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Steven Fathers

Steven Fathers

Director of Tennis

Steven has been involved with tennis for 30 years and his passion for performance tennis and helping players reach their potential is what drives him daily. Stevens vast experience has taken him around the world watching his players compete and build up an extensive network of world class coaches to learn and share ideas from.

Steven prides himself on building relationships with his players and parents and creates the trust required to embark on the long-term development of producing international level players. As a level 5 performance coach Steven has always looked to grow his own personal development and looks to mentor fellow coaches and see their progress.

As the Head Coach Steven sets a high bar for the team’s delivery and expects this from all the players on the Academy to fully engage with and respect. The long-term goal is to put Bolton Arena on the map in world tennis and create the infectious environment players of Pro Status want to be part of and help to inspire the next generation coming through our pathway. Over the 25 years of coaching Steven has produced many National and International winners and this still drives him day in day out.

Simone Marcantonio

Simone Marcantonio

Full Time Academy Head Coach

Simone is the Senior Performance coach, working primarily with U12-U18 players.

Simone started coaching in his native Italy, working with the top Junior ITF players within the country and with U12 &U14 Tennis Europe groups. After several years coaching in Italy, Simone moved to Spain, embarking on a new opportunity at one of the best academies in Europe, coaching several ATP players, whilst working alongside coaches with vast international experience.

Simone’s philosophy is focused on educating the players on all facets required to be a performance player, whilst also challenging each individual in every session to develop and enhance their overall ability.

Matt Chadwick

Matt Chadwick

Full-Time Academy Assistant Coach

As a player, Matt spent 4 years competing in both British tour and ITF Futures events. Matt still competes for the Men's Cheshire team in both summer and winter cups.

During his time as a player, Matt also started gaining his experience as a coach and is currently a Level 4 Senior Coach Performance Coach, working mainly with U12-U18 players.

In his previous role, Matt ran the performance programme at the Northern LTC, producing numerous national and international level players and has coached a player to win the National Championships 2022. Matt is the current coach of the U18 Boys Cheshire team.

Jack Edwards

Jack Edwards

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Jack has been a strength and conditioning coach for 10 years, with previous experience of athlete development at Blackburn Rovers and Liverpool FC.

An accredited Coach with UK Strength and Conditioning Association, Jack obtained a Master's degree in Strength and Conditioning at Liverpool John Moores University.

He has worked with a number of athletes who have gone on to represent their country at youth and senior level, before playing their sport professionally in adulthood.

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