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James Bone
Head Coach / Partner
James started coaching at 13 years old as an assistant coach. He got his level 1 and 2 LTA qualifications whilst studying at school and became a fully qualified level 3 coach whilst studying for his A levels at eighteen.

Biography

James has now been coaching for 13 years and founded Generation Tennis in his final year of studying Business at University, since then the company has grown from 1 tennis club to 6.

James now coaches thanks to the help of his strong team at a 6 tennis clubs and a number of schools in Hampshire and West Sussex. James has enjoyed coaching tennis through his GSCEs, A levels and Degree and has loved seeing his passion for coaching turn into a family business.

James is working hard to continuously develop the coaching programme at all of the clubs and schools Generation Tennis is involved with.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Business Administration Degree

Level 3 Coach

Tennis Leader Tutor

Schools Tennis Tutor

LTA licensed

Appointed person in First Aid

Up to date DBS

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Alex Bone
Head Coach / Partner
Alex started coaching as an assistant coach at the age of 14 and has been coaching for 14 years now with a DCA level 3 qualification at a number of tennis venues in West Sussex and Hampshire including Primary and Secondary schools.

Biography

Alex started coaching as an assistant coach at the age of 14 and has been
coaching for 14 years now with a DCA level 3 qualification at a number of tennis venues in West Sussex and Hampshire including Primary and Secondary schools.

Between June 2008 and November 2009 Alex worked for a company in London dealing with the Financial Services industry and Healthcare Industry, whilst still coaching and maintaining his coaching Licence.

Since 2009 Alex has been working alongside James in developing six coaching programmes across West Sussex and Hampshire and also a number of schools. Since 2009 Alex has been running junior and adult programmes, working on school programmes, helping club’s with club development, tutoring Tennis Leaders courses, running cardio tennis lessons and continually finding ways to grow Generation Tennis.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Business Studies Degree

Level 3 Coach

Tennis Leader Tutor

LTA licensed

Appointed person in First Aid

Up to date DBS

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JJ Bone
Coach
I have been a member of the Generation Tennis Team for the last 8 years and have been working as a full time coach for 3 years. My aim has been to help make Generation Tennis a successful company and raise the standard of play across the venues I have coached at.

Biography

I have been a member of the Generation Tennis Team for the last 8 years and have been working as a full time coach for 3 years. My aim has been to help make Generation Tennis a successful company and raise the standard of play across the venues I have coached at.

I Have thoroughly enjoyed working at generation tennis as because we are based at several different clubs I have coached so many different people and it has been a pleasure to get to know and help them with their tennis ability.

I am currently a level 2 qualified coach and will be attending my level 3 this year. I am sure that as well as trying to become the best coach I can be and I will help Generation Tennis to continue to strive to offer the best service we can and make sure every player has grown in ability and enjoyed their time on court with a member of our team.

Qualifications

Level 2 Coach

Level 1 Assistant Coach

Tennis Leader Award

Sport Leaders Award

Up to date CRB with the LTA and Portsmouth City Council

First aid trained

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Steph Bone
Coach
Steph has been coaching for 9 years at numerous coaching venues for a variety of different ages and groups. Steph mainly specialises in mini coaching as this is where her passion lies, however she also coaches and assists for all other ages.

Biography

Steph has been coaching for 9 years at numerous coaching venues for a variety of different ages and groups. Steph mainly specialises in mini coaching as this is where her passion lies, however she also coaches and assists for all other ages.

Steph coaches predominantly at our Midhurst and Fernhurst venues on Saturdays and various other week days. Steph has completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Portsmouth University and is looking to continue coaching and as well as working in other fields of the sports industry.

Qualifications

BA Hons Sport and Exercise Science

Level 1 LTA Assistant coaching award

Tennis Leaders award

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage (ITEC)

Sports Taping Certificate

Up to date DBS check

First aid trained

Safeguarding children certificate

Sports Massage

Steph has recently obtained her diploma in Sports Massage, she is fully trained and insure. Currently Steph offers home visits as well as.

The main focus of sports massage is to relieve tension and reduce stress which has built up in the muscles and soft tissue during physical activity. However, sports massage is not solely beneficial for sports people anyone with demanding jobs physically to even someone sitting at a computer for long hours would benefit.

Sports massage can help to prevent injuries such as; overuse injuries, strains/sprains or even niggling pains. It can also help to optimise performance in a sporting situation, help to give injury free training and to also minimise the chance of post training or event injuries by helping to improve the client’s range of movement, muscle flexibility and reduce tension.

Finally sports massage can help in the rehabilitation process of a chronic or acute injury by providing soft/deep tissue massage, trigger pointing, friction, compressions and a range of Passive, active and MET stretches.

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Charlie Bartolo
Coach
In September 2014, James approached me with an opportunity to become a coach for Generation Tennis. Since then I have achieved my level 1 and level 2 coaching qualifications and am really enjoying at Southsea.

Biography

I have been passionately playing tennis for just over 11 years. I started paying as a mini red payer at The Avenue, Wablington when I was 5 years old. For the greater part of my time at the avenue I was coached by Alex and Jams weekly.

As I stated getting older I started competing in tournaments and training very had, 5 times a week. I left the avenue when I was 15 and started training with James as my coach at Southsea Tennis Club.

In September 2014, James approached me with an opportunity to become a coach for Generation Tennis. Since then I have achieved my level 1 and level 2 coaching qualifications and am really enjoying at Southsea. I will soon go on to start my level 3 coaching course.

Qualifications

Level 2 LTA Assistant coaching award

Up to date CRB with the LTA and Portsmouth City Council

First aid trained

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Oli Dixon
Coach
My name is Oli Dixon, I’m 17 years old. I’ve been coaching with Generation Tennis at weekends for the last 3 years and I’ve loved every minute of it.

Biography

My name is Oli Dixon, I’m 17 years old. I’ve been coaching with Generation Tennis at weekends for the last 3 years and I’ve loved every minute of it.

I’ve achieved my tennis leaders award and level 1 coaching qualification, I’m also hoping to do my level 2 as soon as my exams are over.

I play tennis 6 days a week and I have represented Sussex throughout my junior career, I have a reached a career high of 1st in the county and 13th nationally and won many tournaments.

Qualifications

Level 1 Tennis Leaders Award award

Level 1 LTA Assistant coaching award

Up to date CRB with the LTA and Portsmouth City Council

First aid trained

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