Meet the team

The UOB Tennis Team are passionate about helping more people play more often and getting the most out of the sport on and off court.

UOB Tennis Team has three full time members of staff. To view thier profiles please click on the links below.

Andy Trott, Director of Tennis
Jason Boon, Tennis Development Officer
Ali Blackett, Head Coach

In addition we have a number of self-employed tennis coaches and you can view their profiles by clicking on their names on the tab above or on the drop down list if viewing on a mobile. 

Andy Trott, Director of Tennis
Responsible for strategic direction and partnerships, management of the tennis team, safeguarding and the tennis budget (and touchtennis Head Coach).


Relevant qualifications: BSc (hons) Sports Development from the University of Portsmouth, Avon LTA Tennis Development Group Chair, Co-Founder of the LTA Student Tennis Network, LTA Level 3 coach, President of the University of Portsmouth Tennis Club (2008 - 2009), Founder and President of the University of Portsmouth Racquets Club (2009 - 2010)
Playing Experience: University 1st Team (University of Portsmouth 2008 - 2010)
Favourite shot: Inside-out forehand cross court 
Favourite player: Andy Murray
Favourite food: Anything gluten free
Favourite quotes: Life is incredible. Life is unfair. Life is ultimately what you make of it.
Other interests and points of interest: I like to read, run and play the piano

Jason Boon, Tennis Development Officer
Responsible for our Partner Schools programme, holiday camps, competition calendar and coaching across our programme. Available for limited individual lessons.

Phone: 07816 232747
Coaching price per hour: £30 

Preferred name/nickname: Jason
Relevant qualifications: LTA Accredited LTA Senior Club Coach (Level 4)
Tutor in Primary, Secondary, Cardio and Inclusive Teacher Training
BA (hons) Sports Development with Outdoor Adventure
Playing Experience: Competed National as a Junior and now playing County League
Favourite shot: Mid court forehand
Favourite player: Del Potro and Murray
Favourite food: Family Roast Dinner
Favourite quotes: "you can have the best shots in the world, no good if you cant move" (Martina Navratilova)
"fear only exists in your mind....empty your mind" (No Fear)
"the problem isnt the problem the problem is your attitude towards the problem" (captain Jack Sparrow)
Other interests and points of interest: British Canoe Level 1 Instructor, Kids tag Rugby Coach, Regional Rugby Player, Surfing, BBQs, Beach, Holidays, Father of 2 daughters and generally all sports.

Ali Blackett, Head Coach
Responsible for our 7 student teams competing in BUCS (British University and College Sport), our Player Pathway and coaching across our programme. Available for limited individual lessons.

Phone: 07875 089289
Coaching price per hour: £30 

Preferred name/nickname: Ali
Relevant qualifications: LTA Accredited Senior Performance Coach (Level 4)
Qualified Teacher Status, BSc Psychology, Avon County Captain (18U girls)
Playing Experience: US Tennis Scholorship (The University of Southern Mississippi)
County Senior Team, national junior player, 3.2 LTA rating
Favourite shot: Backhand down the line
Favourite player: Venus Williams
Favourite food: Sandwiches
Favourite quotes: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast" (Peter Drucker). "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it" (Ferris Bueller). 
Other interests and points of interest: awaiting update

Helen Abbot, LTA Level 2 and LTA Open Court Coordinator, Bristol
Responsible for coordinating inclusive activities across Bristol which includes activity with us at UOB Tennis.

Support Team
A team of Level 1 and Level 2 assistant coaches, Tennis Leaders, Bristol City Community Trust Tennis BTEC students, UOB Student Tennis Network students help us deliver our programme every week.

University of Bristol Tennis Club Committee
Student club run by students, for students supported by our professional staff and colleagues across the division of Sport Exercise & Health and the SU

Issy Hardy, Club Captain -
Tony Wren, Vice Club Captain -

Find out more about the UBTC committee here