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Our Coaches

Our professional coaches will bring out the best in juniors as well as adults.

Mike Lipschitz - Head MTA 

Mike's Tennis Academy was founded by Mike Lipschitz in 2000 after 20 years teaching tennis in Europe and the UK. Mike took his first tennis qualification while still at high school in South Africa and then went to teacher training college where he qualified as a Physical Education specialist & History teacher. Not content with this, Mike then also took degrees in History and Philosophy.

He started teaching tennis in 1989, working in Holland, Germany and Spain landing in Portugal in 1991 where he not only taught tennis but also studied for a Psychology degree. In 1996 he was appointed Head Coach to the Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club. During seven years there the junior membership increased by 400% and adult memberships increased to near capacity.

Mike gained a diploma in Sports Psychology in 1999 and is also qualified from two of the world's largest and most active teaching organisations - United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR). Mike has trained at the South African Tennis Coaches Association and the Bolletieri Academy and is a member of the Registry of Tennis Professionals (RTP) based in Spain.

Mike has also received the Lawn Tennis Associations Club Coaches Award (CCA) as well as being a qualified tutor for LTA Tennis Leader Courses.

Roman Hrycyszyn - Senior MTA Coach

Roman has been with MTA for two years. Prior to this, he co-owned a tennis school in his home country of Poland and also worked at Tennis for Schools before joining MTA. He has a degree in Physical education and is an experienced performance player coach.

Angelica Fachechi  -  MTA Coach

Angelica has been playing tennis since the age of 7. She is a currently a level 2 LTA Accredited tennis coach and is in her second year of studying a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education at Anglia Ruskin University. Angelica is currently the women’s first team tennis captain and tennis ambassador at the University. She has been working with the University to coach beginner level tennis for the students. As well as coaching in the UK, Angelica has coached in the USA at a residential camp in Connecticut for 2 summers. She has extensive coaching experience in teaching both juniors and adults tennis, within groups and individuals.