Our Northampton coaching team

Maddee Blair

Maddee is the Northampton Parks Tennis Programme Coordinator and started playing tennis in school and fell in love with the sport immediately. After gaining an Apprenticeship through Northampton Leisure trust partnered with Parks Tennis, she has been able to undertake her level 3 coaching award. Her main interests in coaching are Disability Tennis (not just wheelchair tennis, all aspects). Experience in coaching Beginners and intermediate players of all ages and standards.  

She currently plays for ladies Rushmere A team and is a level 3 coaching apprentice.


Tom Cunningham

Tom is currently undertaking an apprenticeship with Premier Tennis at Northampton LTC, being mentored closely by lead coach Simon Gallo. Tom is a young, energetic and passionate coach, and a fantastic role model for young, budding tennis players. Tom offers a strong playing level of tennis and 8 years of experience in the game and trasfers his personal knowledge very well to the practice court.

Simon Gallo

Simon holds his UKCC Level 3 Coach qualification. He is CRB checked, First Aid trained and fully licensed.
Simon has 8 years coaching experience and has been Head Coach at Northampton Lawn Tennis Club and West Haddon Tennis Club since 2011. He previously ran the coaching programme at Earls Barton TC.

Simon thoroughly enjoys his coaching with all ages and takes great satisfaction in seeing his players improve and enjoy their tennis. Simon is a highly motivated character and holds a strong playing level of tennis.

Phil Smith

Phil is one of the leading coaches at Northampton Tennis Coaching, he has 6 years experience coaching both adults and children. Phil currently plays in Northampton LTC’s 1st team and offers a solid playing level.