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.

Having played at the professional level in the 1990’s and co-founding the organization “GB Tennis Girls”, Jo has worked hard through her coaching, her studies and her ambassador roles to encourage and inspire women and girls to take up the sport.

After a very busy year starting with her attendance at the Judy Murray ‘She Rallies’ Female Coach Conference in February, Jo has gone on to become a She Rallies Ambassador, attend the very first Women’s Tennis Coaching Association Conference during the US Open in August and writing a workshop on behalf of the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association UK) to empower and educate coaches on how to better coach females…oh and of course continue with her PhD Studies!

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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  • Kai Gerber (Sunday, May 06 18 10:46 am BST)

    Please, can you send me all details to book and organize everything? Kind regards from Switzerland 🇨🇭, Kai

  • Janno Rojas (Saturday, July 01 17 01:16 am BST)

    Hello. Do you have to be a member of PTR in order to attend the conference on July 9th at Heston, London? Thanks.

  • AJ (Wednesday, April 12 17 10:30 am BST)

    Booked in.

    Craig is a legend. So informative.

  • Sikiru Adekunle (Tuesday, April 11 17 10:24 pm BST)

    I am from west Africa country Nigeria and PTR member in adult development, 10 and under, 11-17 development, we want to attend the conference and the invitation is needed to take permission from our employee to attend the conference

  • murray chapman (Saturday, July 09 16 10:44 am BST)

    Great conference with knowledgable, informed speakers as always!

  • Andy Dowsett (Tuesday, July 05 16 07:02 am BST)

    One of the best conferences i have had the pleasure to arrange and attend in many years.