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About me

Tennis School


  • Played World ranking Satellite and Challenger Tournaments including competitions in Britain, America, Bulgaria, Poland, Algeria, France, Switzerland, Holland and Belgium.
  • Competition wins gained in Satellite Singles Tournament at Frinton-on-Sea.
  • Challenger Doubles victories at Reims and Limoges France.
  • Satellite Doubles victories achieved at Sunderland and Swindon.
  • Partnered Sara Gomer in British National Doubles Championships at Telford in 1994.  Achieved Semi-Final in Singles same year.
  • Played at Wimbledon in 1994.
  • Achieved World Doubles Ranking of 192 and British Doubles Ranking of No.3 in 1994.
  • Achieved World Singles Ranking of 280 and British Singles Ranking of No.8 in 1994.
  • 1990 – 1997: Played as Professional in Dutch HoofKlasse League


June 2020 1st4Sport Mental Health Awareness in Sport and Physical Exercise Certificate
March 2020 1sr4Sport Mentoring Qualification
March 2016 to date LTA Schools Tennis Tutor
July 2011 LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach
First Aid Qualified/Safeguarding for children/ITF Express tennis/tactics
Ongoing CPD courses
March 2005 – to date Burton Tennis and Squash club
15 years at Burton built a great community spirit with a high-quality structure for all ages and abilities
2015 to date Assisting in Midland Regional Training camps
2012 to date Staffordshire County Coach
April 1998 – February 2005 Duffield Lawn Tennis Club, Derby, Head Tennis Coach
Sept 1995 – Apr 1998 Staffordshire Tennis Association, County Performance Officer CPO (LTA Scheme)
2009-to present County coach for U10 girls/12U boys

Client Success Story

Alison motivates, captures, and exudes a real belief in all; that everyone can achieve; everyone can develop their skills .

Jacqui Johnson Assistant Headteacher, Eureka Primary School

Alison’s track record as a performance player, is in the history books

Alison’s vast coaching knowledge displays a humbleness and confidence with an exemplary attitude to learning

Keith Reynolds

Alison always asked for my opinion and feedback was appropriate so the delegated tasks were valuable and structured to individual needs.

Thanks to Alison I gained a lot of valuable skills such as: communication, teamwork, organisation and resilience. She gave me encouragement and appropriate transferable skills as well as a true insight to the job. Finally, it has inspired me to continue with my journey of coaching, aspiring to complete this to a high level as Alison has and, in turn, inspire the future generations of players like she does.

Jack Bentonexisting pupil on work placement
East Staff Schools
LTA Youth Tennis
Burton Tennis and Squash
Smash Sports
Active Schools – South Derbyshire Partnership