Team Changes at Elly Shearman Tennis Coaching
We want to let you all know about a few changes in our coaching team. Tom, our U8s development coach, has started his own Junior Coaching Programme at Congresbury Tennis Club at the weekends and therefore he will no longer be taking our Saturday morning sessions and Friday Toddler Tennis.
We are so pleased and excited for Tom about his new adventure and we wish him all the best. We will really miss Tom on Fridays and Saturdays, however, you will still see Tom as he will continue to coach the Red Ball and all his other coaching sessions as part of our Junior Coaching Programme on Mondays to Thursdays each week.
As part of this shuffle Gabe and Lottie will be increasing their coaching hours with us which we are thrilled about. Gabe will be taking over Toddler Tennis Fridays and accessible Saturdays, and Lottie will take the 3 and 4 year olds on Saturday morning.
Gabe is a Level 2 coach, however, he has nearly finished his Level 3 coaching qualification. Gabe has been working with us for over a year and currently takes a number of the Junior sessions. He is looking forward to taking on more sessions and getting to know more of the children. If you would like to learn more about Gabe – take a look at 5 things you probably didn’t know about Gabe.
Lottie is a Level 2 accredited coach and has been working with us since September 2021 and a Biology student at the University of Bristol. She runs a lot of the Saturday sessions for 7-8 year olds so is in a great position to take over the younger sessions to ensure a smooth transition for the children. Find out more about Lottie here.
If you have any questions about the new coaching structure please just email Elly.
Tom tells us all about his new challenge: “I am really excited about the new role. I have been wanting to take on more responsibility for a while now but have just been waiting for the right time. Congresbury is a small club with only three courts, which I think is a perfect opportunity for me to go and grow the coaching programme.
“I have to admit it will be strange not to be at Kings all the time, as this has been my home for over 10 years now, but I will be coaching Monday to Thursday at Kings so I will still be around a lot. The club has given me so much opportunity in my life and I would like to thank the team for their ongoing support of my coaching dreams. Although I do plan to go to Congresbury full time, I won’t be heading off so quickly as I need time to build the programme enough to warrant more responsibilities over there. So in the meantime you will still see me around.”