Tennis Leicestershire Board
Mike Piper - Chairman
Mike is a life-long keen tennis player, has represented the county at senior level and is currently president of The Leicestershire Lawn Tennis & Squash Club. He has a background in venture capital and private equity and was a director of 3i plc for circa 10 years. He is now non-executive chairman and investor in several local businesses. Mike is also a member of the rotary club of Leicester.
Mark Cox - President
Mark is a former British number one tennis player and world number 13. He has had a distinguished career in tennis including working in some key roles for the LTA and he has also worked as a television commentator.
Tony Jarvis - LTA Councillor & Lead Volunteer
Tony joined the Tennis Leicestershire board of directors in 2008. He is the LTA Councillor for Leicestershire representing the county at national level and is also the Leicestershire lead volunteer.
Geoff Bone - Director
Geoff is a former Head of National Competition at the LTA and joined the board of Tennis Leicestershire in 2008 with the responsibility for competitions. Geoff was for sevreal year the Tournaments Director for the Leicetershire Junior County Closed
Neil Phillips – Director & Member of Media and Events Committee
Neil Phillips is a lifelong tennis player and has represented Leicestershire at junior, senior and veterans' level. He also represented Leicestershire at rugby union and played a handful of games for Leicester Tigers in the 1970s.
Before coming to Leicester, he played football for Lancashire schools whilst living in his native Blackpool. He has been chairman of Great Glen Tennis Club for the last eleven years. He recently stood down as chairman of Tennis Leicestershire's Media and Events committee. Now semi-retired, Neil has been in practice as a chartered surveyor for the last 40 years.
Kate Stock - Company Secretary, Director & Chair of Club Loan Scheme
Kate joined the board in February 2013 and is a familiar face to tennis players in Leicestershire. Kate has a long standing involvement with Syston Northfields TC and is also the treasurer of the Senior County Championships Committee. Kate works in the family business in Thurmaston.
Alison Ison - Director & Sponsorship
Alison joined the board in 2016 and has been involved in Leicestershire tennis for many years and plays at Roundhill Tennis Club. She is a member of the Senior County Championships Committee and also has taken on the role of sponsorship for Tennis Leicestershire. If anyone has any interest in sponsorship please contact Alison. On a personal note Alison works for a very famous local crisp company.
Linsey Richmond - Director & County Safeguarding Officer (CSO) & Chairman of Media and Events Committee
Linsey joined the board in 2016 after volunteering on the Media and Events Committee. She also has responsibility for Safeguarding in the County and is the designated County Safeguarding Officer. She is mum to 3 sons who all play tennis and is a keen supporter of tennis tournaments at all levels. Linsey is a Lecturer in Buisness at a local FE College.
Dave Gore - Financial Director
Dave joined the Board in February 2017. He has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since 1980 and has held many finance related positions culminating in 15 years in the automotive industry as European Finance Director. Dave was involved with Hinckley Town Tennis Club as Junior Secretary and Chairman for a total of 10 years.
Steve Stroud - Director & Chairman of Competitions Committee
Steve joined the Board in 2018 having represented the County for over 40 years and is currently Club Captain for Leicester Forest East Tennis Club for whom he has played in the top divisions throughout.
Steve is a permanent fixture at the County Championships and has recently become part of the committee. Off court Steve uses his Marketing and E Commerce experience to drive expansion.