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 Britian.
In addition to his responsibilities to the Northern he is also the Head Coach of the British Army Men’s Tennis Team. Jonny is also working through his Club Managers Association of Europe qualifications, he’s passed his CM Diploma and is working towards his CCM.
Matt Chadwick – Head of Performance
Matt has over 8 years coaching experience and is the Cheshire County Junior Coach. As Head Coach, Matt built up a fantastic coaching programme at Heaton Mersey Tennis Club where he developed multiple county players. He is currently working through his LTA senior performance qualification.
He has been a member of The Northern since the age of 8 and developed over those years into Cheshire’s number 1 male player. Competing at both British Tour and ITF level for over 4 years, Matt achieved the highest possible LTA rating of 1.1. He still represents Cheshire as their number 1 player in Winter and Summer events and has made his mark beating many top internationally ranked players during this time.
Cost: £35 per hour
Contact Details: 07960568201
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.
Cost: £34 per hour
Contact Details: 07821845630
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.
Cost: £34 per hour
Contact Details: 07976237410
Jonny has over 8 years of coaching experience and is a UKCC LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach. Before moving to Manchester to undertake a Masters degree, Jonny was Head Coach of the York Sport Tennis Programme based at the University of York which developed players to county level. Alongside this he was also the coach of the Yorkshire U9 County Cup Team and both led and assisted other county training sessions of other age groups on a regular basis. Prior to this he coached for 6 months at ZMG Tennis in Boca Raton, Florida, which developed ITF level players and those looking for gain scholarships to Division 1 NCAA Universities.
As a player, Jonny trained out of what is now, Nuffield Tennis Academy in Hull and represented Yorkshire at U14 level and also competed at the U14 Nationals Championships. Jonny has trained in short stints at Evert Tennis Academy, Boca Raton, Florida, as well as Sanchez Casal Academy, Barcelona. Alongside his Masters degree, Jonny played as part of the Manchester University Mens 1st Team and currently has an LTA rating of 3.1.
Cost: £35 per hour
Contact Details: 07786910890
Phil has been working with The Northern for the last 3 years and has played an instrumental part in increasing the participation in our mini tennis programme. Phil is a constant part of The Northern teams and internal box leagues. He’s currently captaining one of the men’s teams and volunteering to help beginners get integrated within the club. His positive attitude and engagement with juniors and adults during lessons has seen his students go from strength to strength.
Cost: £25 per hour
Contact Details: 07808050277
Jake is a young and enthusiastic coach with a passion for tennis. He is a firm believer that tennis is to be enjoyed and is accessible for all. Jake still competes regularly in team tennis and has been coached by Jonny Kinsella and Matt Chadwick since he was young. He is currently working through his level 3 coaching qualification and works with the charity Rackets Cubed to bring tennis to children who wouldn’t normally get the opportunity.
Cost: £20 per hour
Contact Details: 07955030250
Lisa has been playing tennis since the age of 6 and was coached at the regional performance centre. Playing tournaments regularly from a young age she was part of the Lancashire Ladies Team as a junior. At the University of Lancaster she competed in BUCS and went on to coach in Greece after graduation. As part of the Neilson coaching team she coached Juniors and Adults of all abilities. Lisa is now an integral part of the Northern coaching team and looks after our Tots all the way through to Adult Social. Her clients love her positive attitude and brings plenty of energy to all her players.
Cost: £20 per hour
Contact Details: 07568388288
Club Welfare Officer
Contact Details: 07740605471