ages and abilities; from beginners right through to players winning National Championships. His real passion is working with young talented players from 6-14 years old, developing them to have a...

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