Meet the Team

Meet the Team

TFF work with local councils, the LTA, the Tennis Foundation, local coaching teams and many other partners. Our central team consists of:


Tony Hawks, John Kinder & Lawrence O'Hana


Chairman - Patrick Hollwey
CEO - Paul Jessop
Charity Development Manager - Mel Bateman
Programme Manager - Paolo Bagnato
Regional Development Officer (in partnership with Tennis Scotland)  - Mike Kolacz
Regional Development Officer for the North (England) - John Willis
Regional Development Officer for the Midlands (England & Wales) - Paul Bayliss
Regional Development Officer for the South East (England) - Jonty Solomons

Business Admin Assistant - Debbie Bird
Admin Assistant - Katherine Bell

Stats & Payroll Administration - Debbie Jones
IT Support - Chris Henry (Pixelmodified)

Welfare Officer - Katherine Bell

"I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the new Welfare Officer for Tennis For Free. My name is Katherine Bell and I am also a level 2 tennis coach, DBS checked and have attended all the required courses to allow me to undertake this role. I am a friendly and approachable person and if you do have any concerns please feel free to contact me via"  Katherine Bell