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Nottingham RPDC

Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre RPDC Philosophy

‘Excellence through endeavor’

We have created a culture within the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre RPDC 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.

  • Ambitious  
  • Unconditional effort
  • Competitive 
  • Non-negotiable commitment  
  • Adaptive 
  • 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 Player 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 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

John Black

Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre RPDC 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

Nick Morris

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

Tim Jamieson

Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre RPDC Coach

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

Nadia Rawson

RPDC coach

WTA ranking 762

Silver Medalist representing GB at 2022 World University Games

BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University

Zeno Musovic

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.

How to apply

To apply for a place at the Lexus Nottingham Tennis Centre RPDC, please email Nottinghamtcenquiries@lta.org.uk stating your name and contact number

Dates for the RPDC 2024/2025 Selections

8th May: LTA Long List released.

W/c 3rd June: Players to express interest in Nottingham RPDC programme.

10th-24th June: All players who have expressed an interest will be invited to an RPDC open assessment day at Nottingham Tennis Centre with opportunity to meet the team, have programme presentation and discuss potential programme options.

*For those players who are unable to make open assessment day’s alternative dates will be offered.

By 30th June: All Players who have attended Nottingham RPDC for open assessment days will receive communication of a programme offering.

Before applying please ensure you are aware of the selection policy