Our Coaching Team - Profiles

Danny Sapsford, a former British Davis cup regular, leads a team of past and present British tennis pros to bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to tennis clubs, schools and events in the UK.

All of our coaching team are qualified and experienced players or coaches who have competed at Wimbledon, and the majority have represented Great Britain in the Davis or Fed Cups.

Danny Sapsford

Danny played on the ATP Tour from 1987-1999, reaching a career high ATP singles ranking of 170 and 83 in Doubles. He represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup from 1990-95 and competed in all 4 Grand Slams with his best performance coming at Wimbledon '99 where he made the 3rd Round before losing to eventual champion, Pete Sampras.

In 1998, Danny became the Men’s National Singles Champion, and he also won the Doubles Event on 3 separate occasions. Wins during his career include Henman, Rusedski, Korda, Gilbert and Kuerten. After retiring Danny became an LTA National coach, overseeing a squad of boys who won European singles and doubles titles, Grand Slam and ITF World Doubles titles, and junior / senior National singles titles.

Jonny Marray

Jonny is the current GB #1 Doubles player. He has played professionally since 1999 and has recently established himself as one of the most successful British Doubles players of the Open Era. Jonny shot to fame in 2012 with wins over World #1’s, the Bryan brothers and World # 3’s Lindstedt and Tecau en route to becoming the first British Mens Wimbledon Doubles Champion for 76 years.

Jeremy Bates

Jeremy was a stalwart of the GB Davis Cup team from 1985-9 and a a winner of 2 Grand Slam Doubles Titles. Jeremy was an ATP top 60 singles player and a top 30 doubles player and has wins over Agassi, Sampras and McEnroe. Currently, Jeremy mixes his time between playing on the ATP Masters Tour and as Head Ladies Coach with the LTA.

Miles Maclagan

Miles was a top 200 ATP ranked player in both singles and doubles. He represented GB in the Davis Cup from 1995-2002, and reached the 2nd round of Wimbledon on 2 occasions. In 1999, he led Boris Becker by 2 sets to love, and had match points, before losing in 5 epic sets. Since retiring, Miles has forged a fantastic coaching career working with no less than 3 top 20 ranked singles players, Philip Kohlshreiber, Marcos Baghdatis and most famously Andy Murray, and also Grand Slam doubles champions Kevin Ullyett and Wayne Black. Miles currently works with British #1 Laura Robson.

Anne Keothavong

Anne is a former GB number 1, and current GB number 2. Her highest WTA world ranking has been 48, and she has been a regular in the GB Fed Cup team for the past decade. Firmly established in the Worlds top 100 singles and doubles players for the past 4 years, Anne has been a regular at all the Grand Slams and major events worldwide.

A winner of 18 singles events and 8 doubles titles, Anne is without doubt one of the most successful British female tennis players of the past 20 years. Anne achieved one of her few remaining career goals in 2012 when she represented GB in the London 2012 Olympics.

Chris Wilkinson

Chris, a former British number 1, represented GB in the Davis Cup between 1991-98, and also competed for GB at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of 114, and 78 in Doubles. He reached the 3rd round of Wimbledon on no fewer than 4 occasions, and was a Doubles Quarter finalist in 1993. Notable wins include Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Rafter and Mark Phillipousis.

Chris now divides his time between coaching, competing on the Senior Champions Tour (he was the World Over 35 Singles Champion in 2005), and TV commentary.

Lee Childs

Lee was a Davis Cup member 2000-02. He was the Junior European Singles and Doubles Champion 2000 and US Open Junior / ITF World Doubles Champion 2000. Lee was the GB Men’s National Singles Champion 2000 and 2000, with wins over Davydenko and Roddick. Lee is currently Head Coach at the prestigious Queen’s Club, London.

James Auckland

James was a Davis Cup member during 2006, he is a doubles specialist, and was an occasional partner to Andy Murray. He reached the 3rd Round at Wimbledon and ranked in the ATP Top 60. James has doubles wins over the Bryan Bro's and Nadal.

