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New Managing Director, James Mills Joining Hackney Tennis in 2020

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of James Mills as the new Managing Director of Hackney Tennis. James joins us after 12 years as Tennis Manager at Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club. He is a Level 5 Master Club coach and has a degree in Sports and Leisure Management.

At CLTC James oversaw the whole tennis programme, including outreach, schools, junior performance and adult teams, and spearheaded a major infrastructure development project. Whist he was there CLTC won awards as LTA National Club of the Year and LTA Regional Club of the Year.

James greatly impressed the interview panel with his answers and with his vision to improve people’s lives in Hackney through the expansion of Hackney Tennis’s programme. His first day on the job will be 10 March 2020.

James’s appointment was the culmination of a recruitment process which involved the scrutiny of nearly 50 applications, 17 first-round phone interviews, 7 second-round extended interviews at the Tennis Pavilion, and 2 lengthy final interviews.

Hackney Tennis wishes to express its gratitude to the LTA and to Middlesex Tennis for their assistance and support during this process. We encourage all members to welcome James warmly as he sets out to lead us in delivering on our commitments to our community and to expand our programme.

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