Phil Lawton takes over as Frome Selwood Tennis Club head coach
Frome Selwood Tennis Club have appointed Phil Lawton as their new head coach.
He replaces Jack Shepard, who had stepped down to further his career in medicine.
Lawton and Shepard have worked together for more than two years, venturing abroad to teach at a professional academy in Bahrain before returning to Frome Selwood to share their new skills and ideas.
A club spokesperson said: "Jack Shepard has set high standards and expectations from many club members.
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"With support from right-hand man Phil and other assistant coaches, they built upon the club's existing strengths and created a coaching program filling every space available.
"This successful year, which extended out into local schools, has left a large number of young enthusiastic juniors and adult players of all abilities keen to take their tennis to the next level and with high expectations for the coming year.
"The club wishes Jack all the best as he ventures into his further studies, welcomes Phil into his new role and looks forward to supporting him as he endeavours to meet the expectations of the eager players awaiting him.
"Having played not only tennis but many other sports, including hockey, cricket and golf, Phil is a well rounded sportsman with a passion for technique, drive and ability to perform.
"As the typical English weather takes its toll and the cold nights begin closing in, Phil will be there to maintain the coaching programme and enthusiastic spirit of the club."
For more information, visit www.fstc.net.