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Barry’s successful tennis career began on the Junior ITF circuit where he achieved a ranking inside the top 100, superseded...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

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...

Craig Proctor

20 March 2011

Title: Academy Performance Coach Biography: Craig is the academy performance coach at Team Bath MCTA and deals with all aspects of coaching with particular emphasis on the junior programme. Craig is a former Avon player who, before joining us, was coach at the Lansdown club in Bath. He has coached several national standard juniors and continues to pass on his expertise to our academy juniors.  

Henry Jones

16 January 2011

Role: Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach for Team Bath MCTA Tennis Qualifications: UKSCA Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (ASCC). 2013 ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist. 2013 Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM).2013 Sports Performance Fitness Level 1 – Wellfast- the Margot Wells School of Speed. 2013 Loughborough University: Sports Science with Management. BSc. 2010 Started at Team Bath: January 2017   Previous work: Head of Strength & Conditioning at an LTA High Performance Academy. S&C support...

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