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Mandy Franks


Mandy was voted joint LTA Coach of the Year 2001 for training the first ever back to back British 18u and 16u male player. Mandy has coached three 18u and 16u British players to championship titles and helped many players to gain national and international rankings and university scholarships. She has travelled extensively with aspiring tour players on the ETA, ITF, WTA and ATP circuits. She has played sport to a high level including numerous representations for Herts at County week and County cup, satellite circuit experiences and represented England at hockey.

Mandy is an LTA master tutor and has tutored for 25 years and currently tutors all levels of the tutoring spectrum. Mandy has also been a visiting Lecturer in Sports Science and Physical Education at Brunel University for five years, taught at both primary and secondary schools for 3 years and worked on behalf of the ITF in the middle east.Recently, Mandy was invited by Judy Murray to train coaches at a Federation Cup tie against Sweden alongside players such as Laura Robson and Heather Watson, to facilitate an understanding of modern tour coaching methods and sports science implementation.

Specialist areas of knowledge include sports psychology, technical and tactical training, designing and implementing local authority, community and performance programmes and mentoring coaches and apprentices in the workplace.

Mandy set up and developed the first LTA/ITI tennis development and outreach programme in the UK as joint TDO and Head Pro at Batchwood, St Albans in 1988. This led to working on behalf of the LTA to train a further 14 ITI TDO's and assist in the design and implementation of their programmes. She then initiated Batchwood to become one of the first LTA/High Performance and LTA Coach Education centres in the UK.

Mandy Franks Qualifications

Registered Professional Coach
B'Ed Hons
MA (Physical Education)
MSc (Sports Science)
"Mandy creates an environment where all are keen to learn, are generous, helpful and kind and above all else, somewhere where no one person is more important than any other. Everytime I work with Mandy I grow as a coach and leave feeling full of new techniques and ideas"

Rob Twyman,

CCA Coach

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