Director of Tennis & Head Coach
T: 07855 495 025
The founder of Diamond Tennis Academy has been coaching since 2000. Sena’s experience in the sport and passion for getting people to play tennis led to the formation of Diamond Tennis Academy in 2006 – after more than a decade, the academy’s links and initiatives with the local community are prominent and continue to develop.
Sena holds a UKCC Level 5 award (Master Club Coach qualification), an Economic and Social Studies degree from Cardiff University and a Professional Practise in Tennis Coaching Management degree from the University of Northumbria. A frequent competitor in tournaments in the South Wales area in his younger days, Sena still enjoys a game of singles.
The Coaching Team
Coach Henry Dawson
T: 07881 509 460
Henry is a UKCC Level 2 coach (as of November 2017) with aspirations to achieve UKCC Level 3 in the future. A Sports Performance & Excellence student who joined Diamond Tennis Academy through our training scheme with Cardiff and Vale College, he also enjoys coaching football and cricket (and competes in the Glamorgan & Monmouthshire Cricket League).
Coach Hristo Anastasov
Hristo is a UKCC Level 2 coach who studied Business and Finance at Cardiff University. During his student days, Hristo represented the university competing in the mens 1st team for tennis fixtures.
Assistant Coach Jack Lake
Jack holds a UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification and, after starting his education in tennis early, has more than three years experience as a volunteer and coach. A keen tennis player, Jack competes in local tournaments and assists the coaching staff at Diamond when he is not studying away from Cardiff.
Assistant Coach Katy Birova
Katy completed her UKCC Level 1 coaching qualification in October 2016 and is working towards Level 2. She studies Economics and Finance at Cardiff University and plays for the ladies 1st team.
Assistant Dafydd Fenner
details to follow……