News Archive, Category: Coaches

Barry Scollo

10 May 2011

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. Biography: Barry’s successful tennis career began on the Junior ITF circuit where he achieved a ranking inside the top 100, superseded...

Tom Ellis

04 May 2011

Title: Head of Club Coaching Date and Place of Birth: 1986 in Durham, UK Biography: 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 University Tennis...

David Sammel

02 May 2011

Title: Head Coach Date and Place of Birth: 1961; Johannesburg, South Africa Biography: 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 Cowan, Sydney 2000). He has also coached numerous...

Jon Bastin

02 May 2011

Title: Club Coach Date and Place of Birth: 1968, Swindon, UK Biography: 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:...

Ricky Reardon

02 May 2011

Title: Club Coach Biography: Ricky joined Team Bath from Lansdown Tennis Club in Bath. He is an LTA Level 4 coach, and has previously held coaching jobs in the USA and various clubs in the South East. He has extensive experience of coaching both juniors and adults, including at camps and focusing on individual instruction. Ricky played national standard as a junior and still represents Avon in county fixtures.

Alex Walker

19 April 2011

Title: Tennis Development Officer Biography: Former Business Masters student Alex enjoyed great success during her playing days at the University of Bath, winning BUCS titles and representing Great Britain at the World University Games among other successes. As a coach, she was involved in the University's student tennis set-up before taking on the role of tennis development officer.

Melanie South

18 April 2011

Title: Academy Tennis Coach Biography: Melanie’s successful tennis career saw her reach career-high WTA rankings of 99th in singles and 120th in doubles. Through her professional career from 2004-2013, she had wins over Grand Slam champions Francessca Schiavone (at Wimbledon) and Petra Kvitova (in LA). Melanie also went on to make the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon. Melanie has been working with some of our top juniors in the country over the last year...

Eve Hughes

08 April 2011

Title: Academy Tennis Coach Biography: PCA-qualified Eve achieved junior and senior world rankings in her playing days and captained numerous Great Britain junior teams. She has been a coach at Team Bath for many years, working with numerous leading GB junior girls. Eve is also a qualified sports masseuse. In 2009 Eve was the Great Britain team coach for the World University Games in Belgrade, overseeing silver and bronze medals. She has also been the Great Britain...

Ian MacDonald

06 April 2011

Title: Assistant Head Coach Biography: Ian is a level 5 LTA Pro coach. Following a two-year position at Millfield, one of Britain’s leading sports schools, he joined Team Bath Tennis as an academy coach. During his time at Team Bath, Ian has produced two junior Wimbledon and Team AEGON players. Ian was a top eight national player and is a BA (Hons) graduate in Sports Management from UWIC University. 'Macca' has been very involved with the...

Peter Martin

04 April 2011

Title: Tennis Operations Manager Biography: Pete is the Tennis Operations Manager for the Team Bath MCTA Tennis Academy and Touring Team. He has worked in tennis for the last six years and has a wide range of responsibilities connected to the tennis programmes operating at Bath. Pete’s main focus is managing the administration, education, accommodation, logistics and travel arrangements for the Academy and Touring Team Players and Coaches. Pete is passionate about the development of junior...

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