Find out more about who our Committee members are and what they do for the club.
Our current Committee members
Richard Backhouse - Chairman
I have a busy role with overall responsibility for all club activity, ensuring that the club operates smoothly. There are always things to do and challenges to be faced.
Graham Taylor - Club Captain
With overall responsibility for tennis including social, match, coaching and tournament tennis, mine is a busy role. I am lucky to have great support from both Ladies and Men's captains.
We try to provide a varied tennis calendar for all our members whether adult or junior. We aim to provide an enjoyable tennis experience for everybody irrespective of standard. Prospective members are always welcome and i am to "meet and greet" all potential members.
James Driscoll - Men's Captain and Leigh & Westcliff Secretary
My dual role is to oversee men's tennis at the club along with the L&W tennis which runs throughout most of the year. Each season we enter numerous teams into the local leagues because of the fantastic enthusiasm of our members and experience great success. My role within the club works well alongside my role as Press & Communications and Inter-Club Knockout Competitions Officer on the L&W committee.
When not undertaking these roles, you can find me somewhere across the British Isles fulfilling my role as a Professional Official for the Lawn Tennis Association.
Pamela Sweeting - Ladies Captain
As Ladies Captain, I try to provide an enjoyable and varied tennis programme for all our members, with emphasises on our lady members, irrespective of age and activity. I continue to help with our club's social calendar as well.
David Harris - Honorary Treasurer
My role is Financial Control - essentially to get the best result financially for us all, the Membership. Challenge costs and maximise revenue. Record accurately, timely, completely and appropriately all financial transactions. Collect timely and accurately all due income and to process all legitimate expenses/payments, which are dual controlled. Prepare and provide monthly management accounts to the Committee and assist our external Auditors in the preparation of formal annual Financial Statements. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Stewart Mills - Membership Secretary
I deal with new enquiries for membership, manage the annual renewal process and maintain the membership records in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Ellie Corstophine - Honarary Secretary
As Club Secretary I am responsible for general administrative tasks and taking the minutes at the Club's AGM's. Being a club member for over 10 years, the opportunity to take this role was something I jumped for in order to represent fellow members and assist in continuing to make the club one that I am proud to call mine. I pride myself on helping others and always smiling through a game whatever the score!
Jon. Taylor - Website and Coaching Advisor
My role as a committee member and coaching assistant is the design and maintenance of the club's website, as well as, acting as an adviser for Coaching areas and Junior turnout matters. I also own and manage the club's clothing brand.
Peter Little - Leasing Advisor
General Committee Member with responsibility for the lease of the Club.