M.T.A Marcelles Tennis Academy
Welcome to the Academy
Coach Marcelle brings to Frome a wealth of knowledge and over 30 years of experience in the tennis coaching industry. Having trained at the world-renown Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida and from Nick himself. Also, the late great Denis Van Der Meer helped Stephen to become a certified PTR tennis coach. A highlight in his coaching qualifications was attending on two occasions the ITF /Olympic Solidarity tennis workshops in Argentina. Stephens's most recent qualification is the LTA level 3 accredited plus certification.
In his previous tennis academy on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, one of his top juniors reached the top 200 in the ITF world rankings.
My goal is to develop junior tournament players who would qualify to compete at a reginal and then national level. For this to happen we need to put on lots of tournaments and competitions so that our young players gain match play experience.
Notes: Junior players have a shelf life in that they ‘expire’ at the age of 18 and so they need to play and compete as much as possible before the age of 18!
Little champions will become BIG champions, so we need to have 8 and under champions, 10 and under champions, also 12, 14, 16 and 18 champions.
The ITF advises that under 18 junior players should play a minimum of 50 tennis matches in a year, so for our juniors to compete with other junior around the world, that’s what they need to be doing!
Coach Marcelle believes that tennis is an individual sport that needs a team!
This mind set is essential in developing a tennis player and in growing tennis in this country.
Who make up that team? The parents, Coaches, Sponsors, Supporters, Doctors, Committees, Local and National Federations, LTA, ITF.