Tennis Coaching Team

Julie Hobbs – nee Pullin – Club Coach Award Level 4 – Club Head Coach

Julie grew up within the club, playing in junior and senior teams for the club and County. She turned professional in 1991 and on the WTA Tour, her highest world singles ranking was 123 and doubles, 57. She was British Singles champion twice and British number One for several years. Julie was forced to retire from the professional circuit in 2003 with a shoulder injury. Julie heads up the Club coaching programme, senior and junior and is also the Sussex 10&U Girl’s captain.

Julie – 07976 772537

Jack Palmer – Club Coach Award Level 4

Jack is a former Sussex junior player. In 2005 and 2006 he spent six months coaching at the Evert Tennis Academy in Florida where he gained valuable experience. He is the Men’s 1st Team captain and a regular member of the team as well as captaining the Sussex 9&Under county team.

Jack – 07730 538190

Ben Reeves – Performance Coach Award Level 3

Ben started playing tennis aged 3 years at Pavilion and Avenue and represented the club in all the junior teams and then the Men’s senior team for many years. He was a former national standard junior and his biggest highlight was beating Andy Murray in a doubles match in Bournemouth. Ben has also won junior and senior Sussex titles and completed his Level 3 DCA in March 2008.

Ben – 07852 421903

James Hope – Performance Coach Award Level 3

James grew up at Pav & Ave and started helping with Saturday junior squads at 12 years of age. He won the Sussex County 14 & under junior doubles title and is one of the Club’s Schools Outreach Programme Coaches as well as playing a major role with our mini tennis programme.

James – 07748 697480

Andrea Pullin – Development Coach Award Level 3

A former club junior, she has played in and captained the club’s ladies teams for many years. A former State Registered nurse and Sick Children’s nurse, Andrea has coached at the club for over 20 years and is the Club’s welfare Officer. She also handles the administration for all junior squads run by the Club.

Andrea – 07974 086617

Freddie Martin –  Performance Coach Award Level 3 & Club Hitter

As well as offering off peak coaching and ‘hitting’ sessions, Freddie is also a regular member of our Men’s 1st Team. He was a junior member of Pav & Ave plus served part of his coaching apprenticeship at the Club and he is now one of our lead coaches with our Schools Outreach Programme.

Freddie – 07909 972566

Martin Reeves – Club Coach Award Level 5

Martin grew up playing at Pav & Ave and is a former U21 England player plus Sussex County Champion both senior and junior. He is a former LTA Talent Performance Co-ordinator for Sussex.

Martin – 07948604296