Our Coaches

BARBARA SNAPES

Manager and Lead Coach of Short Sports.   Played Seniors tennis for Surrey, England, GB. Winner of more than 10 National Seniors Tennis titles.  

LTA Accredited+ Level 4 Senior Performance and Senior Club Coach. Member of TWC, Seniors Club of GB, International Club of GB and AELTC.   

1st Class Degree in Mathematics and Education, Diploma in Sports Psychology.

In addition to Short Sports, manages tennis coaching provision at Wimbledon High and after school tennis coaching at Rokeby on an ongoing basis.

BIM NEWTON

Bim is a very experienced Lead Short Sports Coach at The Wimbledon Club. 

 LTA Level 2 Tennis Coach who continues to actively compete in Seniors tournaments.  

 Recent achievements include winning National Seniors grass court doubles championships in 2019, and captaining TWC seniors team in the European championships in La Manga. Has played seniors tennis for TWC, Surrey County and England.

 In addition to Short Sports Bim is a tennis coach at Wimbledon High, and at Rokeby School. Previously Ladies Tennis Captain at the Roehampton Club.

ARION THOMAS

Arion is one of our main Short Sports coaches at The Wimbledon Club.

 LTA Level 2 Tennis Coach who plays tennis at The Wimbledon Club, where he has been a member for many years. Arion has also has a Degree in Sports Coaching Science.

 In addition to teaching multi sports and mini tennis at TWC, Arion is also a very popular tennis coach at Wimbledon High School and Rokeby School.  

DANIELLE SNAPES

Coaches a couple of sessions a week at Short Sports.  Level 3 LTA and RPT Mark of a Pro qualified coach. Played for Surrey County and competed in Junior Nationals. First team captain of Nottingham University. Brand Manager at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.  

Coaching

BRIAN SNAPES

Coaches a couple of sessions a week at Short Sports.  Level 4 Senior Performance coach & PTR instructor who still enjoys playing competitively on the ITF Senior Circuit.

Has played Seniors tennis for England and Surrey County.