BEVERLEY Park Lawn Tennis Club in Monkseaton has welcomed new club coach James Newman.
Newman is an LTA level 3 coach and is also an education tutor for the International Tennis Federation, with whom he worked for four years full-time and presently consults for.
He also worked with the Lawn Tennis Association and has an MSc in sport psychology, which he uses when assisting performance players at the Northumberland Tennis Academy.
Having worked and lived in many countries worldwide, including Argentina and Peru, he is new to the north east but has already started coaching junior players.
A new coaching programme to start in April will be announced soon with new sessions for players of all ages, including complete beginners.
Club chairman Jon Pope said: “We wish James good luck in his new role and look forward to the help he can provide to us all in improving our technique, standard and enjoyment of tennis.”
For information about the club call Judith Wallace on (0191) 252 1598.