Coaches

Philip Loose

CLUB MANAGER & HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

As a player, Phil represented Great Britain in the Youth Olympics and has travelled all over the world playing in both representative and international tournaments. As well as competing on the ATP tour, qualifying at Wimbledon and the satellite circuit.

Now competing on the ITF Seniors Tour Phil has won 6 tournaments and is currently ranked 25 in the world at singles and 21 in the world at doubles.

Phil represented Great Britian in the over 40's world championships in miami and played for England in the Seniors Four Nations Cup winning the over 35s category.
Phil has also represented Dorset at both junior and a senior level winning the mens singles and doubles county championships two years in a row.

Having to retire from the professional game through injury Phil has now been coaching for 20 years in that time he has captained both boys and girls county teams and is currently coaching all ages from under 10’s to under 18’s for Dorset LTA.

Phil coaches many players top in the county for their age and players who have played regional and national competition in all age groups, he has coached the current under 17 number 1 in the country for 5 years.

Phil has been at Wimborne now for 13 years in that time the junior and adult programme has increased and the club is moving forwards.

In the last 3 years Phil has set up his academy at the club and currently has 20 county
Players and 3 national players, Before Wimborne he was at David Lloyds Ringwood for 7 years as head coach.

 

Rob Butler

Tennis Coach and U10 Performance Manager

As a player Rob respresented the county at U10 -U16 level winning various local tournaments and travelling around the counrty to compete. Rob is captain of our mens 1st team who are now competing in the national league.

"I’ve worked here at Wimborne Tennis Club for 10 years and have been very pleased with how the programme has developed. In this time being able to produce county, regional & national players helping the tennis club achieve a national pathway status and become a national pathway coach. My goal is to help everyone at the tennis club to maximise their potentiol in a fun and enjoyable inviroment and stay in the game for as long as possibe.                             My main role at the club is Junior Tennis Manager but also love teaching adult groups and indiviual lessons"