RTA Coaching Team

 

Rayleigh Tennis Academy has a strong coaching team and all the Coaching Assistants are products of the Academy. We believe in getting the balance right between learning and making the lessons fun and we have a strong ethos on playing the game in a sporting manner. This is not the place to come to if you are a sore loser!

Joe Beeching
LTA Level 2
Coach

Joe completed his level 2 coaching qualification in January 2018. Joe has been part of our coaching team since 2014 and is currently studying Sport Science at Seevic College. Joe was runner up in the 16 & under singles and 18& under doubles in our 2017 club tournaments. This year he will be looking to go one better! Joe has represented our Mens 1st Team on several occasions in the Essex League.

Aaron Drage
Cover coach
LTA Level 2 
 

Aaron is a level 2 coach that was part of our coaching team for 5 years, now working in London, Aaron may cover the occassional group from time to time.

Aaron has come through our junior academy and represents our men's first team in Essex and Southend & District competition. Aaron is a former winner of both the 16 & under singles and 18 & under doubles events and has also passed his level 2 coaching badge. 

Matt Cannon
Assistant Level 2 Coach
Cover coach
 

Matt has been at the club since he was 9 years old and is one half of our 18 & under doubles champions. Matt is also the 2015 16 & under singles champion. He has passed his level 2 coaching badge and regularly represents our mens 1st team.

Amelia Farmer
Assistant Coach
 

Amelia has been part of our coaching team for 6 months, however she has over 2 years coaching experience working at a previous venue. Amelia has won our girls 16 & under, 14 & under and 12 & under club tournaments, as well as winning our boys 14 & under tournament which we allowed her to enter. Despite being only 17, Amelia has already had good success in our adult tournaments, winning the ladies doubles and the mixed doubles. Amelia has represented our adult teams from the age of 12, and is an established member of our ladies first team that competes in the essex league.

Emily Watts
Cover coach
LTA Level 2
 

Emily is a level 2 coach that was part of our coaching team for 3 years, now working in a school, Emily may cover the occassionakl group from time to time. 

Emily has won the girls 14 & under, 16 & under and 21 & under, as well as winning our ladies singles 6 times in a row, the ladies doubles and the mixed doubles. Emily is also the ladies southend and district champion. Emily is a regular for our ladies first team that competes in the essex league.

Emily Thompson
Assistant Coach
 
 

Emily has been part of our coaching team for 1 year. Emily has won our girls 14 & under, 12 & under and 12 & under boys club tournaments. Emily has been representing our ladies team since the age of 12. Emily is now a regular member for the ladies first team.