Meet the Team
Meet the team
The team at STC are all homegrown coaches and local. Each team member has a wide range of knowledge and skills!
LTA Level 3 Coach
Director of Tennis
Adam is the director and founder of Skipton Tennis Centre. Adam has 20 years of coaching experience working with both local communities and businesses in the Craven area. His passion for tennis started when he was just aged 8 watching Andre Agassi playing at Wimbledon. He later joined a local club and went on to train and compete at county level before starting his coaching programme at aged 17.
More recently he helped steer Skipton Tennis Centre to winning LTA National Club of the year 2017 -18. He is extremely passionate about opening tennis up and making it accessible and relevant to all who play. Adam’s belief is being enthusiastic, creative and innovative.
Away from tennis he enjoys walking, running, travel and listening to house music and more recently he has taken to learning how to snowboard.”
Take a look at the video below. This shows an interview with Adam and shows a short snippet of how far the club has come.
LTA Level 3 Coach | BA Hons Sport and Exercise Science
Jonny started assisting with the coaching program and holiday camps during his school work experience week in 2005. He is now a level 3 accredited LTA coach with over 10 years’ experience working with mini, junior and adult beginner, improver and club players in individual, group or holiday camp sessions. Jonny captains the mens doubles first team, and the junior teams, as well as organising our popular monthly fun junior match plays. He is passionate about helping any tennis player develop their game technically, tactically, physically and mentally and finds it rewarding to see them competing for the teams or enjoying tennis on a social level.
Jonny plays a key role in the delivery of the school’s tennis and multi sport program all year round. He spent 4 months coaching tennis and playing rugby in New Zealand in 2017 and enjoys travelling, reading books, listening to podcasts, going hiking, and loves just about anything and everything sporty.
LTA Level 3 Coach
Qualified PE Teacher
Ji was a Head of PE for several years but joined the coaching team at the start of STC’s journey in 2007. He coaches in several Primary schools and clubs, and really enjoys seeing both children and adults progress in their play and enjoyment of the sport.
He plays for a mixed and men’s squad during the tennis season and enjoys the challenge of trying to outwit his opponents.
Away from the court Ji is also a coach for both cricket and football. In his spare time, he likes walking, travelling and food.
LTA Level 3 Coach
BASI Alpine Ski Instructing Level 2
Ueli has developed a passion for tennis from the age of seven through the attendance of coaching programmes run by Skipton Tennis Centre. Ueli is a home-grown talent who has since achieved LTA coaching level 3 and has 4 years coaching experience under his belt. As an integral member of the Skipton Tennis Centre community, Ueli has regularly been a team player and captain of various STC teams.
When coaching, he gets tremendous satisfaction from sharing his passion for tennis and helping people achieve their personal goals, whether fitness, social or skill orientated.
Ueli balances his coaching year with ski instructing in Switzerland through the winter months. In his free time, he enjoys biking, running, paragliding and generally being out in the Yorkshire Dales.
LTA Level 3 Coach
Currently studying BSc (Hons) Degree Sports Coaching
Adam’s passion is tennis. He is both a men’s and mixed first team player at Skipton Tennis Centre. Currently he is a qualified LTA Level 2 tennis coach and is working towards level 3 by April 2020.
Adam discovered his passion for all sports at the age of 9 when he was scouted for Bradford City. He played at the Bradford City academy for 6 years competing against teams such as Manchester United.
Adam is currently studying Double Sport and Business A-Levels at South Craven School and hoping to go off to University to study Sports Coaching further.
LTA Level 3 Coach
Qualified Primary Teacher
Yoga & Meditation Teacher
David’s coaching philosophy is to inspire children and adults to play from the heart and strive for excellence. He loves to bring all his passions together, including teaching, tennis, sports science and life coaching, and works with adults and juniors from beginner Mini Red level to performance players.
Having played tennis since he was four years old, he is passionate about the sport and qualified as a coach in 2010. He has coached tennis in Lancashire, London and Australia, and has worked at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, providing the best junior players in the country with off-court support and education. Most recently, David has been a primary school teacher and is now happy to be back in sport and coaching!
Outside tennis, he loves cricket and football, health and wellbeing, hiking, writing, science, space, Spanish and travelling.
BSc (Hons) Degree Sports Coaching
FA & LTA Level 1 Coach
Fred has 10 years of coaching experience with a passion for all kinds of sports but especially football. He played for Burnley, Bradford City and as a trialist at Blackburn Rovers.
He furthered his education and obtained a 2.1 BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Coaching achieved at Leeds Metropolitan University which led him to working in America with Challenger Sports coaching football at various academies, camps and schools.
Amongst that Fred holds a FA Level 1 Coaching Badge and an LTA Level 1 Coaching certificate.
His hobbies are spending time with his family and friends, travelling abroad and listening to house and techno music, not forgetting following his beloved football team Manchester.
BA (Hons) Retail Management & Buying
BTEC Exercise Science
Level 3 Personal Trainer
Ella has over 10 years’ experience within high pressured business environments from large retail head offices to education recruitment. During her time working within retail and recruitment, she understands how important it is to offer a high level of customer service.
Ella looks after the day to day running of the club. She gets involved in admin duties from social media communications, bookings, marketing, writing the monthly newsletter, organising members social events… to ordering the toilet roll!
Her main passion is working out and keeping fit and healthy. Most recently she qualified as a Personal Trainer which has been her long term goal.
Mark & Cheryl
Years of Tennis Playing Experience!
Club Pro Shop
Mark and Cheryl have played and supported local tennis for the last 30 years and still enjoy playing league tennis.
They have developed the shop at Skipton Tennis Centre over the last 5 years and offer a wide selection of tennis equipment and a re-stringing service for players of all levels of play.
As well as supplying tennis balls to most of the local tennis clubs, they are always on hand to offer advice to both members and non-members.
If you would like more information, please contact Skipton Tennis Centre: