We are thrilled to announce the arrival of 3 new members of staff to the Everyball Tennis coaching team who will officially begin roles in September but will be dropping into the club over the summer ready for a running start when the new term begins.
Here is a short bio from Simon:
I began playing tennis aged 8 and went on to represent Devon at County level from under 12s through to under 18s. As a junior I was ranked inside the top 50 Nationally, achieved a 4.2 rating and competed in British Tours and Tennis Europe events.
After finishing playing I went into coaching a year later and quickly obtained both the LTA Senior Performance Coach qualification and RPT certification. I spent five years coaching at Exeter Tennis Centre, managed various parts of the program and ran trips to many tournaments with players. I also captained the Devon County Cup team in every age group from 9U - 18U and helped run several talent ID sessions on behalf of the County and the LTA.
Following this I spent two years coaching at Dukes Meadows being part of a very experienced coaching team and working largely in the mini performance area.
I have a passion for working with players who are competing and want to make the most of their tennis. I believe strongly in teaching good communication skills, developing a players' willingness to learn both on and off the court and a strong "tennis brain". Working closely with the parents and all who are involved to give the player the best chance to succeed, improve their tennis and perhaps more importantly themselves as a person.
Tim Ineson LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach
Tim has played
racket sports extensively from a young age and regularly represented
his home county of Gloucestershire in both tennis and squash. He was
selected for the University of Warwick tennis squad as well as
playing for a number of different club teams (South Cotswold,
Cirencester and Berkhamsted). He now continues to love the game, both
coaching and playing. Tim started coaching at Berkhamsted in early
2009 and has continued to build a great reputation as a skilled,
patient and encouraging coach.
Tim launched the
‘Tennis at Ashlyns’ Saturday morning programme last year which is
a project that runs parallel to football training. The programme has
already exposed 40 plus new players (children and adults) to the
sport and continues to grow each term.
In 2016 Tim, along
with Mike James, will be trialling the TST programme, this time
directly twinning tennis training sessions with partner sports.
Before working in
tennis Tim was very much involved in music, playing in bands and also
writing and recording music for TV documentaries, brand campaigns and
short films. Outside of work Tim has a busy family life. Living in
Berkhamsted with his wife Gwen, and children Emily (who trains at
Halton) and Sam (who’s football training now includes Halton as
A note from Tim:
I’m thrilled to
have the opportunity to join the fantastic team at Halton. I’m a
coach who loves to guide people on the journey from beginner to
player, helping develop the skills and confidence to go out and play
the game. Alongside this I have a passion for creative programmes,
looking for new ways to expose people to the game of tennis.
I look forward to
meeting everyone at the club very soon!
Phil Fowler LTA Level 5 Master Performance Coach
Phil is an exceptional player and highly experienced high performance coach. He still plays competitively as is the Number 1 ranked player in GB (40+) and Number 28 in the world in the same age-group.
Phil's previous roles include:
- LTA National Tennis School Coach - Bisham Abbey
- LTA National Tennis Coach - Cambridge Academy
- LTA National Tennis Coach - Welwyn Academy
- LTA Fed Cup Coach - Wimbledeon
- LTA Touring Captain
As a player Phil was National singles and doubles champion, played extensively on the junior ITF tour and on the ATP circuit.
Most recently Phil has been Head Coach at Stoke Park and we are delighted that he is joining the team to help shape and develop our performance/academy programme over the next years.
We'd like to extend a very warm welcome to Simon, Tim and Phil and very much look forward to you enriching our programmes at Everyball Tennis.