Coach Ben Jubin has passed his level 4 Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Senior Club Coach award which he started in March and completed seven modules to complete the award.
Jubin started playing at Totally Tennis at the age of four after attending school holiday activity days. He started in the Development Squads and was invited to play in the Performance Squads and represented the Hampshire County Team at both under-12 and under-14 age groups. As part of the highly successful Queen Mary’s College (QMC) team, Jubin was an integral part of the college’s tennis team success in his three yeas playing for them including the Boys team finishing National runners-up.
The highlight of his time playing for the college team was winning the British Colleges Mixed Doubles title in May 2010 where the prize was a visit and training session from National Coach Judy Murray. Jubin also won Sportsman of Year and Players’ Player of the Year at the QMC annual awards that year. He was also nominated as British Colleges Sportsman of the Year
Mixed Doubles with Steph Catlin who are hoping to replicate their success this year.
Jubin has won many titles and trophies including the Eastleigh Open Doubles, Mixed Doubles Runner up at St Georges Hill with Steph Catlin and a silver medal at the British Regional Doubles with Jack Nicholson.
Jubin turned his passion for tennis into a career when he started as a Tennis Assistant at the club in 2008/09 when he left school and started QMC, completing his LTA Level 1 award in 2009. He enjoying coaching and helping out so went on to complete his Level 2 in 2010 while studying for his BTEC National Diploma in Sport. After college, Jubin passed his Level 3 in Somerset in 2012.
Jubin received an award from Hampshire Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in 2011 in recognition of his work increasing the number of juniors regularly competing at the indoor centre and for completion of the Young Competition Course at Roehampton. He was presented with his trophy at the county’s annual awards presentation in Winchester. Part of the award was also for Jubin’s successful admission into the LTA’s Young Competition Organisers course, held at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
Jubin said, “I started at Totally Tennis playing in holiday camps and enjoying it. After that I then started in development squads and got invited to performance squads and loved playing almost everyday, even waking up before school to do early morning sessions. I played with my best friends who I still keep in contact with regularly now even though we are all doing our own thing.”
He added “I am so happy when I found out the news about my level 4 qualification.”
Tennis Director Nigel Long said “Congratulations to Ben. It’s a great achievement and another success story of the Totally Tennis player-to-coach transition, retaining players in the sport as coaches.”
The LTA Senior Club Coach Level 4 course is designed for coaches who will either be managing a section of a commercial club or running a small team of coaches in a park or a members’ club. The qualification covers the tactical, technical, physical and psychological skills required to be able to work effectively with all club members, from mini tennis red to U10 performance as well as AEGON adult teams.