With a heavy heart…

31 May 2020, by Chrissie Martin

After 12 great, successful years of coaching at North Oxford LTC our Head Coach Chris has decided that he would like to pursue other opportunities and explore new challenges.  He, (and Breakpoint Tennis), will no longer be under contract with North Oxford LTC with effect from the end of July 2020.

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It goes without saying that Chris will be hugely missed.  He has been instrumental in turning our Junior coaching programme around and putting an excellent coaching structure in place.  Alongside a great team of coaches, he has coached hundreds of children and many adults over the years.

In 2015 Chris achieved the great honour of being named National Club Coach of the year and in 2019 he also won the accolade of Oxfordshire Club Coach of the year.  He has been a fantastic asset to the Club.

The Committee at this point is taking Chris’s departure as an opportunity to review the Coaching arrangements at the Club. More details will follow once we have understood what the new ‘norm’ is going to be.  We will continue to provide individual lessons for Adults and Juniors with our great coaching team, and once current restrictions are lifted, we will be putting group coaching sessions back in place.

We will be sorry to see Chris go, but he is with us until the end of July and hopefully we will be able to show our appreciation with a good send off party at some point.

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