All Lead Coaches working for Ben Saunders Tennis meet strict criteria as follows:
- Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checked
- Fully Licensed (or working towards a full license)
- First Aid Trained
- Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Qualified
You are in professional and safe hands!
BEN SAUNDERS, Head Coach (Level 5 qualified)
The Coaching team is headed by Ben Saunders, one of the most highly qualified and experienced coaches in the region, as well as being a LTA tutor training up new coaches. Ben is also one of British Tennis’ “Tennis For Kids” mentors for 2016 & 2017 training up 1000 coaches this year alongside Leon Smith (Davis Cup Captain), Jonny Marray (Wimbledon Champion) & Colin Flemming (Former Davis Cup player). The “Tennis For Kids” national campaign saw 13,000 new kids get a free racket in 2016 and aims to get 20000 new kids playing tennis for free in 2017!
A former top junior and senior Scottish player, Ben has over 25 years coaching experience including assisting Judy Murray for 4 years and working with ATP tour professionals, including Wimbledon stars Andy and Jamie Murray and GB Davis Cup Doubles specialist Colin Flemming.
Ben has coached thousands of kids in the area over the years and also provides coaching and tennis lessons for adults of all standards.
Ben received the LTAs top coaching qualification (Performance Coach Award – level 5) in November 2009. He also received a Special Award from Tennis Scotland in 2001 for captaining the national team to a successful & historic Four Nations victory in Ireland.
Ben has also just scooped a ‘Sporting Hero’ Award for his community work within the Sefton borough and especially helping with the launch of the Victoria Park Tennis project. Ben delivers 1 to 1 coach mentoring sessions, Tennis Leaders courses for youngsters aged 13yrs+ and tutors for Inspire2Coach, one of the best Coach Education providers in the UK.
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