JESS MAPP – FOUNDER

I am the Founder and Head Coach of Toddler Tennis. I was first introduced to the sport when a charity called the ‘Cliff Richard Tennis Foundation’ came to my school. From a total beginner at the age of 9, I went on to represent my county in U14 (training 6 days a week) and continued to play competitively throughout University. I continue to play club level tennis for Moseley Tennis Club.

At 21 I beat over 300 applicants to become a part of the British Tennis Youth Group – A voluntary consultive body representing the LTA as a young person. I am a level 3 tennis coach and coach people of all ages, but I found my niche and passion was coaching the 2-5 year old age group. I have a bit of a silly personality and this is reflected in the way we coach at Toddler Tennis. I absolutely love what I do and can’t wait to continue to develop Toddler Tennis so we can encourage more children into the sport.

FACT ABOUT ME: I did a Masters at Loughborough University alongside working as a Student Tennis Coordinator.

ELLIOTT – ACTIVITY LEADER

I am a level 3 tennis coach based at Yardley Tennis Club, I love teaching children how to develop, get fit and love the game. I wanted to start delivering Toddler Tennis sessions because I believe this is a great way to give young children the foundations they need to go on to take part in Sport and physical activity long term. I look forward to meeting lots of new youngsters at Yardley!

 

 

SHELBY – ACTIVITY LEADER

Hi! I am Shelby,

I am 21 years old and have a young daughter who keeps me on my toes! I have been working in childcare settings for almost 3 years and have always loved working with children. Growing up I played a lot of sport and did my level 1 with Aspire Sports alongside a 6 month work experience in schools developing my skills.

I am looking forward to bringing the skills I have learnt and continue to develop with Toddler Tennis. I have an up to date Safeguarding Children and first aid qualification.