East of Scotland Tennis has a thriving Junior Programme led by our Head Coach Callum Lloyd.

Callum Lloyd

Callum has a wealth of skills, qualities and experience he brings to the role of Lead Coach for the Wee Aces and County programmes.  He is a Level 4 Senior Performance Coach, and has been invited to undertake the Master Performance Coach qualification.  Callum is also Lead Academy Coach at Merchiston Castle School and has been instrumental in forging positive relations between the two organisations.  In recent years Callum has also been Head Coach at the LTA Regional Centre at Stirling and coach to ITF and Wheelchair players competing at Grand Slam level. Callum has a strong reputation for developing junior players and currently coaches national and international level players in a variety of junior age groups as well as players who have been top 100 ITF level and Senior WTA ranked.

Over the years as a player and coach Callum has been fortunate enough to have worked with and learned from many top coaches in England and Scotland in both Tennis and Strength and Conditioning. As a result, I have been motivated to enhance my own qualifications and experience in these areas, with the view to developing my reputation as a highly regarded LTA Performance Coach.  I recognise that there is a significant link between success in tennis and managing the physical demands required and I have worked to further my knowledge in this area to improve the effectiveness of my coaching. I have identified that there is a shortage of strength and conditioning coaches with a background in performance tennis themselves, so my expertise in both areas gives me a greater insight into physical training specific to tennis, such as footwork patterns, speed and biomechanics on court. This is the basis of the Coach Education workshops that I have delivered on behalf of Tennis Scotland. In addition during my experience travelling I have recognised the importance of managing recovery and rehabilitation and the link to improving performance and as result I am now qualified in Sports Massage.

Jack Hardie

Jack was installed as Lead Coach for the Progression Programme due to his impressive track record of developing junior players in the East of Scotland within his Hotshots coaching programme.

Jack has been playing tennis since he was 6 years old and has been coaching for over ten years now across Edinburgh, Stirling, Fife and also a season on the sunny grass courts of Sydney, Australia. Jack’s main ambition in coaching is to help everybody who steps on court with me to enjoy it and improve. Jack has experience in coaching children and adults of all ages and abilities ranging from beginners to junior county and national champions.

Below shows how we work with our players and the ‘ages and stages’.

Stage 1

Local Authority Programme
(mini – 18)

Craiglockhart
(mini – 18)

Schools
(Red/Orange)

Stage 2

Club

Cluster

Stage 3

East Coaching Programme

East Wee Aces
7-10yrs

Progression Player Programme
11+

County Player Programme
11+

Stage 4

TS/TLA
National Programmes