Oliver Culwick – Head Coach/Director of the Berkhamsted Prestige Tennis Academy
Qualifications: LTA Level 4 – Senior Performance Coach & Diploma in Sport Psychology
Mobile: 07956 944899
Olly joined Berkhamsted Tennis Club at the age of twelve. He has played for the club at all levels from junior through to national league first team, as well as representing his home county Hertfordshire at junior level. Olly started coaching at Berkhamsted in 1998 and has worked with players of all ages and abilities. Olly is now a Level 4 senior performance coach and works a lot with our most promising 10&under performance players. Olly has many years of experience in this area and has coached players to county, regional and national level within this age group. He is the director and head coach of the Berkhamsted Prestige Tennis Academy which caters for our mini tennis performance players. Olly loves coaching players of all ages and standards and helping them reach new levels in their game.
Jeremy baker – Academy Coach
Qualifications: LTA – Level 4
Mobile: 07962 029391
Jezz has played tennis since he was 4 years old and represented his home county of Hertfordshire many times. As a junior Jezz trained at Batchwood high performance tennis centre in St. Albans where he worked with some of the top coaches and players in the world to develop his tennis game and knowledge. He joined BLT&SRC in 2011 and has continued his success as a confident and popular coach. Jezz also still loves playing tennis matches and playing for the BLT&SRC club teams and club tournaments. Jezz coaches all ages and levels from beginners up to academy players looking to perfect their game. Playing from such a young age, tennis has been a big parts of jezz`s` life which has given him a wide knowledge and understanding of them game. He now wants to develop and share what he knows to improve players at Berkhamsted!
William Tribe – Academy Coach
Qualifications: LTA – Level 3
Mobile: 07871 476610
Will joined BLT & SRC as a Tennis Coach in 2008 with a huge passion for playing the game and inspiring players of all ages and abilities to take it up or bring their game to the next level!
Will has coached every level from Tots Tennis right through to internationally ranked juniors at Berkhamsted. He has coached in Australia at the very well established Pure Tennis Academy, where he was involved in club and performance coaching. Will`s fantastic character and very approachable nature makes him a huge asset to the club and his players.
Jose Mateus – Academy coach
Qualifications: LTA – level 2
Mobile: 07922 486113
Jose started playing tennis at an early age and went on to represent Hertfordshire at both junior and senior level. He also coached and played in Germany between 1996-2000 which was a great experience for him and helped him develop as a player and coach. Jose biggest achievement was in 1994 in a challenge event in Portugal where he gained an ATP point which gave him a world ranking. He has also played against top ATP players in the world including Tim Henman. Jose has been coaching at Berkhamsted since 2006 and loves teaching players of all ages and abilities.
Craig Blythe – Academy coach
Qualification: LTA Level 4
Mobile: 07941 550850
Craig began life as a tennis coach working with club juniors and adults in the summer of 2011. And from 2014 he took on an academy coach role working with BPTA academy players on an individual and squad basis. Craig continues to show his passion for the game on and off the court. He constantly research`s the current trends in tennis and shares this information with his players and the other BETA and BPTA coaches, while also having the ability to learn as much as he can from others.