Meet the Exeter Tennis Centre team

Charlotte Wallace

Tennis Programme Manager

Charlotte was the University of Exeter’s first tennis scholar and has represented England and Great Britain. As a junior she competed at Wimbledon and trained full time at the Andres Gimeno Academy in Spain. Her highest junior world ranking was 150 and senior 880. She was ranked in the top twenty for British open women.

Charlotte oversees the running of the Performance, Development & Schools Programme. She also manages the coaching team and tennis staff as well as the Coach Education and Tournament Programme.

Qualifications:

  • LTA Rating 3.1
  • LTA Performance Coach Award
  • National Professional Coach - European Registry of Tennis Professionals

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

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Ann Williams

Coach Education and Tournament Administrator

Ann joined the Tennis Office in September 2014, she brings with her six years’ experience as an Lawn Tennis Association County Administrator.

Ann is the main point of contact and coordinator for the Tennis Coach Education Centre at the University of Exeter and Exeter Tennis Centre Tournaments.

Ann is also an Lawn Tennis Association DBS verifier for the South West.

Email: a.williams5@exeter.ac.uk

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Kevin Davis

Senior Performance Coach

Kevin represented Birmingham University for tennis during his time there, whilst completing his Undergraduate study in Sport and Physical Education, followed by a PHD in Talent ID.

Kevin enjoys working alongside athletes of all ages and abilities and looks forward to helping players to achieve their full potential.

Qualifications:

  • LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach

Email: k.davis@exeter.ac.uk

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Matthew Grover

University Tennis Coordinator

Matt has been a student at the University of Exeter for the past 3 years and during this time he has been an active member of the Exeter Tennis Centre coaching team. His passion for the game and enthusiasm has helped others to achieve their goals and ambitions, whilst developing their love for the sport. Matt still enjoys competing for the University.

Matt is responsible for the running of the student tennis coaching programme and some on court delivery. He also supports the mini & junior performance programme.

Matthew is available to coach individuals at £10.00 per hour.

Qualifications

  • LTA rating 5.2
  • LTA Level 2 Coach

Email: m.grover@exeter.ac.uk
Phone: 01392 723699

Jack Large

Assistant Coach

Having taken up tennis after moving to Germany, Jack 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.

Working as an assistant coach, Jack works with a variety of squads across Exeter Tennis Centre’s development and performance programmes, whilst also providing hitting sessions.

Jack is available to coach individuals at £10.00 per hour.

Qualifications

  • LTA rating 4.1
  • LTA Level 2 Coach

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

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Natalie Hatton

University Tennis Ambassador and Assistant Development Coach

Nat has been a student with us for the past 2 years and has been instrumental for the increased participation within the student tennis club. A 2nd team player, Nat plays to a high standard and enjoys competing for the University. She is an energised coach with real passion for the game.

Qualifications:

  • LTA Level 2 Coach

Email: nh301@exeter.ac.uk

Lewie Parker

Lewie Parker

Coach

Lewie came through the Exeter University Tennis Programme as a player and competes at county level; he has also played for the South West in the British college championships twice. Lewie is now a part time coach and assists with our development programme.  

Qualifications:

  • LTA rating 4.1
  • LTA Level 3 Coach

Email: lewiep10@hotmail.co.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.

Jonathan is available to coach individuals at £25.00 per hour.

Qualifications:

  • LTA rating 6.2
  • LTA Level 4 Coach
  • CCA Coach
  • PTR Assistant Coach

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

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Matt Barrett

Assistant Coach

Matt has been a volunteer at Victoria Park for the past 3 years and now assists Jon Rycroft with the delivery of our development programme.  He represents the Victoria Park Teams (which are currently in division 1 and 2 in the Exeter and District Tennis League).

Qualifications:

  • LTA Level 2 Coach
  • Level 3 Coaching and Fitness extended diploma (BTEC

Matt is available to coach individuals for £10.00 per hour.

Email: matt.barrett17@hotmail.co.uk
Phone: 01392 723699

Guy Leverton

Guy Leverton

Performance Coach

After competing full time, Guy began his coaching career in 1988. Since then, he has worked across a wide spectrum of coaching positions including Club Head Coach, Performance Coach at an LTA Performance Centre, Lead Coach of the British Armed Forces Tennis Team for the Invictus Games and LTA Coach Education Tutor.

Email: guyleverton@gmail.com
Phone: 01392 723699