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Executive Committee & Senior Management

Successfully working together

 

The strategic direction of the South Devon Tennis Centre is overseen by an Executive Committee supported by a Management Committee who are responsible for the day to day running of the centre.

Steve Hitch

President

Steve Hitch

President

Stephen Hitch is a retired Architect, having once had the largest practice in Plymouth. His experience centred on Commercial and Leisure buildings, and was responsible for raising funds and designing the Tennis Centre.

Mark Owen

Treasurer & Vice-Chairman

Mark Owen

Treasurer & Vice-Chairman

A retired Civil Engineer I have been a club member for about 25 years and director and treasurer since January 2016. I am particularly proud of the club's programme to enable young people to play tennis.

Andy Copestick

Chairman

Andy Copestick

Chairman

Andy has been a Company Director for many years and brings his vast experience of operating all aspects of running a business to the Tennis Centre.

Paul Butcher

Tennis Director

Paul Butcher

Tennis Director

Born in Sheffield and aged 10.5 years old I was inspired by Roger Taylor (Wimbledon Semi Finalist) and represented Yorkshire Ranked No.2. I competed full-time for six years and relocated to Plymouth in 1985 to run a coaching business for 33 years.

Sue Youens

Centre Manager

Sue Youens

Centre Manager

I am the Manager of SDTC and have been playing tennis all my life. I was brought up around tennis as all my family play and every evening was spent on the tennis court or helping out where needed.

Malcolm Bruce

Director

Malcolm Bruce

Director

I became a member of the tennis club in 1998 and volunteered for the committee in 2018. I particularly enjoy the singles and doubles box leagues - there surely isn't a more friendly club anywhere and our indoor courts are second to none.

Colin Hulett

Director

Colin Hulett

Director

Retired, director, photographer, printer.

Nicola White

Director

Nicola White

Director

I have been a member of the club since 1995 and regularly play in the ladies P&D teams and also the South Hams mixed league. I was Treasurer from 1998 to 2007.

Jeremy Beck

Director

Jeremy Beck

Director

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Paul Medlicott

Marketing

Paul Medlicott

Marketing

Paul is currently responsible for Marketing at the South Devon Tennis Centre. He is also Chair of the Sports Massage Association and Chair of the General Council for Massage Therapies.

Julie Hulett

Secretary

Julie Hulett

Secretary

We moved to Devon in 2001 and I've been a member at South Devon Tennis Centre since 2002. I am now semi-retired and enjoying playing even more tennis!