Contributors

 

Introduction

Tennis Works is privileged and honoured to be associated with many highly motivated professionals and enthusiasts who bring their various skills and disciplines to us. The individuals listed below have all contributed to what we offer and enable us to present a varied view point on all things tennis.


Contributors

Lesley Blaesbjerg : Chartered Physiotherapist (M.C.S.P) specialising in injury recovery and prevention. She runs her own practice Milton Keynes Physiotherapy Clinic.

Jarlath Brine: Head coach of Oxford University Tennis.

Andy Dowsett: Head coach and Director of Psycheuk, specialising in tennis psychology programmes.

Joe Dinoffer: A Master Professional in both the USPTA and PTR with an extensive world class career within the tennis industry.

Paul Dent: LTA Senior Performance Coach and BASES Accredited Sports Psychologist.

Paul Dent: A world renowned tennis coach of 25 years experience having coached several junior and senior international British players. He co-authored The Tennis Coaches Toolkit.

Tyrell Diaz- Stevens: Former world ranked player he now is the Director / Head Coach of the Berkhamsted Elite Tennis Academy.

Jose Fernandez: Specialist in strength and conditioning training and Head of Tensiomyography (TMG) UK.

Peter Farthing: LTA CCA tennis coach. Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP) and a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Pablo Giacopelli: A world renowned tennis coach and mentor of top players on the ATP tour, Pablo is the founder of UXL who specialise in 'Adding Value to Life' through Life Coachiing.

Steve Green: British Olympic Association Accredited Strength and Conditioning Specialist and author of the Fit Pack System.

Cathryn Haworth: Specialist in Astanga Yoga and  Founder of the Berkhamsted Astanga Yoga Studio.

John Hastings: Specialist in Sports Science; Personal Training; Lifestyle Coaching and Nutritional advice. Founder of Bodybank Lifestyle ltd.

Alan Jones: One of the most respected coaches in British Tennis having masterminded Jo Durie's career (World No 5), he heads up an elite tennis academy (fc**tennis) at DukesMeadow, London, UK.

Mike James: LTA PCA coach and lead tutor on the LTA Senior Performance Coach qualification. He is the Director of Everyball International Academy.

Andy Knibbs: LTA ICA tennis coach and quallified in Counselling Psychology he works as a Sports Education Tutor.

Dan Kiernan: Former British Doubles No 1 and now an internationally renowned tennis coach. He founded and runs the Soto Tennis Academy in Spain.

Jason Lampione: Professional tennis coach and owner of Tennis Logic based in New York. He is also co-owner of Tennis Mind based in the UK.

Jason Liasides: National and European Professional coach and Advanced Personal Trainer based at the KMP Accademy at Dulwich Sports Club.

Peter Lavery: Heading up Peter Lavery Tennis at Chesham Bois, Peter has coached for 11 years and produced top juniors.

Terry Mabbitt: Head Coach of Flitwick and Ampthill LTC with a wealth of tennis experience and knowledge ti share.

Jayne Morley: Former Director of Physical Training at the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Accademy with extensive experience of Sports Massage and Exercise Therapy.

Kim Moe Krohn: Director of College Scholarships helping talented athletes obtain sports scholarships at American universities.

Nick Morgan: Head of Sport Science at Soto Tennis Accademy.

Paul Newman: Coach working with nationally ranked juniors.

Adrian Rattenbury: One of only 20 International Master Professionals, Adrian has coached over 8,000 coaches worldwide. He is President of RPT europe.

Keith Reynolds: Renowned throughout the tennis world having produced 20 National Champions of all ages. Keith coaches on the ATP tour and at the My Tennis International High Performance Centre. He co-authored The Tennis Coaches Toolkit.

Tomas Ruzicka: Coach and founder and head of the In-Between Points Tennis Academy in the Czech Republic.

Mark Tennant: Coach and Director of one of the largest coach education programmes in the UK through Inspire2Coach.

Jim Warner: A former coach and now a professional stringer serving many of the major tournaments including Wimbledon.


Lesley Blaesbjerg
03-048 image1Lesley Blaesbjerg M.C.S.P. qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the early 80's. Initially specialising in brain injury, working specifically for the armed forces rehabilitation units in Surrey.

During the late 1980’s she started re-focussing on musculoskeletal disorders and developed a love of feet and all that they influence, with lower limb bio-mechanics and running injuries being a particular interest of hers. The early neuro background, and the more recent bio-mechanical knowledge have enabled Lesley to analyse movement patterns and promote restoration of normal patterns as a way of injury prevention and injury recovery.

