Meet the Exeter Tennis Centre team‌

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Charlotte Wallace

Tennis Programme Manager

Charlotte is the Tennis Programme Manager who oversees the running of the facilities, staff and all the programmes which includes our Community, Performance, AASE, LTA Coach Education Centre and the University Student programmes. She has worked for the University for more than 5 years firstly developing the mini performance programme then as the performance tennis manager. Charlotte also studied Law at the University of Exeter and was the first tennis scholar, as a junior she competed at Wimbledon and trained full time at the Andres Gimeno Academy in Spain. Her highest junior ITF world ranking was 150 and senior WTA ranking was 880. She was ranked in the top twenty for British open women.

Email: c.e.wallace@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 723699

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Jack Large

Student Performance Coach

Jack has taken on the new role of Student Performance coach and will work with the University's BUCS tennis teams as well as coaching our performance and AASE players. He is an Exeter graduate having a gained a degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Jack is an experienced level 3 coach having worked at Exeter Tennis Centre for 4 years, 3 years whilst studying an 1 year as a full time coach. His main coaching focus is performance and developing players to a national level. Jack took up tennis after moving to Germany and quickly established himself on the international stage. Having won back to back tournaments in Berlin and the Berlin masters in doubles, Jack has also attended a number of European Tennis tournaments throughout his career.

Qualifications

  • LTA rating 1.2
  • LTA Level 3 Coach

Available for individual lessons - jackylargey@gmail.com

Email: tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 723699

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Guy Leverton

Senior Performance Coach

Guy has been coaching for over 30 years. He has has worked across all aspects of the industry from Club Coach to lead coach in an LTA High Performance Centre. He currently delivers for our LTA Coach Education Centre and on our Junior and University Performance Programmes. Guy is an LTA Coach Education Tutor and Assessor.

Email: guyleverton@gmail.com
Phone: 01392 723699

Katie Millar

University Tennis Coordinator

Katie is our University Tennis Coordinator and also one of our coaches. She is graduate from the University of Portsmouth where she was an active member of the student tennis club and tennis ambassador focusing on increasing participation. Katie has a wealth of tennis experience mainly playing at a high level.

Katie is responsible for the running of the students tennis coaching programme and some on court delivery. She also supports the coaching delivery for the centre’s programmes.

Qualifications

  • LTA Level 1 Coach

Email: k.e.millar@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 723699

Jonathan Rycroft

Victoria Park - Head Coach

Jonathan’s long tennis career has taken him all over world, bringing with it experience of coaching in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and America. Along the way he has coached all levels of player, from beginners to nationally ranked juniors, whilst also setting up a number of world tour exhibition matches.

In his role at Victoria Park Tennis Club Jonathan oversees the entire coaching programme. An LTA Level 4, CCA and PTR assistant coach, he is also able to coach groups and individuals of all ages and abilities.

Qualifications:

  • LTA Level 4 Coach
  • CCA Coach
  • PTR Assistant Coach

Email: coachrycroft@hotmail.com
Phone: Text 07851 296713

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Alan Pope

Performance Coach (Strength & Conditioning)

Known to colleagues and clients as “Beef”, Alan has worked for the University for almost 25 years, and became a Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2005. Alan has been working for the University of Exeter for over 20 years, joining the High Performance Unit in 2005. His expert knowledge has led him to sit on the National Advisory Group for Strength and Conditioning and deliver services on behalf of the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS). A UKSCA accredited Strength and conditioning coach, Alan has worked with such athletes as Tom Daley (World Diving Champion and Olympic Bronze medallist) and Nick Thompson (GB Sailing Gold Medallist).

"My role involves movement assessments, injury rehabilitation and sports psychology, as well as advising athletes on lifestyle, diet, nutrition and coaching. I get to work with athletes competing in a wide variety of sports - from Hockey to Rugby, Triathlon to Netball and Tennis to Wheelchair Rugby. It is a constantly evolving role which is both challenging and hugely enjoyable. As for the best part of the job, it's great to see a young 18 year old fresher transform into an athletic 21 year old that has succeeded with both their academic degree and their sport at Exeter. I don't know of many similar programmes in the UK that offer such a complete package for such a high number of athletes. This year we are delivering to over 300 athletes across more than a dozen sports that compete in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) competitions. The vision for the programme is to develop our athletes and teams into BUCS contenders, whilst offering student athletes an experience as close to professional sport as possible, and through this further enhance their overall student experience."

Email: a.pope@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 722387