Rhys Morgan – Head Coach
Rhys is an LTA Accredited + Coach with an LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach qualification and is currently working towards his Coach Tutor qualification. Rhys also works as an associate tutor at Cardiff Metropolitan University teaching on the Applied Sports Pedagogy module. As a coach, Rhys has over 15 years of experience, working with players of all standards from complete beginners right up to some of the top ranked Junior players in Wales. Rhys is also an LTA Primary Schools tutor and is very experienced in delivering tennis in primary and secondary school settings. Rhys is a firm believer of creating an environment that allows players to have lots of fun playing tennis whilst learning new skills. Outside of tennis, Rhys enjoys a range of other sports including golf, snooker, pool and skiing.
Emma Morgan – Senior Lead Coach
Emma is an LTA Level 2 Qualified Coach with 8 years of coaching experience. Emma has been playing tennis for over 10 years having been inspired to start playing after attending a few Cardio Tennis sessions. Emma is a qualified Primary School teacher, which explains the excellent rapport she is able to develop with the children. With her knowledge of the new curriculum for Wales and understanding of the physical needs of children, Emma runs a fantastic Tots Tennis programme. Emma also does lots of work behind the scenes at the club supporting the Head Coach with administrative tasks, producing promotional material and lots more.
Matt Parry – Senior Lead Coach
Matt is an LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach (Accredited +) with 8 years’ experience and has been playing competitive tennis from a young age. Before joining the coaching team Matt worked in Oxfordshire for 4 years. While working in multiple venues around the Oxfordshire area, Matt had the opportunity to work with players from beginner to county level. When not on court, Matt enjoys cooking new styles of food, however disastrous it might turn out.
Alex Richards – Lead Coach
Alex is a Level 2 coach with 6 years coaching experience both in the UK and the USA. He has played NCAA university tennis in America and ranked as high as number 20 in Texas. Alex represents both the Men’s first team and mixed team here at Mackintosh and has enjoys competing in external tournaments. In 2021, Alex was the runner-up of the Men’s Open Singles and won the Men’s Doubles at the Welsh Championships. Alex has a bachelor degree in Sport Science and has recently finished a Master’s in Computer Science.
Millie Connolly – Assistant Coach
Millie has recently qualified as a Level 1 Assistant coach, having been a Tennis Leader for 4 years previously. Millie started playing tennis when she was 7 and has been at Mackintosh since January 2016. Millie is excited to develop her coaching and leadership skills further and become more involved with the coaching team. Millie is a committed and enthusiastic member of the club and enjoys representing the club in team matches. Millis is currently in Year 13 studying A-levels in History, Religious Studies and English Literature and is going on to study journalism in university next year. Millie would like to become a sports journalist in print or broadcast with a specialisation in Sports. Alongside tennis, Millie is a massive football fan and has had a Cardiff City season ticket for many years.
Eve Wynne-Owen – Assistant Coach
Eve has recently qualified as a Level 1 Assistant Coach after a fantastic 4 years as a tennis leader. She has been a member of Mackintosh for over 10 years and started playing tennis at the end of 4. Eve enjoys working with children and has experience working with those with additional learning needs. Eve is a Welsh speaker and is able to communicate and coach through Welsh. Eve is keen on being part of the coaching team and ensuring the club is a supportive and positive environment for everyone. Outside of tennis, Eve attends the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama as part of their young actors’ group. She likes Art and is currently doing her first year of A-Levels in Art, Drama and Photography.
Bea Ryland – Assistant Coach
Bea has recently qualified as a LTA Level 1 Assistant Coach. Bea has been playing tennis at Mackintosh for almost 10 years old where she started as a Mini Red player on a Saturday morning. Bea now plays regularly at the club and attends ladies nights and represents the club in the ladies second team. She is currently a student at Cardiff High School studying GCSEs including P.E as she enjoys a wide range of sports. Her bubbly personality is infectious and shares her love for the game during her coaching.
Zoe Ioannides – Assistant Coach
Tilly Menin-Steere – Assistant Coach
James Mumford – Lead Coach
We currently have a team of 10 Tennis Leaders who help out with various sessions and competitions at the club. Our Tennis Leaders are older juniors at the club, aiming to gain experience and develop leadership skills such as organisation, planning, communication and teamwork through the medium of tennis.
If you would like more information on becoming a tennis leader please click here.