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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
He was one of the best juniors in Italy and also represented Italy on numerous occasions.
As a professional he reached a career high ATP ranking of 892. He has played in futures and challenger events all over the world and gained invaluable experience about tour life and the level and standards at the challenger level.
His best professional result being a Quarter final in a 25K+H in Romania.
He has been coaching full time for the past year at a club in Sicily and now at JET. He has also done a 3 month spell in Miami coaching a tour player and as a hitting partner for Francesca Schiavone before deciding to continue his coaching career in the UK.
He plans to use his experiences to pass on his knowledge and expertise to the players at JET. His goal is to help all the players here to maximise their potential and become the best players they can be.
Work Hard, Stay strong and Never give up!!
I have a vast experience of working with high performance juniors to tour level players. I have worked for the past 7 years on both the ATP and WTA tour. Most recently working with Aljaz Bedene (43ATP) and Nick Kyrgios (13ATP) full time, achieving their highest tennis ranking whilst leading the team. I have also worked with numerous juniors that have gone on to the professional game and strive on the challenge of maximising performance. From my experience of running successful junior and tour level integrated programmes, I hope to bring my experience and enthusiasm for developing our juniors here at JET.
To maximise our players performances we will be monitoring all our players physiological response to tennis and fitness daily. This will allow us to reduce the incidence of injury, maximising time on the court. Attached to this email is a list of equipment that is vital for us to maximise or players performances. Please can you ensure that your player/s have got the equipment stated as soon as possible.
Catherine graduated in 1998 with a degree in physiotherapy and spent the first 5 years in the NHS before specialising in sports injuries. She is Gold accredited with the ACPSEM – The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She has since worked in a variety of sports and completed an MSc in Sports Physiotherapy. She has been the Lead physiotherapist for OURFC (2004-2009), the Lead TASS physiotherapist, an Olympic development programme (2010-2015) and also has been an HQ physiotherapist for Team GB at the World Winter Student Games. She is extremely interested in racquet sports and has worked with Junior players at an LTA satellite for over 10 years. Catherine was selected and worked at both the Olympics (Tennis) and the Paralympics (Athlete Village) in 2012.
For the last three years she has been the Lead Physiotherapist for Oxford University Women’s Boat Club as they have received equal funding with the men’s squad and for their historic Tideway Boat Race on the BBC in 2015. She is also currently an official physiotherapist to the AELTC for the Wimbledon Championships.
Catherine loves doing preventative and screening to stop injuries in sport. She is also a part time teaching fellow at the University of Bath on their MSc in Sports Physiotherapy.