Meet Our Tennis Coaches

The Shrewsbury Club tennis programme is managed by inspire2coach, the leading tennis operator in the Midlands, which also looks after the coaching programmes at several Shropshire tennis clubs.

Josh Price is the club manager for our Shropshire programmes and each club works together and links into the Shrewsbury club where ever possible.

Simon Haddleton

Simon Haddleton, Tennis Coach

I oversee the delivery of our tennis programme at The Shrewsbury Club as Director of Tennis. Both the indoors and outreach programmes are geared towards creating a love for the sport. My main focus is creating an atmosphere in which all players can enjoy their tennis and create an affinity with the sport which will stay with them forever.

Three words: i love tennis

Adam Wharf

Adam Wharf, Performance Manager

The Performance Manager here at the Shrewsbury Club, I come from a professional playing background and have been coaching since I stopped playing full time. I was programme manager at Edgbaston Priory HPC before taking this exciting position here at The Shrewsbury Club. My role is to impact all players on our Academy and raise the level of standards across the club. Our main focus is to facilitate the needs of our players and to also help them gain a scholarship at an American university.

Three words: Always seeking perfection

Sophie Harbach

Sophie Harbach

Having always worked with children throughout my career I love to see purpose & progression in everything. Whether this be developing a love of the sport or improving their technique. My enthusiasm and passion will always shine through in every situation, regardless of age, level or ability. Every day is a school day!

Three words: Always seen smiling

Ryan Bedwell

Ryan Bedwell

Head Of Mini Tennis Performance - Level 4 Senior Performance Coach from North Wales. Played full time as a junior and have been coaching full time for 5 years. Completely in love with tennis and everything to do with it.

Three words: Fun, Energetic, Passionate

Simon Bird

Simon Bird, Tennis Coach

I have been coaching at The Shrewsbury Club ever since it first opened its doors. My role is to co-ordinate the adult programme and oversee the club's teams currently playing in the Shropshire Summer League. I represent the county at over 45 level and still enjoy the competitive side of the sport. I also had the huge honour of representing Great Britiain's over-45s team in Spain which was a great experience.

Three words: Simply the Guru

Lyndsay Silverthorn

Lyndsay Silverthorn, Tennis Coach

I was a professional tennis player for over 10 years around the world, reaching world rankings of top 200 in doubles and top 400 in singles. I have experience in both on and off the court training and nutrition, gaining valuable knowledge while being trained out of Connecticut in the United States. Post playing career, I have coached for the past 10 years around the UK and also briefly in the United States while also having a background in sales. I am driven to increase the number of female tennis players while also focusing on the overwhelming benefits playing tennis has on health and wellness.

Three words: The Scottish One

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