Rhys Morgan – Head Coach
Rhys is an LTA Accredited + Coach with an LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach qualification. Rhys also has recently graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a Masters degree in Sports Coaching. Rhys has over 10 years of experience coaching tennis, working with players of all standards from complete beginners right up to some of the top ranked Junior players in Wales. In 2014, Rhys won the Tennis Wales Development Coach of the Year award, having been shortlisted to the final three in 2012 and 2013. Rhys is a firm believer of creating an environment that allows players to have lots of fun playing tennis whilst learning. Outside of tennis, Rhys enjoys a range of other sports including golf, snooker, pool and skiing.
Emlyn Williams – Lead Coach
Emlyn is a Level 3 LTA Accreditation + Coach with 6 years coaching experience and has been playing from a young age. Emlyn is currently in Cardiff Met University studying Sports Coaching and will graduate Summer 2019 if it all goes to plan. Emlyn has achieved his Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification and recently attended a Strength and Conditioning Foundation Workshop under the UKSCA framework with a plan of further developing these interests in 2019. Emlyn is a keen golfer and is currently learning Welsh with a few of the other coaches from the club.
Billy Barclay – Lead Coach
Emma McClory – Lead Coach
Emma is an LTA Level 2 Qualified Coach with 6 years of coaching experience. Emma has been playing tennis for over 7 years having been inspired to start playing after attending a few Cardio Tennis sessions. Emma is the captain of our Ladies team and is continually improving her standard of play. Emma also does lots of work behind the scenes at the club supporting the Head Coach with administrative tasks, producing promotional material and lots more. Outside of tennis, Emma is a qualified Primary School teacher, which explains the excellent rapport she is able to develop with the children.
Emily Watson – Lead Coach
Emily is an LTA Level 3 Qualified Coach with over 15 years of tennis experience. Emily has played tennis at a very high standard having represented Wales at every age group and winning the Welsh Championships on 15 occasions at various age groups. Emily has been ranked number 1 in Wales at every age group and has been as high as number 6 in Great Britain. Emily currently represents North Wales county team, Cardiff Metropolitan University Ladies 1st team and Mackintosh Ladies and Mixed Doubles teams. We are extremely lucky to have Emily as part of our coaching team at the club.
Elliot Jennings – Lead Coach
Skene Matthews – Lead Coach
Ben Barker – Lead Coach
Ben is a Level 2 qualified coach, having taught a variety of ages and abilities at a number of clubs across Cardiff. Ben has played tennis on and off since he was age 11, having been introduced to it through his parents. Ben’s first club was in Crowthorne, Berkshire, where he shared a coach with the former player – and now member of Andy Murray’s team – Jamie Delgado. It’s fair to say their careers have followed slightly different trends since! Ben been coaching at the Mack since 2015, and the club has history in his family, with his grandad, uncle, and mother all playing here in years gone by. Outside of tennis, Ben’s passions are gardening, music, and books. Ben supports Reading FC for his troubles and enjoys most sports, but – to the horror of the other guys – not golf.
We currently have a team of 15 Tennis Leaders who help out with various sessions and competitions at the club. Our Tennis Leaders are older juniors at the club, aiming to gain experience and develop leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of tennis.
If you would like more information on becoming a tennis leader please click here.