Chrissie Runnicles

Chrissie Runnicles is your main point of contact at Reed’s Tennis School and can be contacted at [email protected].

Chrissie looks after the day to day running of Reed’s Tennis School. Chrissie and lead coach Ant Wiseman put together the Junior & Adult Programme, which is delivered by the whole team of excellent LTA Accredited coaches.

Having played tennis all her life Chrissie is keen to get everyone playing, especially girls and teenagers that can start to drop out of sport and also adults & parents that may have never played before or are returning to tennis. Tennis is a game for everyone and can be started at any age. 

Chrissie is an LTA  Accredited +,  Level 3 Coach and has experience of coaching children and adults of all ages and abilities, in group and individual sessions.

As a junior Chrissie played for Surrey, competed nationally and played college tennis at Florida State University.

Tennis is Chrissie's second career having worked in corporate roles running operational teams and managing projects and programmes for Legal & General.

Chrissie still plays competitively at club and county level and has represented GB in her age group.

Chrissie enjoys coaching the Surrey U11 Girls squad and life has gone full circle as Chrissie started  Surrey County Training  when she was 11. 


Here is a little more about Chrissie:

Who is your favourite player and why ?

“I have a few: Lendl from when I was growing up – he really moved the game to a different level, Federer – he’s just perfect !"

Away from the courts at Reed’s what are you most likely to be doing ?

“Playing tennis, watching tennis or with my family.”

What other sports do you play or would you like to play ? 

“I played all sports growing up, I especially enjoyed my hockey alongside my tennis. I’m keen to try padel and golf although I may need to improve my patience for golf. “

Why do you think tennis is the best sport ? 

“Everyone can enjoy playing whatever standard and whatever age. Tennis is a social game and challenges you physically, mentally and tactically - you never stop learning. 

I love the scoring system and that even if you are losing you can win from match point down - never give up ! “

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