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Name: Neil Supperstone
Qualifications: PE, Sports Science & Management Hons degree, Level 4 Tennis Coach, Rugby Level 1, Football Level 1, Multi-skill coach, Tri Golf, Safeguarding & Protecting Children, Equity in your coaching, LTA Primary & Secondary schools, Cardio Tennis and Inclusive Training Tutor. Paediatric Adult, Infant, Child First Aid and DBS Checked. Positive Behaviour Management Training.

Previous Experience: Sports & Tennis Development Officer for Birmingham City Council. Previous Head Coach of Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre & Lecturer in Sports Development & Tennis at Loughborough College.

Interests: Specifically tennis, football and rugby.

Achievements: Have played tennis, football and rugby as a youngster at county level and played rugby at Twickenham. Ran tennis & ommunity sports programmes in Sydney & multi-sports holiday programmes in Western Australia for indigenous and non indigenous participants. Have taken Warks College Tennis Team to the National Finals on two consecutive years. Warks LTA Coach of the Year 2009, Stratford Coach of the Year 2011.

Name: Lianne Candappa
Level 4 Tennis Coach, Equity in your Coaching, DBS checked, First Aid Qualified & Positive Behaviour Management Training.
Coaching for 10 years at various Tennis Clubs, and for the last 8 years at Warwick Tennis Club as Head Coach.
Specifically Tennis, as well as most racket sports. Supports Liverpool Football.
Represented Warwickshire, England and Great Britain with tennis as a junior and currently playing for Warwickshire County Week in July.
Reached the top 16 in Europe under 16 and travelled to many different countries including France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Israel and many more. Reached the top 4 in Great Britain under 16 and Number 1 in England.
Grew up, trained, and travelled with Andy & Jamie Murray as a junior!
Received Coach of the Year in 2008 Warwickshire.
Under 10 Girls Warwickshire County cup captain

Name : Rob West

Qualifications: Level 3 Tennis Coach, Football Coach (level 1). CSLA coaching award, National Diploma in sport development, fitness and coaching, First Aid and DBS checked. Positive Behaviour Management Training.

Experience: Tennis & sports coach over the past 6 years. Deliver's tennis, multi-skills and tri golf sessions in primary schools during curriculum and after school across Warwickshire.

Interest: My main sport is cricket and i play at a high level (SEMI-PRO) for stratford-upon-avon CC and played for the County when i was younger. I have played tennis for Henley in arden tennis club for the last 8 years and i enjoy playing and watching other sports such as golf, rugby and even snooker.

Name: Sam Turner

Qualifications: Level 3 Tennis Coach, Level 1 Golf coach, Tri Golf, Golf extreme, CertHE Applied Psychology from University of Durham, Safeguarding & Protecting children, DBS checked.

Experience: Coaching tennis, multisports and Golf in Clubs and Primary Schools for the last 5 years. I have assisted in the running of holiday sports camps working with a wide variety of children of different ages and abilities.

Interests: Passionate about increasing participation in sport, was a registered Sport Maker for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games helping to improve access to sport in my local community. Also enjoy playing and watching golf and I have been a member of my local golf club for over 10 years. I also enjoy singing and have a performed a solo in front a thousand people as part of the Midland Voice Choir.
Achievements: Played tennis since the age of 5 and was selected to play Starter tennis at Wimbledon as a junior. I have won a number of LTA ranking singles and doubles tournaments across the Warwickshire region and have captained my School tennis team.Recevied the Gold award from the English Golf Union for volunteering with my local PGA Professional for over 50 hours.

Name: Elizabeth Holding

Qualifications: Level One Tennis Coach, Level One Hockey Coach and umpire,
First Aid, Safeguarding & Protecting Children, CRB Checked (plus loads of
Human Resources, health and safety and employment law qualifications which
are too boring to mention)

Experience: I have played, umpired and coached for many years in hockey and
recently completed my level one in tennis. I play both sports at Warwick
Sports Club, and I have played hockey for Gloucestershire and Berkshire.

Interests: In between transporting my two sons to all kinds of sporting and
social events I try and find time to work, play for Warwick Ladies Hockey
team, do lots of gardening and growing vegetables, cooking and looking after
our cats, fish and chickens.

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