Lesley has strong links with Caron Curragh (one of our most qualified Pilates experts in Buckinghamshire); Milton Keynes Lakeside Running Club, Tennis Works Ltd. And The Saxon Clinic, as well as running her own practice, “Milton Keynes Physiotherapy Clinic”, in the new Bletchley Leisure Centre.

Lesley can be contacted on +44 (0) 845 2266940 


Jarlath Brine
03-048 image2Jarlath was educated at Leicester & Warwick Universities, completing a Master’s Degree in Contemporary British Politics and playing representative Football and Cricket at both universities.

He started coaching in 1996 and was mentored by Tomas Ruzicka and as part of this supported Tomas and the players in his County Performance programme.

Coaching, although a great passion, is a part-time addition to Jarlath’s day job, currently that of an HR Business Partner in the public sector, but it is an addiction that certainly occupies much of his spare time (up to 20 hours per week). His main coaching interests are player management, developing cohesive teams, developing leaders and the mental/ sports psychology performance side to the sport. He has coached the Oxford University tennis teams since 2000. Contact Jarath on jbrine@oxford.gov.uk  


Andy Dowsett

Andy DowsettAndy Dowsett is the Director of Psycheuk and a key figure in tennismind.co.uk as well as the Head Coach of Brentwood Hard Court Tennis Club. He has over 17 years of experience in coaching and coach education and has tutored in tennis psychology programmes around the world. He has also authored two books, Tennis Psychology made Easy and World Class Tennis Mentality. You can contact Andy at performance@psycheuk.com.


Joe Dinoffer

Joe Dinnofer imageJoe Dinoffer has had an extensive "world class" career in the tennis industry, and has conducted clinics and exhibitions in over 50 countries, personally logging over 30,000 hours of instruction in English, Spanish, and German. He is a Master Professional in both the USPTA and PTR, a distinction awarded to only a handful in the tennis industry. Joe also received the prestigious 2006    USPTA Tennis Industry Excellence Award.

Joe is the author and editor of 7 books and more than 20 DVDs. He writes regularly for Tennis Life and Racquet Sports Industry Magazines, and also has numerous instructional tips airing on the Tennis Channel. As a member of the Head/Penn Advisory Staff and National Speaker Bureau, Joe is a frequent speaker at national and international tennis conferences, having conducted over 300 workshops since 1995. 

He is also the founder and president of 3 companies, www.oncourtoffcourt.com, www.kidfitness101.com, and www.preventchildobesity101.com, all dedicated to serving the needs of tennis, fitness and physical education coaches with    innovative training aids and educational tools. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Monika, and their daughter, Kalindi.


Paul Dent
03-048 image3Paul Dent is an LTA Senior Performance Coach and BASES Accredited Sport Psychologist. He supported the GB Men’s Hockey Team in preparation for the 2004 Athens Olympics and was Sport Psychologist to Peter Waterfield, Olympic Silver Medallist GB Men’s Synchro 10m Diving for 5 years. He has also provided support to London Wasps, Reading Football Club and Formula 3 racing and is currently working with a National Ice Skater. For more information, visit www.essential-sport.com, Paul can be contacted at paul@pauldent.co.uk.
 


Paul Dent
03-048 image4Paul Dent has a B.A. (Hons) Sport Science degree from Loughborough University and has been coaching for 25 years. During this time in tennis he has been fortunate to have had a range of experiences. He has presented at two International Tennis Federation World Coaching Conferences in Mexico on ‘User Friendly Bio-mechanics’ and in Portugal on ’Practical Mental Skills Training’, as well as presenting at two ITF Regional workshops in Pretoria, South Africa and Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia.  

Paul has coached several junior and senior International players, two of which have been No.3 and No.2 ranked male and female  British players and was formerly the Coaching Excellence Manager for the LTA, responsible for the coach education and training of ’High Performance’ coaches.

He authored a chapter of ‘World Class Tennis Technique’, published by Human Kinetics and three chapters of ’Psychology for Football’ for the F.A.

Paul is currently the Course and Mentoring Manager of the LTA’s new Master Performance Coach award course and is in the final stages of BASES Supervised Experience, working and training as a Sports Psychologist. He is also an assessor for the ITF’s Coach Education Accreditation system

Paul is co-author along with Keith Reynolds of The Tennis Coach’s Toolkit.


