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We have dedicated and professional coaches that have a track record of producing players in all age groups and from national, European, International & professional levels. Players in the programme progress through our coaching team as they reach the appropriate levels, this ensures that players are working with coaches who have the relevant experience for players to achieve the next level.

Stuart Kay – Head Of Sport

Stuart role is to managing and grow the club programme and to run tennis events at the Arena. Stuart is the coordinator of the AASE programme; managing the players training and tournament schedules and their course work.

Howard Green – Head of Strength & Conditioning

Howard is Head of Strength & Conditioning and is an accredited S&C coach with the UKSCA. Howard has been preparing players physically to compete at ATP Challenger, ITF Futures, Junior ITF, Tennis Europe and national competitions. Player’s sessions are tennis specific taking into account the physical qualities required to play at a high level and reduce their risk of injury. Regular consultation with tennis coaches and observation of player’s technical sessions ensure that the strength and conditioning sessions completed off-court, specifically address and improves player’s performance on-court. Previous to coaching, Howard served for 6 years in the Royal Marines Commandos.

Steven Fathers

Steven oversees and advises players and parents on competition scheduling for the Performance programme. He has been a head coach and a Great Britain Captain at U12, U14, U16 age groups. He has had players in all age groups of Nationals and has had extensive experience in these age groups, coaching and travelling with players to Tennis Europe and International Junior tournaments. Steven’s area of expertise is with players from U10s – U14s international and taking players at U16 through to US college Division 1 standard.

Danielle Hock

Danielle has worked with players at mini tennis performance level to juniors at national and international level. She has travelled domestically and abroad with national juniors as well as captaining several County Cup teams. She has an extensive playing background competing both nationally and internationally, achieving a world ranking and then a tennis scholarship to Marshall University in West Virginia. She has been a member of the Senior County Cup team for over ten years and holds several Senior Lancashire titles.

Wayne Jones

Wayne is responsible for the schools outreach and talent attraction programme whilst also co-ordinating the Community Tennis Programme within the borough. He works primarily with players on the Mini Red and Orange performance programme and has an excellent track record of progressing players onto the Full Ball programme. Wayne’s other strength is running internal tennis competitions.

Qualification – Level 4 Senior Club Coach

Tom Bloor

I first started working at Bolton Arena as a volunteer helping out on the disability sessions once a week; I got a lot of enjoyment and job satisfaction out of this. I then progressed onto starting my LTA coaching Apprenticeship with the arena, my long term goal is to become a community coach and work in a variety of different settings which involves working in schools, parks, running tournaments and also running disability tennis sessions. I am a qualified coach in other sports and my aim is to help children of all ages and abilities develop their game and also make my sessions as enjoyable and challenging as possible.

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