2018 PTR GB Wimbledon Conference
9am - 4pm
Dr. Anne Pankhurst - Working with parents
Anne is the Education Consultant for PTR, responsible for designing and developing the new PTR Coach Education Pathway. She is also a consultant to several tennis academies and USA Football. Previously, Anne was Manager, Coaching Education for USTA High Performance, working with High-Performance Coaches throughout the USA. Prior to the USTA position, Anne served as Coach Education Director for The Lawn Tennis Association in England. At the LTA, Anne had full responsibility for developing all Coach Education and Teacher Education courses, all Tutor Training, Coach Development and Coach Licensing. She was a member of the ITF International Coaches Commission from 1997-2005. Anne has also coached full time and presents at numerous tennis and other sports conventions and symposia around the world. She is in the process of completing her PhD, studying how the relationships between coaches, parents and the system impact the development of young tennis players with potential.
Andy Dowsett - SYSTEM-9
Andy has educated over 3000 coaches spanning three decades.
As well as authoring books on tennis including the best selling mini red tennis book SYSTEM-9, Andy has lectured around the world on his mini-tennis systems around the world, educating coaches and now parents on how to bring the best out of players and keep them in the game.
Andy is also Head of PTR Great Britain. As a coach, educator, and writer Andy is a trusted and reliable source in the world of tennis. He was award PTR UK Pro of the Year in 2000 and PTR Clinician of the Year 2007.
Jo Ward - Are we coaching girls right?
Jo Ward is a Performance Tennis Coach based in the UK who, in her long tennis career as both player and coach, has had many roles in pushing the message for equality in the sport.
Jo has competed at the highest level playing Wimbledon many times, winning 13 professional titles and achieving a world ranking of 154 in singles and 181 in doubles. A former British No. 1 and Fed Cup player. Jo is an LTA Master Performance Coach.
Sarah Jane Stone - Branding yourself
Australian native and professional tennis coach, Sarah Stone has been coaching on the WTA tour for over 10 years. A former professional player, Stone has a vast amount of experience at the very top of women’s tennis. Currently, she is the coach of American fed cup player Alexa Glatch. Formerly, Sarah was the coach of Samantha Stosur who was a 3-time grand slam champion whilst under her tutelage. Sarah is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Tennis Coaches Association.
Tim Bainton - Branding yourself
Tim Bainton is the founder of all blue chip sports management (BCSM) subsidiaries at all locations. He oversees all areas of Blue Chip Tennis Academy’s teaching and programming; assuming the role of Executive Director.
Tim is widely regarded as a pioneer in the industry for his achievements in building and sustaining the success of tennis clubs. His work has created jobs in the tennis industry and he is focused heavily on the professionalization of the tennis teaching industry as a whole and creating algorithms that can maximize the cost per square footage of a tennis court.
Tim is certified at the highest levels, including being a USTA High-Performance Coach, a USPTA P1 and PTR Professional. Tim was also awarded USTA Mid Atlantic Teaching of the Year – 2010, USTA Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year – 2011, USPTA Mid Atlantic Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year – 2015 and the PTR Virginia Pro of the Year – 2016.
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