Tyrell Diaz Stevens
03-048 image5Tyrell Diaz Stevens is the director/head coach of the Berkhamsted Elite Tennis Academy (BETA). He was formerly a world ranked player and competed on the tour for 8 years. He has played alongside many current top 100 players, as well as 3 world number ones. He has been to over 40 countries as either a player or coach.

For more information about Tyrell or BETA please visit www.betacademy.co.uk, Tyrell can be contacted at info@betacademy.co.uk


Jose Fernandez

03-048 image3Jose Fernandez graduated with Honours in Physical  Education and Sports Science at the University of Madrid and also obtained a Master’s Degree in Strength and Conditioning Training as applied to young and professional athletes.

Jose heads up Tensiomyography (TMG) in the UK and is based in Manchester. The most high profile tennis player he has worked with is Maria Sharapova during her rehabilitation process after her shoulder injury in 2007.

For further information on TMS and examples of case studies visit tennisworks.net or tensiomyography-uk.com.


Peter Farthing

Peter FarthingWith competitive tennis experience at county level and two years at Temple Junior College, Texas, on a tennis scholarship behind him, Peter began coaching in 1993. He is LTA CCA qualified and currently coaches at Amherst LTC, as well as Sedlescombe LTC, in Hastings.
His interest in human potential led him to become trained as a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP), which provided him with many fascinating insights into the psychology of effective coaching. He is now a qualified Master Practitioner of NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapist and has assisted Paul McKenna Training on hypnosis, NLP practitioner and weight loss training courses.
Although inspired by ‘The Inner Game of Tennis’ a number of years beforehand, a more in-depth study of the concepts began after hearing Sir John Whitmore speak at the BTCA conference in November 2001. Peter’s experiments with the coaching methodology brought immediate results and he started on-going training with Sir John and Caroline Harris the following year. This work evolved into the formation of Inner Works Coaching and a personal commitment to the continued sharing of ever-improving effective coaching practice.
For more information visit www.innerworkscoaching.org, or you may contact Peter at pete@innerworkscoaching.org


Pablo Giacopelli

03-048 image7Pablo Giacopelli has been a professional tennis coach and most recently has begun working as a coach to those looking to excel in a high performance environment. As a tennis coach, Pablo has had the opportunity to put his philosophy into action and see it bear fruit. His coaching philosophy is centred in helping someone to become the complete person. “Too many coaches focus all their efforts in producing only a top tennis player. This approach in my experience is always found wanting as tennis like life often demands a lot more than just being good at a skill in order to maximise ones potential.” 


Each player Pablo has guided and trained on a full time basis has achieved career high rankings as well as record yearly earnings while working with him. This was the case with Catalina Castano, Kaia Kanepi (Quarter-Finalist at Roland Garros), and most recently helping Shahar Peer, who reached a career high ranking of 14 in the world as well as a permanent top 10 position in the yearly race. While he coached these players he helped each of them achieve numerous breakthroughs in their lives, games, and careers, including winning WTA events and defeating several Top 10 players on a regular basis. His coaching skills have also been proven in team situations with him successfully guiding the Estonian Tennis Olympic Team and the Colombian Fed Cup team as team coach on two occasions.

Lately Pablo has begun to transfer what he has learned in his journey as a coach and in life by becoming a coach to people who are involved in high performance environments such as Chief Executives, sports people, actors, and companies who are looking to breakthrough to that next level. His fresh approach, insight, and passion are helping people from all walks of life achieve extraordinary results.

Pablo can be contacted at saintpab@gmail.com


Steve Green
03-048image9Steve Green is a British Olympic Association Accredited Strength and Conditioning Specialist and former physical coach to Henman and Rusedski. In conjunction with M.W.A Ltd has developed The FitPack System, an all-inclusive training programme for young sports people (7 to 16 ). To register your interest in this exciting new approach to children’s fitness training, email trishpanchofitpack@hotmail.com.





Cathryn Haworth
03-048image10Cathy Haworth, a keen sportswoman all of her life was introduced to Ashtanga yoga in 1995, she fell in love with it immediately, and from that moment on she has never looked back. Her love and passion in both practising and teaching Ashtanga shines through in her teaching style, which is both enthusiastic and encouraging. She has a natural ability to inspire her students and guides them through the Ashtanga sequence in a warm and friendly manner. 

