Head Coach Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith won Development Coach Of The Year at the 2022 LTA awards, in recognition of his excellent work in promoting juniors and disability tennis activity in Brighton & Hove. He is also the 2022 Tennis Sussex Development Coach Of The Year.
Jimmy learnt to play tennis aged 10 at his neighbourhood club in Barking, Essex, where his local milkman was the club coach. Formerly a British Junior Top 10 player, he is a level 3 qualified LTA coach and R4 LTA Referee with 15 years experience. He can also teach tennis in French – his mum is from Dijon, France. Jimmy is qualified as a Tennis For Kids and Cardio coach. He currently runs a successful Inclusive tennis class at Queens Park Tennis Club in Kemp Town.