CHRIS SANLON - SENIOR DEVELOPMENT COACH

Ben Neal - Academy Director
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Tennis Ireland Level 1
  • PTR TTE
  • Cardio Tennis Coach, Dublin 2005
  • ERSA Master Racquet Technician
  • BEng Hons (Computer Science)

 

COACHING CAREER
  • Senior Development Coach, Belfast Boat Club 2008 - present
  • Tennis Coach, Belfast Boat Club Tennis Academy 2004 - 2008
  • Assistant Coach, Belfast Boat Club Tennis Academy 2002 - 2004
  • Tennis Coach, Windsor Tennis Club 2005
  • Assistant Coach Under 14, 16 & 18 Ulster Squads 2005
 
AWARDS
  • Tennis Ireland Coaches Association Coach of the Year 2008
  • Nominated for Belfast City Council Sports Award Senior Coach of the Year 2009
 
TOURNAMENTS
  • Ulster Junor Open Tournament Director 2006 - present
  • Ulster Junior Open Tournamet Referee 2004 & 2005
  • Ulster Senior Open Tournament Director 2009 - present
  • Ulster Junior Hardcourt Championships Tournament Referee 2004 - present
  • UK National Transplant Games Tennis Director 2011
  • Ulster Junior Masters Referee 2008
  • Co Antrim Tennis Championships Junior & Senior Referee 2005 - 2008
  • Belfast Hardcourt Championships Junior & Senior Tournament Referee 2007 & 2008
 
PLAYING CAREER
  • Division 1 Singles & Mixed league winner, Belfast Boat Club 2010
  • Irish Tennis Intervarsity Member of QUB Mens Team - Runner Up 2009
  • Irish Tennis Intervarsity Member of QUB Mens Team - Plate Winners 2006
  • Ulster Intermediate & Senior Schools Winner 2001 - 2004
 
OTHER FACTS

Favourite Male Players: Andy Murray, Pete Sampras
Favourite Female Player: Justine Henin
Favourite Food: Steak, Pizza
Favourite Film: Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favourite TV Series: 24, House, NCIS, Fawlty Towers

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