MEET THE TEAM
Chris is an LTA Level 4 coach with experience coaching all ages and abilities both in the UK and overseas and now co-ordinates the club coaching programme.
His most recent experience was coaching ITF futures players at the academy of world famous coach Gunther Bresnik (Coach of Dominic Thiem ATP Top 10) who he had the pleasure to spend time with in Austria.
Before joining Advantage Tennis Academy in 2013 Chris had spent time in Greece running hotel coaching programmes in top Neilson resorts catering for thousands of players of all ages and abilities. It was in this period he received a Thomas Cook proud award for being ‘results orientated’ and maintaining 90%+ CSQ scores.
Chris’ playing days have seen him win multiple singles and doubles club championships here and at other venues, as well as competing in LTA sanctioned events across the country and Aegon Team Tennis representing Chichester and Avenue first teams both as a player and captain.
Sara is an experienced Level 2 coach with a passion for developing mini tennis players and helping to increase participation through schools coaching and new schemes.
She is a long-standing member of the Avenue LTSC and represents the ladies’ teams as a player and captain, Sara is often seen out on court showcasing her love for the sport and working on her own game.
Having helped her daughter Alice Robson’s playing and coaching career progress, Sara understands as a tennis parent the ins and outs of the player journey and how the competitive tennis scene works.
Sara hopes to be able to share this valuable knowledge to her future players and parents.
James started working as a coaching assistant for Advantage Tennis Academy primarily on adult classes helping Roger Manvell. As time has gone on, James has started to work with a wider range of players and alongside University hopes to complete his coaching qualifications.
James is a homegrown Avenue player who has worked his way to first team level at the club and has represented the club many times. In addition, James has competed in external LTA competitions around the region and is still working on his own game.
A highly respected player who has lots to offer the players he coaches, James is looking forward to getting more involved in the programme over time