Coaching at Purton Tennis Club

New Coach joins Purton Tennis Club for 2022

We are excited to welcome a further coach to Purton Tennis Club to work alongside Jon Bastin.

Profile on Sid Falconer

Sid is a former Dorset and South West regional number 1 and top 10 in England player. Trained at the famous Bollettieiri tennis academy in Florida playing with the likes of Andre Medvedev, Tommy Haas and Adre Sa. Sid was coached by Chip Brooks(Pete Sampras’s coach) & Paul Annacone (Roger Federer’s coach) and played on the ITF junior tour in South America.

Sid is deaf as lost his hearing in a car accident when he was 9 so also played deaf tennis and was British men’s champion and number 2 in the world for the deaf aged 14! Sid cut short his tennis career due to sciatica and became a tennis coach many years later.

He has been a coach now for 17 years.

He was previously head coach at Clevedon and Calne plus some clubs in Dorset. He is also currently coaching at David Lloyd Swindon.

Sid has trained players from beginners up to County number 1s from 3 different counties and national players.

For individual lessons with Sid: 

Contact Sid via text on 07854969603 or email: sjfalconer12975@hotmail.co.uk

Jon Bastin – Club Coach

John is a former county player, has worked in several clubs around Wiltshire and is currently working with Team Bath, so we are very pleased to have him at Purton.

To contact Jon, please call: 07900 613449.

Training/Qualifications

I am Trained & Qualified through the LTA & have maintained a Full License since the Licensing Scheme began. I am an LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach [Accreditation Plus] & attend regular LTA courses throughout the year.

Coaching Background

Short Tennis

Started Assisting my Dad teaching Short Tennis in 1983.
Coached Short Tennis in 1984 at the following venues;
Wroughton Sports Centre.
Cricklade Leisure Centre.
Croft Sports Centre.
Wootton Bassett Leisure Centre.
Dorcan Sports Centre [Working with Junior County Teams]
Oasis Leisure Centre.

Tennis

Started Coaching with my Dad at Royal Wootton Bassett Tennis Club in 1986.
Coaching Sessions at Ridgeway Sports Centre.
Delta Tennis Centre when it first opened.
Oxford School of English Tennis Programme.
Wiltshire County Coach/County Manager for Boys U18’s
Ashton Keynes Tennis Club.
Shrivenham Tennis Club.
Royal Wootton Bassett Tennis Club.
Pewsey Tennis Club.

School Coaching

Dauntsey’s School West Lavington.
Pewsey Vale School.
St John’s Marlborough.
Commonweal School.
Hreod Burna School.
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.

2007-2020 University of Bath Senior Club Coach, Lead Coach on Adult Coaching programme.

Playing Background

Junior Wiltshire County Player between U10 & U18.
County Champion at U18 Singles, Doubles, & Mixed Doubles.
Played a few Senior matches for Wiltshire County.
Regularly played Division 1 Tennis for RWB Tennis Club in Swindon & District League.
Regularly Played Everest National Club League for RWB Tennis Club.