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Jo is a former No. 5 world ranked tennis player. She made the Semi Finals of Roland Garros and US Open in 1983, Quarter Finals of 1983 Australian Open 1983 and 1984 at Wimbledon.
She is the winner of 2 Grand Slam Mixed Titles with Jeremy Bates at Wimbledon 1987 and Australia 1991. Jo was British No.1 for 9 years.
Jo regularly commentates for BT, Eurosport and the BBC which keeps her in touch with the players and rising standards on the Tour.
Jo has been coaching with Alan Jones since 1995.
Alan has coached 33 British players who have played at Wimbledon, 7 British #1 Women players and 1 Man plus Jo Durie former World number 5 and winner of 2 Grand Slam Mixed Titles.
Alan is an entrepreneur who set up his own squad in North London in 1978 with the help of local businesses.
He played mixed doubles at Wimbledon and has been a stalwart for Middlesex County Tennis in Group 1 County Week for over 20 years.
From scratch built one of the Top Tennis Schools with 5 branches in Poland, Recruited, coached and performance managed 20 tennis pros.
For last 16 years have been coaching high performance juniors in Poland, USA and UK. As a result, numerous players became the best in their country, competing nationwide and receiving tennis scholarships in USA
Former Junior National Tennis Champion: participated in Futures and Challengers tournaments, and appeared in the ATP list
MBA Joint Diploma Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management, France
Bachelor in Business Administration University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA
Stuart holds the USPTR PRO qualification, which is the highest level possible under the USPTR qualification . He also holds the LTA Level 2 Coaching Award.
Stuart has a distinguished playing background and here are some of his highlights:
National junior champion from age 10-12
Played in numerous international tournaments for Great Britain around Europe
Played in the Junior World Championship in Miami (Orange Bowl) aged 12
Got to the final of the U13 summer Nationals at age 12 (1 year early)
LTA scholarship to Haileybury College from age 11-16
Trained at two National Training centres with Elena Baltacha and Laura Robson being coached by Alan Jones and Jo Durie
Played in numerous U18 national and U18 ITF events and held a ITF junior world ranking
Had an LTA playing rating of 2.3