Meet The Team
As President overview the whole range of county activities, support teams at inter-county matches, county closed championships and attend other events. I also review applications for grant and loan funding. Member of the Management Committee since 1989 including periods as chairman, treasurer, shield secretary and the county’s representative on the LTA Council.
One of 4 Directors of Bucks Tennis Ltd which manages the Bucks Indoor Tennis Centre.
Love to play tennis for fun, exercise, friendship and mental stimulus.
Secretary of Bucks Tennis since 2005; Member of Chesham Bois LT&S Club for 51 years serving as Tennis Secretary, Bar Chairman, Club Secretary, Life Member for work done as Clerk of Works due to a fire by Arson in 1989. Played tennis all my life in Surrey and now Bucks.
Lots of cooking for club activities - passionate volunteer - BTA Lifetime Achievement Award !!
I live and play tennis in Princes Risborough, but no matter how often I play, I’m never as good as I would like to be.
I have a husband, 3 children, one grandchild, a cat, a dog and an F-Type Jag. (Listed in reverse order of importance).
I have recently joined the committee as Treasurer.
Chair of Tournaments & Competitions Sub-Committee
I have been a member of the management committee for over 10 years and I chair the Tournament and Competitions committee. I am the organiser of the National League for the county and the Secondary Schools’ National Tennis League. I am a Grade 3 referee and am involved in the planning of the County Closed plus other week long and day tournaments and competitions in the county. In addition I am a Level 3 coach working at my own club, Wooburn Park LTC where I am also the club secretary.
Chair of Website & Promotions
I Chair the Website and Promotions Committee. We hope you like the new look site!
I have played Tennis since the age of six and have been lucky enough to play at County level at various age groups during that time. I had a very non Tennis related career until I decided to change tack five or six years ago and decided to pursue something alternative. I now find myself a Professional Racket Stringer stringing on both the ATP and WTA Tours, as well as being very privileged to be part of the Wimbledon Stringing Team. I also jointly run a coaching company.
My claim to fame is that Rafael Nadal once had to borrow my grass court shoes to play a match as he'd forgotten his own! Needless to say, they were signed and have never been worn since!
Chair of Fundraising
Bucks tennis is in the blood having represented the County at Junior, Senior and Vets level as well as managed our Men’s County team for seven years from 2004. At that point I was ‘co-opted’ to join the Management Committee under Keith Dewick’s Chairmanship and many, many years later, I am still here!
My principal responsibility on the Committee these days is the hot topic of Sponsorship & Fundraising. I am also one of the MC Directors of Bucks Tennis Ltd which manages our Indoor Centre at Cressex.
My personal tennis journey has taken me around many clubs in the County – much to the distain of my colleagues - but following recent retirement I am now enjoying the quieter surrounds of rural Buckinghamshire and the Princes Risborough tennis club
LTA Councillor, County Safeguarding Officer and Junior Team Coordinator
I have played tennis since I was 8 years old and have represented Bucks all through the age groups. My roles for Bucks are LTA Councillor, Junior Coordinator and Safeguarding Officer.
My one claim to fame is being hit by Roscoe Tanner‘s first serve while officiating on Centre Court at Wimbledon in 1979!
Adult Team Coordinator
Within the management committee, I have overall responsibility for the Men's and Women’s Senior County teams. This involves liaising and communicating with team captains, entering teams for the inter county championships, match expenses, provision of clothing, county colours, producing an end of year report and promoting seniors tennis within the county. I have been involved with Bucks tennis since 1980, playing for the senior county teams and GXBL where I am also a member of the clubs committee. In the late 70's I played tennis with Andy Scholfield at Loughborough University while studying for a Sports Degree.
Bucks Shield Representative
I joined the Bucks LTA Management Committee in 2010, and have been Men’s Shield Secretary since 2013, responsible for the Summer 2-pair and 3-pair competitions. I’ve played at Princes Risborugh Tennis Club since my junior days and joined the club committee as a teenager in the 1980s... and 30 years later, I’m still there, currently as Secretary and Men’s Captain, but I’ve had various other roles over the years!
I inherited my love of tennis from my parents (my Dad was a keen player himself) and I enjoy being involved in the running of the game, and supporting our Bucks players at Summer and Winter Cups and County Closed.
I was honoured to be a volunteer at the London 2012 Olympics tennis event at Wimbledon, where my role was to escort players from the locker rooms to the courts and the press office. In 2019 I completed by own personal “Grand Slam” by attending the Australian Open in Melbourne.
I have been a member of the committee for many years and am currently Area Rep for Clubs in the Central Area. I am a very active member of Chesham 1879 LTC and serve (with spin) on their Committee.
My favourite player is Roger Federer who I try to imitate - with disappointing effect.
I represented Bucks juniors at every age-group and thoroughly enjoyed competing in National competitions. I wish to give my time back to tennis for the amount of pleasure I have had from it over the years.
I have been Area Rep for the North of the County for many years and am really enjoying seeing the growth in tennis in these Clubs.
My 2nd year as Area Rep for Clubs in the South West of the County. Part of Bucks County Coach team.
Currently coach at BTC and LTA Referee.
Previously Head Pro at GXLTC for over 30 years and part-time roles for LTA Coach Education and Bucks LTA.
My favourite player is Andy Murray because of his passion and never say die attitude.
My vision is for everyone to strive to improve their life skills through tennis.
My favourite food is marmite and custard.
I am the Area Rep for clubs based in the South East of Bucks. I re-initiated the Veterans County Championships in 2020. This was a great success and I hope to build on this over the next few years.
I love playing tennis and represent my Club and Shropshire veteran's team. My family are fully involved in tennis and we travel to various European countries to compete in ITF events.
Bucks Tennis Admin Manager and Disability Tennis Lead
I've worked for Bucks Tennis since 2016 and am also a part-time coach at Bucks Indoor. I play at Princes Risborough LTC, where I've held several roles and have been a committee member. I'm a keen sportsman and love to give any sport a go, which has included American Football.
County Performance Officer
Bucks Tennis seems to be in my blood representing Bucks throughout the junior age groups and now captaining the Ladies' Senior Team. My fondest memories of competing for Bucks are winning the Summer County Week national titles in 2013 and 2014 for the first time in Bucks history.
My roles within the county are County Performance Officer, Junior County Coach and Ladies Captain. The CPO role covers managing county coaching and the coaching team, the Aspirantes and performance grant programme and the annual junior awards.
I coach at Halton Tennis Centre where I have been a member since I can remember!