LTA Nottingham RPDC Philosophy
‘Excellence through endeavor’
We have created a culture within the RPDC Nottingham that embraces the ‘excellence through endeavor’ philosophy. We believe that the most significant learning occurs in situations that are both meaningful and realistic.
We look for the following characteristics in our players and staff as core values for future success and follow these core principles in our day-to-day work environment.
- Unconditional effort
- Non-negotiable commitment
- Love of the game
With the level of support provided in training and competition from our expert coaching team, proven track records and the extensive facilities available to us, we are confident we can achieve the levels required for LTA National Academy selection and national/international tournament success.
What is an RPDC?
‘Regional performance development centre’
To provide inspiring and transformational development environments for the next generation of pro players.
Through the delivery of world class coaching and support, RPDC’s will increase the number of nationally relevant players aged 10+ who can transition effectively to the International Junior Stage of the LTA Player Pathway by the age of 14.
Who are they for and how are players selected?
RPDCs are for players aged 10 to 14 (exceptional younger players may be considered on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the LTA).
The RPDC Player Selection Policy is available here.
Meet the team
RPDC Nottingham Head of Performance.
Former Coach to Kyle Edmund, Harriet Dart, Jocelyn Rae (Federation Cup Player)
Former LTA National Academy Coach (Loughborough)
Former Hong Kong National Coach Davis Cup, Federation Cup & Asian Games
Lead RPDC Head coach
Transitioned players from their first ball hit to national champions.
Travelling coach to European tournaments.
Assistant coach for GB winning Winter Cup 2023
LTA Senior Performance Coach who also works across the 10U centre programme
Helps players transition through the LTA pathway from county to regional and national level
Former Surrey Performance Coach of the year
Coached junior and senior players at ITF Level
WTA ranking 762
Silver Medalist representing GB at 2022 World University Games
BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University
Strength and Conditioning coach
Degree from Sport University Scopje Macedonia
Former S and C coach for Dan Evans, Liam Broady, Katie Boulter and Freya Christie.
We are currently partnering with Trent College. More details to follow shortly.
How to apply
To apply for a place at the RPDC Nottingham, please email Nottinghamtcenquiries@lta.org.uk stating your name and contact number
Dates for the RPDC Selections:
- w/c 24th April – communication to players whether selected on the LTA RPDC longlist
- 31st May – current players will be notified if their contract has been extended for another year (only full time players)
- w/c 19th June – Final day for applications for 2023/24
- 30th June – Final communication on selection for Nottingham RPDC programme
Before applying please ensure you are aware of the selection policy – RPDC selection policy here.