15th December 2017

The Authors

 

Keith Reynolds

Keith was educated at the world renowned Millfield School, Somerset on a tennis and football scholarship. From there to Downing College Cambridge where he graduated with an honours Degree in Economics as well as playing tennis and football for the University.

He played international tennis while developing a career in finance.

In 1979, with his business partner Ashley Broomhead, he bought the Watchorn Tennis Club. It was awarded the prestigious LTA Club of the Year in 1991 for its lifetime achievement which included producing 29 National Champions, club and community tennis programmes, pioneering work in building low cost indoor tennis structures and promoting internationally acclaimed clay court tennis surfaces.

Keith continued his interest in playing and coaching at performance level by captaining the country at Seniors Level as well as having held the positions of Junior National Team Coach, Senior Tutor LTA Performance Coach Award and International Tennis Federation Level II Performance Award Tutor. He has tutored courses in Africa, Asia and Europe as well as developing a very large private coach mentoring business.       

He presently coaches on the ATP tour and works at My Tennis, an LTA IHPC as Coach Mentor when not traveling as a tour coach with Britain’s number two Davis Cup player, Jamie Baker and others. 

Paul Dent

Since leaving Loughborough University in 1985 with a degree in sport science, Paul has excelled in the areas of coaching, coach education and sport psychology.

Paul has coached some of the best junior players in the country with two of those going onto be, at one time, the number two ranked male and female players in the UK.

Paul has worked for the LTA for several years and in that time he was responsible for the introduction and integration of sport sciences within the LTA’s coach education and training programme and for the conception and implementation of the LTA Performance Coaches award course. 

During that time he travelled extensively to other countries and presented at International Tennis Federation World Coaching Conferences and Regional workshops.

In addition to writing numerous resources on behalf of the LTA Paul was a primary contributor of the LTA’s British Parents website and has authored a chapter of ‘World Class Tennis Technique’ and three chapters of ‘Psychology for Football’ for the Football Association.

Over the last few years Paul has been developing and utilising his skills within ‘coaching psychology’ and is in his final stages of BASES Supervised Experience, training and working as a sport psychologist. 

Paul currently provides sport psychology support for some LTA High Performance Centres and is the sport psychology lead on the LTA’s new Senior Performance Coach award course and course and mentoring manager on the LTA's new Master Performance course.