Hannah Collin

Hannah represented GB in the Fed Cup in 2000. She has competed in all 4 Grand Slams, and has had notable wins over Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters. She reached a career high of 214 on the WTA World rankings and was GB National Singles and Doubles Champion in 1998 and 2001. Hannah currently coaches at the All England LTC at Wimbledon.

Josh Goodall

Josh is a former GB number 2, and played Davis Cup in 2009. A regular at Wimbledon since 2006. His highest singles ranking ATP 187, doubles ATP 114.

Katie O'Brien

Katie is a former GB number 1 in Singles and Doubles. She represented GB in the Fed Cup between 2005-10, and reached a career high singles ranking of 84 in the WTA world rankings. Katie was a regular at Wimbledon from 2001-11 and also represented her country at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi

Jamie Delgado

Jamie Delgado

Current ATP Tour player and coach to former US Open Quarter Finalist Gilles Muller, Jamie has over 25 years experience of international level tennis and has played at all the Grand Slams throughout his career. Jamie is one of a select few British players to have represented his country in Davis Cup on numerous occasions. 2014 saw Jamie compete at Wimbledon for a record 23rd consecutive year.

Alex Slabinsky

Alex Slabinsky

Alex reached an ATP high singles ranking of 266. A career cut short by knee and foot injuries, he was part of the Davis Cup squad in 2009, and was voted ITF World Player of the Month in December 2007. Alex currently works at David Lloyd Raynes Park and is also a Director at Top Tennis Training, one of the webs most popular on-line tennis coaching websites.

Nick Fulwood

Nick Fulwood

Nick has made the 3rd round of the singles at both Wimbledon and the Australian Open. He ranked highest at singles ATP 120 and doubles ATP 90. Nick was a Davis Cup member for 5 years during the 1980s and has wins over, Peter Fleming and Peter McNamara. Since retiring Nick is a frequent competitor on the Vets circuit, winning the Over 35 Doubles at Wimbledon (with Bates), the World Over 35 Champs (singles) and holding the World #1 singles ranking at this age group.

Andrew Richardson

Andrew Richardson

Andrew has represented GB at all age groups through to Davis Cup. Highest singles ranking ATP 133 and doubles ATP 95 and reached the 3rd Round of Wimbledon '97. Andrew has wins over Pat Rafter, Byron Black and Marc Rosset.

Karen Cross

Karen Cross

Karen, a former GB number 2, represented Great Britain numerous times in the Fed Cup, European Cup and Maureen Connolly Trophy from 1993-98. She reached a career best 3rd round at Wimbledon in 1997 on her way to reaching a career high of 134 in the WTA rankings. Karen now captains the Over 35's GB team and has been an integral part of the team as they became World Champions in 2010 and 2012.

Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton

Chris shot to fame in 2008 (and became Britain’s latest pin-up) when he qualified and won a round at Wimbledon. He represented GB in the Davis Cup in 2009 vs. Ukraine. Chris once served 32 aces in a match and is currently having one of the best years of his young tennis career on both the singles and doubles courts. Chris is currently working at a top Junior Academy in Surrey.

Arvind Parmar

Arvind Parmar

Arvind was a regular member of the British Davis Cup team from 2001-7 – playing against Novak Djokovic in the tie vs Serbia. He competed in all 4 Grand Slams, and reached the 2nd round of Wimbledon on 3 occasions, reaching a career high 137 on the ATP singles rankings. Notable wins include victories over ‘ATP top tenners’ Paradorn Scrichipan and Cedric Pioline.

Jamie Baker

Jamie Baker

Jamie was a top GB junior winning many national titles. He made his Davis Cup debut in 2006, and really made his mark in 2008 when he beat Augustin Calleri in an away tie on the clay in Buenos Aires. He seemed destined to reach the top of the game, but a very rare and life- threatening illness (ITP) meant that he spent most of the same year recovering. He returned to the tour and reached a career high ranking of 185 in 2012. Jamie retired in 2013, and currently works for Santander, as well as being a part time media pundit with Eurosport.

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