Head Coach Emily Wharton - Level 4 Senior Club Coach
Emily is a Level 4 LTA Accredited+ coach and qualified LTA Coach Education Tutor. She is responsible for both the junior and adult coaching programmes at the club. Emily also delivers 14u and 18u girls County training and Captains the teams. Emily runs Cardio Tennis and Tennis Xpress sessions and is trained to deliver disability and wheelchair tennis. As well as coaching at Wortham Tennis Club, Emily runs mini tennis sessions at Wortham, Bardwell, Botesdale and Scole Primary Schools. She is a member of the Wortham Tennis Club committee and advises on the development of the club's tennis programme and ensures its implementation. She was recognised for her achievements in tennis by being selected as AEGON Coach of the Month, a national award, in June 2013 and R/Up Coach of the Year 2013 at the Suffolk Sport Awards. In February 2017, Emily was selected to become She Rallies Ambassador for Suffolk, an initiative championed by Judy Murray and the LTA to create more opportunities for women and girls in tennis. She is also a trained Tennis For Kids coach since 2016.
Emily also plays to a high level and is an integral member of the Suffolk County team and Wortham senior teams.
Contact Emily on e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Thompson - Level 3 Tennis Coach
Ben joined the team in September 2019 and delivers the junior squads on Tuesday evening. He also assists with the 14U Suffolk girls county training.
Ben Mowles - Level 2 Tennis Coaching Assistant
Ben is a level 2 qualified coach and in 2018 trained as a 'Tennis For Kids' coach. He supports Emily in the delivery of the junior programme and is a keen tennis player himself and regularly represents Wortham in senior teams.
Chris Smith - Level 2 Tennis Coaching Assistant
Chris has come through the Wortham junior programme and got into coaching after taking the Tennis Leaders Award. He has achieved his LTA level 2 qualification. He is currently studying Sports Science.
Ellie Budds - Level 1 Tennis Coaching Assistant
Ellie has come through the junior programme and took her first steps into coaching by becoming a She Rallies Activator. In summer 2019 Ellie completed the LTA Level 1 Tennis Coaching Assistant qualification and supports the delivery of the Mini red programme.
Tennis Leaders and She Rallies Activators
Ellie Budds (She Rallies Activator)
Julia Waters (She Rallies Activator)
Older junior members are encouraged to support the coaching team in the delivery of mini tennis sessions by volunteering, becoming a Tennis Leader or She Rallies Activator. These act as great first steps to get in to coaching. Please speak to Emily if you are interested.