Meet The Team


Dillon Slade

Role - Head Coach
Qualification - Level 4 Senior Club Coach - Accredited+

Dillon runs the tennis programme at the club and is the lead coach on most of our sessions. He has over 6 years experience in coaching tennis and specialises in coaching all ages and abilities.

  • Avon County Coach of the Year (2018)

  • Lead Coach at a High Performance Centre

  • Previous Outreach coordinator & Head coach at three venues 

  • Worked with County, Regional & National Players (10U-18U)


Tom Shipton

Role - Coach
Qualification - Level 2 Coach 

5 years coaching experience

Tom has been playing tennis since the age of three years old. He has gone on to represent the county of Dorset, playing in top division tennis. He is currently studying sports management at the University of Bath.

Away from his studies, Tom competes for the BUCS team and shares his playing knowledge through coaching tennis. He has worked with children and adults of all ages and abilities from club to national level. He is very passionate about the game and looks forward to applying this to the sessions at Beyond Tennis.


Phone: 07463 666035


Alex Lee

Role - Tournament Organiser & Coach
Qualifications - Level 2 Coach. Qualified referee, line judge & chair umpire.

Alex has played top division tennis in the county of Hampshire. He moved to Bath University to study a degree in engineering whilst continuing to play, coach and officiate. He looks forward to helping players develop their skills further at Beyond Tennis.


Alex will be running the tournaments at Chippenham Tennis Club but he's also available for coaching.


Sarah Armitage

Role - Welfare Officer

Sarah acts as our welfare officer at Chippenham Tennis Club.

As well as being part of the committee, Sarah is a keen tennis player and a parent to one of our junior players on the coaching programme.

She is the first point of contact for any safeguarding issues that you may have.


Phone: 01249 659876