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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Natalie Hatton

Tennis Participation Coordinator

Natalie is our full time Graduate Business Placement Tennis Participation Coordinator. She studied Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Exeter and was a great support to our coaching programme whilst she was an undergraduate. Natalie now has a keen interest in supporting the development of our mini players and the centres programmes.

Qualifications:

  • LTA Level 3 Coach

Email: n.hatton@exeter.ac.uk

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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 and the University of Exeter's Tennis safeguarding officer.

Email: a.williams5@exeter.ac.uk

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Guy Leverton

Senior 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.

Qualifications:

LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach

LTA Level 1 and 2 tutor

Email: guyleverton@gmail.com
Phone: 01392 723699

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Kevin Davis

Senior Performance Coach

Kevin works mainly with our junior performance players. He 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: kevdavis11@hotmail.co.uk

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Matthew Grover

University Tennis Coordinator

Matt is our University Tennis Coordinator and also one of our coaches. He has been a student at the University of Exeter for the past 4 years and during this time has been an active member of Exeter Tennis Centre's 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 students tennis coaching programme and some on court delivery. He also supports the coaching delivery for the centre’s programmes.

Qualifications

  • LTA Level 3 Coach

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

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Jack Large

Tennis Coach

Jack is currently one of our level 3 coaches and is also an undergraduate studying Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Exeter. 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 a coach, Jack works with a variety of squads across Exeter Tennis Centre’s development and performance programmes, whilst also providing hitting sessions.

Qualifications

  • LTA rating 1.2
  • LTA Level 3 Coach

Email: tenniscentre@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