ABOUT The Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis (EBAT)

Elena Baltacha Academy of TennisThe Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis (EBAT) provides very high quality tennis programmes for both young girls and boys. EBAT’s doors are open to all, no matter where they live or go to school. EBAT are well aware that many families can afford to provide tennis opportunities for their children, but we are also aware that there are many families across Great Britain that cannot. At EBAT our mission is to ensure that we visit and promote tennis in all schools, those situated in the deprived areas of Ipswich as well as the more affluent areas.

We are also working hard to ensure that the many barriers that stop young children playing tennis are removed. Where ever possible we provide a wide range of support for players and their families if they are struggling to start in tennis or move up the performance pathway. EBAT re-invests all sponsorship back into the academy improving the future of all our young aspiring players.

Our EBAT sites offer pastoral care, medical screenings, Sports Science support, strength and conditioning, injury prevention programmes and tennis technical squads and individuals. It prides itself on having the most comprehensive parent and player educational programme in Great Britain which includes player emotional support, psychology, nutrition and tennis lifestyle programmes.

The academy team and programme is run under the watchful eye of Academy Director, Ex WTA touring coach Nino Severino who launched the academy in 2010 with Elena Ex WTA professional touring player.


Nino Severino - Academy Director  
Aaron Garwood - Mini-Club Coach  
Harry Vassiliou - Academy Coach (Colchester)   
Emily Wharton - Academy Coach
Chris Daynes - Academy Coach
Lee Tweed - Academy Coach 
Lindsay Farish-Carradice - Sports Scientist  
Vicky Solomon - Finance Director
Anna Severino - Schools Link Manager 


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Fundraising collection at Ipswich Town FC raises just under £1,000 for Elena Baltacha Foundation
Fundraising collection at Ipswich Town FC raises just under £1,000 for Elena Baltacha Foundation

Volunteers from the Foundation stood outside the club's Portman Road ground with collection buckets shortly before their Sky Bet Championship match against Aston Villa on Saturday.

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