STA employs more than 20 full-time coaches, including our two head coaches below, from many countries in order to provide players with a range of knowledge and expertise.
The Head Coaches:
Shaun Malcolm: Head STA Coach
Shaun is an established, respected and much liked member of the STA coaching team and well known to all players having worked as Head of Junior Performance here at Sutton Tennis Academy for the past 5 years. In this time the Academy has focussed on developing players from an early age through Mini Tennis and helping them to develop into our Pro Academy. It is fantastic to see that many of our promising juniors have come through this system and in 2011 his Surrey U14 boys team won the County Cup.
Shaun joined the STA team in 2007 from local Performance Centre Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club. During his time at Surbiton he won the 2006 BTCA Young Coach of the Year Award and began his seven year Captaincy of the Surrey U14 boys county team. Prior to working at Surbiton, Shaun gained a 2:1 degree in Sport Science and Management and Msc in Sport Psychology, both from Loughborough University. In addition, he is a level 4 LTA licensed coach. As a player he was part of the Scottish squad under the guidance of Judy Murray.
Shaun joined STA as part of the Junior Academy team under Neil Carter. In this time he helped develop numerous National level juniors, some of whom are still at the Academy today including Emile Hudd, Lawrence Perrin and Julian Lewis.
Andy Jeffrey: STS Club Head Coach
Andy joined STA in 2010, but has been a coach for eight years. He is a fully licensed LTA coach and also holds a LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach qualification.
Andy's role as Head of Club Tennis is to increase participation and to ensure all STS lessons are both educational and fun. His role as Head of Disability Tennis is to increase participation and increase the playing opportunity for people with disabilities. He also works closely with the Tennis Foundation and helps with regional and national wheelchair camps throughout the country.