Our Committee

We try to be as approachable as possible at Southbourne Tennis Club. If you wish to provide feedback, suggest an idea or wish to volunteer you’re welcome to contact any of the committee. Just click the envelope icon under their details. Don’t worry if you’re not sure who to contact. If we think there is a more appropriate person to reply, we’ll forward it to them and let you know we’ve done this.

Susie Grainger
CHAIR

Susie is our Chairperson who brings enthusiasm and energy to the committee and club. With the help of the committee she has recruited specialists throughout the club to help promote it's values and develop a vision for the future direction of our club.

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Peter Richardson
VICE CHAIR and MAINTENANCE, H&S

Peter is involved in many areas around the club. He ensures the club is physically secure and safe for all members and visitors. He will often rally members to attend maintenance mornings... an make the tea!

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Martin Cavey
TREASURER

Martin ensures the club is financially responsible and advises the committee on all major financial decisions. He produces all our financial documents, manages funds and tracks all income and expenditure.

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Dan Light
SECRETARY

Dan helps the committee by ensuring they remain organised, work to the club rules and take minutes of all important meetings. He will also provide assistance in any other areas when required.

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Sarah Stout
SOCIAL SECRETARY

Sarah has been a very committed member of the committee and arranged numerous social events. She has also been a very relied upon helper at all events such as tournaments.

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Colin Gilbey
MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Colin manages all memberships. This entails managing all subscriptions and chasing up if required! He will also ensure members are happy and on the rare occasions they aren't; he will feed this back to the committee.

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Celia Barron
MATCH SECRETARY and SAFEGUARDING & WELFARE OFFICER

Celia has taken on her role with vigour and now has two roles. She is passionate about the club being a place where people feel safe and protected which she does by ensuring we have the right policies in place. But policies aren't enough. Celia will ensure these are carried out by all who use the club. Her other responsibility is managing all our teams. She will provide support to all our captains and team members as well as arrange all the matches.

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David Sanger
HEAD COACH

David has been instrumental in developing our tennis programme. This is from our outreach work in the community and local schools to developing our disability tennis sessions. David also heads our junior coaching programme. You can find more information on our coaching page.

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