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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 17 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 5.

James now coaches thanks to the help of his strong team at a 5 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

Safeguarding In Tennis Together (Coaches)

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 18 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 18 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

Safeguarding In Tennis Together (Coaches)

Up to date DBS

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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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