Cathryn has studied and trained with some of the leading Astanga practitioners in the world, and has the British Wheel of Yoga teachers diploma. She works with the Berkhamsted Elite Tennis Academy and runs the Berkhamsted Ashtanga Yoga Studio. For more  information visit www.bayogastudio.co.uk or www.betacademy.co.uk, or contact her at cathy@bayogastudio.co.uk


John Hastings
03-048image11John is a former professional sportsman and has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of on-going study and work in the industry. With internationally accredited qualifications in Sports Science, Personal Training, Lifestyle coaching & Nutritional advice, John brings his own unique ideas on how to develop optimum health & fitness.

John is the founder of Bodybank Lifestyle Ltd which incorporates BodyBank Personal Training & BodyBank Corporate Health. John is also the Physical Coach for the Cavill Academy and a ‘Personal Trainer’ in Milton Keynes, UK.. For further information please visit www.bodybankpt.co.uk or contact John at john@bodybankpt.co.uk


Alan Jones
03-048 image12Alan Jones currently heads up the elite tennis academy, fc** tennis, based at Dukes Meadow in London. Having coached many of Britain's National Champions at junior and senior level over many years, Alan is probably the most respected coach in British Tennis. Internationally renowned for having masterminded Jo Durie’s career  (World Number 5), Alan spent over ten years on the international WTA women's tour.

He has also worked with many other British players, including Men’s No.1 Jeremy Bates and Davis Cup player Danny Sapsford, as well as many Federation Cup players, including Karen Cross, Lorna Woodruff, Jo Ward, Sam Smith, Anne Keothavong and Elena Baltacha. He has coached eight British No.1’s and over twenty National age-group winners.

Prior to Jo's playing career, Alan worked as a National Coach for the LTA. After Jo retired, he returned to the LTA, representing the front line of British coaches.

Alan has always been keen to put his international reputation and experience towards giving British tennis a new lease of life and independence. He has been involved with coach education as a lecturer on the Professional Coaches Award for the LTA. As a player, he represented Middlesex for 20 years at Group One in County Week. He played mixed doubles at Wimbledon and is an England colour holder. He is the author of one book, The Tennis Workshop.


Mike James
03-048image12Mike James was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. As a teenager he and his family moved to the United States where he attended high school and then played college tennis at The University of Arizona. Over the last 20 years he has coached at every level of the game from mini tennis and adult beginners to world-ranked junior and senior players. Mike is a LTA PCA Coach and a lead tutor on the LTA Senior Performance Coach Qualification. He is currently Director of the 'Everyball' International Academy based at Halton Tennis Centre (LTA HPC) and sees himself primarily as a coach, educator and motivator, fascinated by 'change' in all its dimensions.

For further information visit www.everyball.net and / or www.haltontennis.co.uk


Andy Knibbs
03-048image13Andy Knibbs is an LTA ICA tennis coach with over 20 years’ experience and an MSc in Counselling Psychology from the City University, London. He currently works as a Sports Education Tutor delivering courses on ‘How to Help Children Develop Self Belief’, using the Inner Game and Child-centred coaching. He is also a tutor for the LTA delivering their UKCC level 1 and 2 courses.

Andy began learning the Inner Game methodology with Sir John Whitmore, Sir David Hemery and Caroline Harris in 2002 and subsequently co-founded Inner Works Coaching and more latterly Coachingkids4SelfBelief. He believes that the effective application of child-centred coaching skills, are essential in helping children realise their full potential and developing self-belief. Currently, he is writing an online child-centred coaching programme specifically aimed at helping coaches, teachers and parents learn the skills of effective questioning and attentive and empathic listening. The programme is interactive and includes video footage of children engaging in the coaching process.

You may contact Andy at andy@coachingkids4selfbelief.com


Dan Kiernan
03-048image15Dan has been playing tennis since he was 7 years old and at 14 was one of the top juniors in the world. As a junior he won 8 different national championships and the 14 and Under Doubles World Championships, while represented Great Britain in all age groups and competed in junior grand slam events. At 18, Dan was the national junior number 1 and was awarded a tennis scholarship to Louisiana State University and during his four years there, he was part of one of the most successful college teams in the USA. Dan achieved a senior national ranking of 5 in doubles and 25 in singles. After graduating, Dan spent three years travelling the world on the pro tour. During that time he won more than 20 professional singles and doubles titles, and competed at Wimbledon. He was consistently ranked inside the top 15 in Great Britain in singles and the top 700 on the ATP tour. He excelled in doubles, and as well as being former British doubles number 1, he was ranked inside the top 150 in the world. Since retiring from the pro tour in 2005, he has coached several young players up to international level in their age groups and in 2009 he captained the Great Britain Under 12's team in the European Nations Cup in Italy. He also continued to compete competitively in the German Bundesliga league, partnering Michael Stich in doubles, and coaching top ATP players during their matches. In May 2010 he set up Soto Tennis Academy in Spain to create individual and tailored programmes for his  players specific needs where they have 3 of the current top 5 British Juniors.

