Tom Welsh

Academy Coach

Tom joined the Academy in December 2022 bringing insight and experience from the WTA tour where he coached and was a sparring partner for Leyla Fernandez. His role with Leyla involved significant travel and daily commitment with a top-15 WTA player, whilst working with the rest of her team. Tom brings a high standard of hitting level to the Academy, having completed week-long blocks as practice partners in this country for some of the world’s best female tennis players. Before his work on the tour, Tom worked at Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club where he coached through every age and stage, delivering to international and domestic level juniors and supporting National Age Group camps with the LTA.  

As one of our Academy Coaches, Tom helps the delivery of the day-to-day on court sessions as well as travelling to international tournaments with the players. This includes supporting the holistic development of each of the players on their tennis journey and delivering a transformational experience. Tom has been part of many players’ journeys since he started and played a strong role in supporting Henry Searle to Wimbledon Junior Boys success in the summer of 2023.