Meet the Coaches

Meet the coaches at Maidstone Tennis Academy

Our experienced coaching and fitness team work closely together in delivering a fun and competitive environment at the club. All of our team has played sports to a high level, aiding in letting kids and adults discover their way through playing the game, this has proved very successful in helping us to produce national champions and many county champions. Also inspiring thousand of adults and children to play the great game of tennis whether socially or competitively.

 

 

Adrian Moll

Director of Tennis Coaching Adrian Moll

Level 5 Performance Coach
MTA Director of Tennis

Adrian has been coaching for 25 years based at our Maidstone Club, he has coached the girls 18/Under County cup team for 8 years, 4 National Champions and a county champion in every junior age group boys and girls. He currently coaches the ladies over/50's County Team.

Adrian Played collegiate Tennis for 4 years in South Carolina and competed in satellites in Spain and France. he now plays on the senior tour winning the 45's Czech open in 2014, and is 2 time winner of Kent 45's singles and doubles champion and represents the county.

 

 

Rob Fullagar

Head Tennis Coach Rob Fullagar

Head Tennis Coach

Current
Licenced Club Coach Performance Strand
Compete in National Club League Division 1

History
Played tennis at county level as a junior
Played in NCL National Division 2
Assistant coach to U/18’s Girls County Team
Been head coach at 2 local tennis clubs
Made County Mixed Doubles Final
BSC Sport Science and Business Studies Degree

Personal
A beautiful baby boy Rocco
No Pets!
Lots of friends!

Bit More
Local Badminton and Tennis Champion U/12’s
Starred in 2 Boy Bands!!
Run 3 times per week
Support Liverpool FC
Favourite band: Girls Aloud

 

Carl Smith

Carl Smith Tennis Coach

Level 3 Club Coach
Tennis Coach

Carl started training with MTA from the age of 6, he played Junior Tournaments around Kent and worked as a Junior helper. He joined MTA as an apprentice at the age of 18.

Carl coaches Juniors and Adults, he playes for Freedom Leisure in the Tennis Teams.

Carl is a black belt in Karate and Kickboxing and coaches kickboxing to Juniors.

He is a keen footballer and plays 3 times a week.

 

 

Alex Brown

Alex Brown Tennis Coach

Level 3 Accredited Plus Coach
Head Coach

Alex has recently joined the team, he previously worked as Head Coach at SETennis Academy.

He is really enjoying his time working for MTA. Along with his work schedule Alex continues to improve his own game and competes on a regular basis.

Currently, Alex plays in a successful mens division 1 Aegon Team, he also captains teams.

 

 

 

Gabby Chidwick

Tennis Coach Gabby Chidwick

Level 2 Coach
Tennis Coach

LTA Level 2 coach, soon to be completing Level 3. Sport and Exercise Science first class honours graduate from Loughborough University.

Regularly competed for the University and was second team captain. Continues to compete in British Tour events with a LTA rating of 1.2, previously ranked top 100 nationally and represents Kent Women’s at County Cup.

Started playing tennis at MTA 17 years ago at age 4.

 

 

Steven Blythe

Tennis Coach Steven Blythe

BTCA Qualified Coach
Tennis Coach, First Aid Qualified

Played at MTA from the age of 5 where I represented club and county.

Biggest achievement, representing Kent in the U14/18’s county cup team and reaching Road to Wimbledon finals. Reached top 50 nationally as a junior.

Pursued a tennis scholarship at Georgia Southwestern State University to complete a degree in Business management. Captained the team in final year and hold the university record for most career doubles wins.

 

 

 

We have the best coaches in the county who bring their postive, enthusiastic energy to the court. I wish i had had MTA academy when i was growing up.. Its a pleasure to be part of. The Jane Gentle, MTA tennis player