For more information, visit www.sototennis.com or contact Dan at dan@sototennis.com


Jason Lampione

Jason Lampione imageJason Lampione has been playing and coaching for over 15 years and brings an enormous amount of knowledge and expertise to the industry. He is extensively involved with player development, mental toughness, sport psychology, peak  performance, personal and business mentorship along with training ranked junior and adult  players from around the world. Jason has  established his own company called 'Tennis Logic Management Services,' which is based in New York.  Co-partnered with Andy Dowsett of Tennis Mind located in the United Kingdom,  along with an active online writer and blogger for The   Bleacher Report. Jason can be contacted at jlampione@yahoo.com.

 

 


Jason Liasides

Jason Liasides imageJason Liasides joined the coaching team of Dulwich Sports Club KMP Tennis Academy in 2003, delivering group and personal lessons to juniors through to senior club team players and club members. He also manages and delivers the Fitness Programme of the top two Academy Tennis Squads. Jason has professional certificates with the RPT and is registered as a National and   European Professional Coach. He is also a qualified Advanced Personal Trainer, holding a Level 3 accreditation. For more information please visit www.kmptennisacademy.co.uk.

 

 

 


Peter Lavery

Peter Lavery - ContributorPeter has been coaching at Chesham Bois Tennis Club for the past 11 years. He has coached in Brisbane and worked with Tom Martin and Jim Davis in Ohio USA and has gained exper1ience throughout the UK. He is dedicated to catering for the needs of all players and strives to create a club which can provide tennis for 2 year olds as well as national champions. Peter coached Laura and Toby to top 10 positions in their age groups nationally. For further information visit www.peterlaverytennis.com.

 

 


Terry Mabbitt

Terry MabbittTerry is a Lawn Tennis Association and Squash Racquets Association Qualified Professional Coach and was an LTA Coach Education Tutor for 25 years. He was the former regional tennis coach for the West Midlands and North East of England, spent 7 years as the Scottish National Coach and 5 years British Tennis University Senior Coach based at the University of Sterling. He has also been Managing Director of the North East Regional Tennis Centre, an indoor tennis centre based at a disused aircraft hangar in County Durham. Terry is a nine times county Bedfordshire tennis champion and 7 times county squash champion, who also competed as a World Championship player. Currently he is the head coach at Flitwick and Ampthill LTC in Bedfordshire plus proprietor of Topspin Racquets, a retail racquet and equipment shop based in Flitwick.

You can contact Terry or Topspin racquets by calling 01525 718489, or by emailing terrymabbitt@hotmail.co.uk.


Jayne Morley

Jayne MorleyJayne Morely qualified in Sports Science at Loughborough University, She then went onto become Director of Physical Training at the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona, she also co-ordinated the medical team here. The academy is a world renowned centre of excellence best known for training Andy Murray and Svetlana Kuznetsova to the top of the world tennis rankings.  Jayne trained a number of professional players including Andy Murray, Arantxa Sanchez, Chanda Rubin, Alexandra Wozniak, and travelled on the women’s tour with Romina Oprandi , ranked top 50, and developing junior players. Jayne has extensive experience as a Sports Massage and Exercise Therapist and is now a student of Osteopathy.

Jayne can be contacted at morleyjayne@hotmail.com.


Kim Moe Krohn
03-48image16Kim Moe Krohn is the director of College Scholarships USA Ltd. He helps talented athletes obtain sports scholarships at American universities. He is originally from Oslo, Norway, but currently lives in London, UK.

Since 2008, he has helped tennis players from England, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia,and South Africa go to the United States on tennis scholarships.

Kim played NCAA D1 and D2 soccer for the University of South Carolina Upstate between 2004 and 2007. He graduated from USC Upstate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Journalism (Magna Cum Laude).

Kim has featured in several of Norway’s biggest media outlets regarding the combination of high level sports and education in the United States.

