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 and has completed his first qualification as CMAE MDP1.
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.
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.
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
Club Welfare Officer
Mobile – 07510159290
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