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THE FOUNDER AND HEAD COACH AT THE EVOLUTION TENNIS ACADEMY
Jamie played at an international level as a junior before following a different path and becoming a professional snowboarder.
A serious training accident in 1996 resulted a broken back and irreparable spinal cord damage. After a year long period of rehabilitation at the Stoke Mandeville Spinal Injuries Unit he found himself drawn back into the tennis world albeit from the perspective of a wheelchair player rather than an able-bodied athlete.
Between 1998 and 2009 he competed on the ITF International Wheelchair Tennis Tour reaching a career high world ranking inside the Top 30 for both singles and doubles. He has represented Great Britain in the World Team Cup and has qualified twice for the Paralympic Games.
Having competed at the highest level on some of the biggest tennis stages in the world Jamie has over 25 years of experience and a knowledge base that greatly benefits any tennis player that is wise enough to request his advice.
ASSISTANT COACH AND HITTER AT THE EVOLUTION TENNIS ACADEMY
David is a hard hitting, fleet footed all-court player who loves to ghost in and put away a cheeky volley or overhead. He has worked hard over the past 5 seasons to raise his LTA Player Rating from 8.1 to it's current level of 3.2 and his excellent results have also enabled him to break into the mens top 50 in the county of Essex and the UK Top 1000 for the first time.
He currently plays and trains at The Evolution Tennis Academy and is hoping to achieve his 3.1 LTA Player Rating by the end of the 2019 Summer season ready to push through to a 2.1 by the end of the 2019/20 Winter season. This will allow him to gain direct entry into many of the British Tour events throughout the 2020 season with a view to playing some international events in early 2021.
David has also qualified as a LTA Level 1 Assistant Coach and currently works as a tennis assistant within the junior and mini-tennis programs for Fusion Lifestyle Ltd at the Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre.
He is DBS certified to work with all age groups and has 9 years of experience of doing so.