“The experience of being a student-athlete in the United States is life-changing one. I am very passionate about creating opportunities for our clients, to help fulfill their potential in the sporting and academic arena. It is a great pleasure to seeing our clients succeeding in the States and follow them through their college journey.” – Kim Moe Krohn

For further information visit www.collegescholarshipsusa.com. Kim can be contacted by emailing post@collegescholarshipsusa.com 


Nick Morgan

Nick MorganNick Morgan is head of Sport Science at the Soto Tennis Academy in Spain, managing the integration of the key support services of physiology, nutrition and sports medicine across their players    Performance Programmes. Nick has previously been head of Sport Science at the Lucozade Sport Science Academy, and a physiologist at both Lilleshall and Holme Pierrepont National Sport Centers. For more information, visit www.sototennis.com or contact Nick at nick@sototennis.com


Paul Newman
03-047 image17Paul Newman is a highly skilled and motivated tennis professional who is currently working with a nationally ranked U14 girl who is currently entering Tennis Europe tournaments.

He has worked with Peter Burwash International (PBI), where he has embraced many of his coaching concepts.

Paul also operates two successful businesses, one a Stringing and Racquet Customization business and the other is a Freelance Coaching business. He can be contacted at paul.newman72@btopenworld.com
 


Adrian Rattenbury
03-048 image18Adrian is the President of the RPTeurope and has been involved in full time coaching for 30 years the majority of this in coach education. He has overseen the training of over 8,000 coaches around the world and has been voted the UK, European, Middle East and World Professional Coach of the Year and is one of only 20 International Master Professionals in the world.

For further information, visit www.rpteurope.com
 


Keith Reynolds
03-048 image19Keith was educated at Millfield School, Somerset where he gained a tennis and football scholarship and Downing College Cambridge where he graduated with a Degree in Economics.

After extensive travelling, a career in finance, and experience of international tennis, he found his vocational career – tennis coaching.

In 1979, with his business partner Ashley Broomhead, he bought the Watchorn Tennis Club. It was awarded Club of the Year in 1991 for its  pioneering work in laying clay court surfaces, low cost indoor structures, community tennis programmes and producing over 20 National Champions of all ages.

Keith continued to play and coach at performance level by captaining the country at Seniors Level as well as having held the positions of Junior National Team Coach, Senior Tutor LTA Performance Coach Award and International Tennis Federation Level II Performance Award Tutor. He has tutored courses in Africa, Asia and Europe.

He coaches on the ATP tour and works at My Tennis International High Performance Centre at Loughborough (UK) as coach, mentor and in partnership with Paul Dent, a coach education and mentoring service – The Tennis Coaches Toolkit. 

For more information visit www.thetennistoolkit.com


Tomas Ruzicka

Profile - Tomas RuzickaTomas started coaching tennis at 16 and although a qualified teacher has focused full time on tennis since he was 26. After working with top juniors in Prague he came to the UK and was Head Coach / Manager of Matchpoint Pro Tennis in Southampton before becoming Head Performance Coach at Nottinghamshire Tennis Centre. He was the County Performance Officer for Oxfordshire, as well as Head Coach at Oxford University.

Tomas is a highly qualified tennis coach with qualifications attained throughout Europe. He is currently running his own academy In-between Points in his native Czech Republic, as well as consulting to other coaching centres and tutoring for the Czech Tennis association. Studying everything related to tennis and to his players is his passion as well as history, psychology, travel, good food and people he can learn from.

To gain a further insight into the philosophy of  Tomas visit  www.inbetweenpoints.com.


Mark Tennant
03-048 image20Mark Tennant is a Director of inspire2coach, responsible for its growing Coach Education Programme in the UK and around the world. Mark has worked with the ITF and many tennis federations and is a regular speaker at international conferences and workshops around the world. During his time at the ITF, Mark was involved in the development of the Tennis…Play and Stay campaign. In the UK, he has tutored over 80 qualification courses for the LTA. He has over 20 year of experience coaching players young and old. For further information visit www.inspire2coach.co.uk.


Jim Warner
 03-048 image21Jim has worked in the industry for over 20 years both as a tennis coach and professional stringer. He is a member of the United Kingdom and European Racquet Stringing Association and is part of a very selective team of Pro Stringers in Europe. He has been stringing tennis racquets for the highest ranked players in the world since 2007.

Jim is one of six stringers who serves the ATP Eastbourne tournament and one of twenty stringers at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.

Jim’s hobby is collecting tennis memorabilia and what a fine collection he has. Visit his website at www.JimsTennis.com