Meet the Team
Our team at STC are all homegrown, local coaches. Each team member has a wide range of knowledge, experience and skills!
LTA Level 3 Coach
Founder & CEO
Adam built Skipton Tennis Centre back in 2008, with a goal of bringing a FUN and inclusive Tennis Centre to the town of Skipton. To Adam it was all about disrupting the industry and doing things differently, and this is still the case today. Adam’s role is to innovate and create and he believes in taking risks, so much so that he regularly makes personal sacrifices to invest in and develop STC. Adams decision making at STC always centres around adding value and bringing the best possible service and experience to everyone who interacts with the club. He is deeply loyal to the team and see’s the clubs journey as truly a team effort.
Adam was born in 1981 and started playing Tennis in 1991, when his Tennis hero was Andre Agassi. Since picking up the racket aged 9, he has never stopped playing and enjoying the sport. Travelling and Music are massive passions and his favourite locations are Lake Tahoe, California, Ibiza and Florida, all for very different reasons. Hi favourite ‘tune’ is Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont – Safe with You.
LTA Level 3 Coach | BA Hons Sport and Exercise Science
• Head of ACES powered by STC
• Organises regular team competition
• Leads School Sports Partnership
• Leads HomeStart Family Fun sessions
• Holiday Camp coach
• Delivers primary school lunch time, PE and Tennis sessions
• Delivers private lessons 5 days a week
• Skipton Men’s, junior and u8, u9, u10 team captain
Jonny’s philosophy is to create a fun environment that gives everyone the opportunity to feel great and improve athletically, mentally, tactically, technically, and competitively, using a variety of creative purposeful practices (mainly games). Ultimately promoting long term healthy, active lifestyles through Tennis and Sport.
Jonny is passionate about helping any athlete/player develop their game and finds it rewarding to see them competing for the teams or enjoying Tennis on a social level.
• 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 in the early days of Skipton Tennis Centre. Ueli is a home-grown talent who has since achieved LTA coaching level 3 and has 9 years coaching experience under his belt. As an integral member of the Skipton Tennis Centre community, Ueli has regularly been involved in various STC teams and helps organise many competitive opportunities for junior players.
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 is also a qualified and experienced ski instructor. While no longer working full seasons, he enjoys bridging learning from both disciplines in his coaching.
In his free time, Ueli enjoys adventure. Biking, running, climbing, paragliding and generally being out in the fresh air is what makes Ueli tick.
• LTA Level 3 Coach
• BSc (Hons) Degree Sports Coaching
Adam’s passion is Tennis. Alongside coaching he captains the Men’s 1st Team at Skipton and also plays Yorkshire League Division 1.
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.
He is a LTA Level 3 Tennis coach and has a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Coaching after three years studying at Leeds Beckett University. While at University, Adam was part of the Beckett Tennis team and coaching team which gave him valuable experience that he can pass on to others.
Adam delivers Adult and Junior group sessions, school session and coaching alongside Coach Jonny on the ACES programme. He is also available for Private lessons throughout the week.
• LTA Level 2 Instructor
Ben has been a member here at STC since he was 4 years old and has been playing Tennis ever since he could hold a racket. The move into coaching was a no brainer for him as he just loves being on court and helping others achieve their goal what ever that may be.
With experience in matchplay, cardio tennis and multi-sport programs you can be sure that while working with Ben you get a feel for all the different areas of Tennis and improve all aspects of your game but most importantly have fun doing so.
With his energy, enthusiasm and experience in tennis you’ll come off court feeling sharp and raring to to play agin.
When he’s not coaching Ben competes in STC’s Mens first team as well as playing in the mixed leagues. A homegrown Coach and an all around sporty guy, we’re sure you’d enjoy your time on court with Ben.
• BA (Hons) Retail Management & Buying
• BTEC Exercise Science
• Level 3 Personal Trainer
Ella looks after the day to day operations of the club from bookings, social media, marketing, accounts, coaching scheduling and managing utilities, plus much more! She is usually the first person you speak to when contacting STC or walking through our doors.
Ella is a perfectionist and cares deeply about STC, her goal is to ensure STC provides the best possible experience for everyone who uses the facility.
In her spare time she’s loves working out and keeping fit, catching up with friends and family, shopping and eating out.
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 7 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.
• Level 3 in chasing balls
Ruby is the newest member of the STC team and it’s safe to say she is the favourite by all the players!
She woofs chasing after all the balls and greeting everyone inside the clubhouse.
In Ruby’s spare time she enjoys longs walks, swims in the river and snoozing!
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.
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