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Batley Sports & Tennis Centre

Welcome to Batley Sports & Tennis Centre web page, we hope that you find what you are looking for.  If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of our friendly and helpful staff.

Meet the Team:

Operations Manager: Natalie Sampson

Assistant Operations Manager: Edward Kaye

Fitness Team Leader: Lawrence Blackford                                 

Team Leaders:

Rebecca Wiggans 

Bradley Parker

Paul Gray

Andy Major


Activators: ( /

Chris Heald - Aquatics Activator 
Becky O'Donoghue - Aquatics Activator
Karla Burton - Sports & Activity Activator

Tennis Team:

Ben Riby - CCA Performance Tennis Coach: Ben has been working at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre for 10 years as part of the tennis team. When he was younger he played international tennis against players such as Andy Roddick(former world number 1) and Jonny Marray (2013 Men's Doubles Wimbledon Champion).

Alex Thornton - DCA Qualified Tennis Coach: Alex has been working at Batley Sports and Tennis Centre for 12 years as part of the tennis team. He was a line judge at Wimbhledon in 2005 and got to be on the same court as Andy Murray and Serena Williams.

Laurence Kelly - LTA Registered Coach Level 5: Laurence was a national junior player and played full time for 5 years before turning his hand to coaching. He has coached the winner of the 1994 Wimbledon Junior's Doubles as well as captaining the GB under 14's boy's team which won the 2001 European Team Championships, that team included Andy Murray!

Calvin Betton - CCA  Performance Tennis Coach: Calvin has competed at Yorkshhire and National League 1st division standard. He has worked with ATP ranked player such as Dave Sherwood, Ross Connolly and Kyle Brassington.

Simon Barraclough - DCA Qualified Tennis Coach: Simon was a late started to tennis and only poicked it up at age 27 but was able to play at a high standard and qualified and played on the British Tour. He i s also the captain of the Batley Men's 1st team in the Huddersfield and District League. His twin son's play on the Batley tennis programme and compete in competitions all around the county.

Chris White - DCA Qualified Tennis Coach: Chris plays to a good standard competing for both Cleckheaton and Pudsey in the local tennis leagues. Chris's son and daughter have both played on the Batley tennis programme as well as competing. This inspired Chris to take up coaching and he is now a fully qualified Level 3 coach.

Nick Dodson - Physiotherapist: Nick qualified as a physiotherapist from Keele university in 2007 and began working for a private outpatient clinic in West Yorkshire. In 2008, Nick was appointed as the Academy Physio at Premier League club Hull City, where he was responsible for the health and fitness of over 150 footballers aged between 9 and 18 years old.


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