The Coaching Team
Jonny Kinsella – Director of Tennis
Jonny is a fully qualified and licensed LTA Senior Performance Coach. He has over ten years of coaching experience and has worked with some of the top coaches in the world. This includes ‘Bob Butterfield,’ former coach to Mary Pearce and Peter McNamara, and ‘Laurie Warder,’ former Australian Open Doubles Champion.
After graduating from Arizona State University in 2006 on a tennis scholarship he competed professionally for two years. Career highlights included winning a Futures event in Tokyo and world ranking in singles of 847 and doubles of 660. After his professional career he broadened his education as a postgraduate at Loughborough University where he graduated with an MSc in Sport Management.
Currently he coaches players of all standards at the club and is working with some of the top junior players in the Britian.
In addition to his responsibilities to the Northern he also the Head Coach of the British Army Men’s Team and has completed his first qualification as CMAE MDP1.
Contact Details: 07872969730
Andy Watt – Head of Performance
Head Performance coach Andy Watt joined The Northern in 2015.
He is a former junior county/national player spending a number of years playing in Madrid, Spain at a semi pro level, before moving into coaching at the age of 21.Andy is a Level 5 LTA Master Performance Coach with more than 20 years coaching experience, working with players from county,national and international level.
Prior to the Northern Andy has coached some of the best juniors in Britain at Bolton Arena and VA Middleton. Andy has been involved with the Lancashire County LTA for many years with the Boys U18/U14 teams and is currently the Boys Under 14 county Captain. In addition to his coaching qualifications, In 2015 he gained a Bachelor Of Science Degree with Distinction from the University of Northumbria in Professional Practice in Tennis Coaching Management. Andy has gained extensive knowledge of the game over the years in coaching and is happy to advise and improve all players at every level.
Mobile – 07825516974
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Fee –
Junior – £35.00 per hour
Adult – £37.00 per hour
Lucy Fletcher – Head of Strength and Conditioning
Lucy is a former world ranked professional tennis player and former top 5 ranked junior in UK. She has 10 years’ experience in tennis coaching and in the fitness industry. Lucy holds a BSc in Applied Sports Science with 1stClass Honours and a Masters in Strength & Conditioning with Distinction.
Lucy has been a tennis coach and headed the Strength & Conditioning program which is an essential part of player development at the Northern, since 2013. Lucy has experience working with junior and adult players and has worked with players at all levels including club, county, national and international level. Lucy works with players both on and off court to develop their technical and tactical game as well as preparing players physically to improve their on-court performance and to reduce injury risk.
Her background as a former professional player enables Lucy to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Northern. She understands the physical demands required to play at a high level and creates a training environment in all sessions which nurtures the person, performer and the tennis player.
Hourly rate: £30
David Drain – Head of Mini Tennis
David Drain has over 20 years professional experience in the tennis industry as a level 4 club coach. Along with his various successful roles as Head Coach he has been able to work alongside national coaches and players during his time at Cheadle and Bolton.
David’s unique approach provides the traction necessary to hit the ground running whether you are a complete beginner or looking to advance your style of play. He uses multiple tennis techniques to build confidence that enable players to unlock their full tennis potential.
His experience with the Davis Cup Legacy Project, The Cliff Richard Tennis Foundation and LTA Tennis For Kids Campaign makes him a valuable member of the Northern Team and a massive advocate for tennis for all.
Contact Details: 07821845630
Emil has been a member of the Northern since 1972 and a life member since 1982.
He currently holds an ITF World Ranking in the 55 and over age group and has been a
Cheshire County player for over 20 years. Emil is a Level 4 tennis coach with 20 years of experience with both juniors and adults. He has been a valued member of the Northern Team and has captained the first teams to success nationally in Team Tennis.
Contact Details: 07799412571
Mark (Chi) Chiarotti
Has been coaching at the northern for 20 years and a level 4 performance. One of the top players at over 45’s in Lancashire. Currently coaching Manchester Grammar School for 3 years. He has coached at over 50 schools in Manchester and can coach players of all levels from beginners to performance and from juniors to adults. Still competes regularly for club and is a big supporter of participation for all in tennis.
Contact Details: 07976237410
We have installed Zenniz – the new ITF approved game tracking solution that provides automated line calling with real-time information on stroke and serve speeds, shot charts, match statistics and more.
Players and coaches at all levels can use Zenniz on and off the court to help improve their game. Check out the video for more information