Homegrown player to coach Ben Jubin bid farewell to Totally Tennis last weekend to continue his coaching career at David Lloyd in Newbury.
Jubin started playing at Totally Tennis at the tender 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. 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. With fellow coach Jamie Jordan he twice won the annual Coaches Exhibition match beating Head Coach James McIntosh and Simon James.
Jubin turned his passion for tennis into a career starting 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 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 followed by his level 4 Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) Senior Club Coach award in 2014.
Tennis Director Nigel Long said “We are fortunate enough to have had Ben at Totally Tennis since he was a shy little four year old. He has achieved so much in the time that he has been here and has become a very good tennis coach.” he added ” We all wish him the very best now that he is moving on.”
As Jubin moves on Totally Tennis welcomes back Jordan Frederick to the coaching team. Frederick has been playing tennis since the age of seven at school in Weymouth and has over five years of experience competing in county and regional level tennis as well as competing in National competitions for his school. He was Head Coach at Dorchester Tennis Academy and also coached training camps at La Manga in Spain throughout the year. In 2014 he was shortlisted for coaching apprentice of the year finishing in the top three coaching apprentices in the UK. Frederick has a level 3 in coaching tennis (QCF) and a BTEC level 3 diploma in Tennis.
Frederick said “I am extremely passionate about helping players achieve their goals, whatever the standard of the player. I love to keep my sessions fun but strive to keep great work ethics on the court and off.“