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Meet The Team



Jill Newby

Jill has recently joined our committee after many years in tennis in Bucks.


Chairman and Bucks Shield Representative

Stephen Biggs

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.



Ken Shaw

Ken has recently joined our committee and has been key in our change to a Charitable Organisation.


Minutes Secretary

Izzy Marshall

Izzy has recently joined our committee and is also a member of our adult county team.

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Chair of Tournaments & Competitions Sub-Committee

Janet Jamieson

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 Fundraising

Graham Tallyn

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, Junior Team Coordinator & County Safeguarding Officer

Venetia Cottman

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!

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Joanna Hale

I'm one of the more recent recruits to the Management Committee, joining in 2022 and becoming Treasurer in early 2023. 

My youthful tennis career at Great Missenden and University lapsed until I became a member of Little Chalfont Tennis Club when my children took up tennis.  I usually play several times a week now.  I have been involved at Little Chalfont Tennis Club in various roles for many years and am now beginning what is planned to be my last year as Chair.

My gift is not high performance but maximum involvement in tennis of all standards of players for health and enjoyment.

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Area Representative

Simon Reynolds

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.


Area Representative

Andy Scholfield

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.


Area Representative

David Kay

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.

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Adult Team Coordinator, Open Court lead & Acting EDI lead

Phil Hill

I have been involved in Bucks for last 25 years in various capacities including: 
Senior and Veteran County player
Former CPO for Buckinghamshire and county coach at all age groups .
Level 5 Master Performance Coach coaching at previously Halton tennis Centre and Stoke Mandeville Stadium and now a performance coach at Stony Stratford Tennis Club.
LTA Tutor delivering courses in Bucks as well as a Basic Referee and Tournament Director.


Awards Coordinator

Rob Clark

I first played Bucks Shield tennis in the late 1970s and bar a few years away at university I have been playing it ever since. Currently a member of Chesham Bois LTSC, I have previously been a member of several other clubs in the county, including GX Bull Lane and Great Missenden. I’ve always been involved in the organisational side of tennis, sitting on club committees and running teams at school, university and club level.
I am a sports writer by profession and wrote much of Chesham Bois’ Centenary history booklet in 2008.


Bucks Tennis Admin Manager

Anthony Heald

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

Jemima King

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!

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