Elena Baltacha Academy of TennisThe Elena Baltacha Foundation 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. EBF 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 EBF 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. EBF re-invests all sponsorship back into the academy improving the future of all our young aspiring players.

Our EBF Programme 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 Foundation Chairman, Ex WTA touring coach Nino Severino who launched the academy in 2010 with Elena Ex WTA professional touring player.

THE EBf support TEAM

Nino Severino - Foundation Chairman 

Mike Lunt - Foundation Programme Lead

Aaron Garwood - Schools Manager

Lindsay Farish-Carradice - Sports Scientist  

Vicky Solomon - Finance Director


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