County Coaching, Coaches & Umpires

County Coaching Coaches & Umpires

Information will be available soon in respect of list of licensed Coaches and qualified Umpires within Sussex County.


19th August- UK Coaching News

Recent UK Coaching News for the 5th August invites nominations for awards for coaching for 2020, includes new "Duty of Care" Toolkit and online classrooms and webinars on all sorts of coaching resources ad learning activities. The issue for 19th August has a focus on adapting to the Coivd era and specifically there are coaching courses on promoting behaviour change, coaching children and safeguarding. 

6th June  - Stephen Gertsen - On Line TT Specific Workshops

Stephen Gertsen is advertising on-line specific TT workshops, and there are 12 to choose from. Please see information and contact details here. There is no information on price.

23rd May  - UK Coaching - Mental Awareness

UK Coaching latest newsletter containing information about a free online course and resources around Mental Awareness. 

16th April  - UK Coaching - Safeguarding and Protection Children - Online Discussions

UK Coaching have launched "Safeguarding and Protecting Children" online classrooms. There are a number of sessions and they can be found here.

5th April  - UK Coaching - Resources for Development - Now Free until 3th May

If you are a Coach and currently inactive with Covid-19, then perhaps it is the chance to develop - see the latest Newsletter for UK Coaching Resources that can be obtained along with Courses that are available. Normally you would need to subscribe but due to Covid-19 they are making the resources free until the 3rd may - see recent information.

30th January 2020  - Umpire Expenses & Training 

As mentioned in a news item in December 2019, the County is considering organising and hosting a L1 Umpire Training Course, and so if Leagues/Clubs/Individuals are interested can they please let me know on the following email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As a trained Umpire you can involve yourself as part of Team for events across the Country and Chris Newton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) regularly indicates events for which they require Umpires. Expenses can claimed for attending such events and for information please the TTE Umpire Expenses Policy and Claim Form.

19th December - L1 & L2 Umpire Training & Courses

The County is considering organising and hosting a L1 Umpire Course but it is not clear what the interest is - so if you are interested then please let me know on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you already have your L1 qualification then alongside the Senior National Championships in Nottingham on Saturday 29th February between 1 pm and 3 pm, TTE are holding a training course for those wanting to prepare for the L2 national exam for which one is scheduled along with the practical for Saturday 25th April in Nottingham. Please express any interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are also mentoring sessions for newly qualified L1 Umpires being held over the weekend 25th/26th January in Wolverhampton alongside the Women's British League for which they are also seeking Umpires, and if you are interested then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

19th December - Coaching for L1 Coaches & L1 Coaching Courses

The Couny recently provided a session on the 15th December at the Triangle Burgess Hill for L1 Coaches in respect of how they should structure and carry out coaching sessions for their Clubs/Leagues, and in particular how to approach different style of play. It was organised by Maureen Hazell and led by Marc Burman and there has been good feedback. A L1 Coaching Course was held earlier this season hosted by Hastings League and many of the attendees were from that Course (another L1 Coaching Course is being hosted by Brighton City in the New Year - see news item 5th December).

9th December, 2019 - JBL - County Coaching Support

The County is providing support, arranged by Maureen Hazell the County Coaching Secretary, to the County top Juniors in two JBL Teams and they played their first matches at the Derby Arena on the 2nd/3rd November. Playing for the first team in Division 1 of Group 1 were Jacob Evans (ranked 36), Fraser Kent (ranked 46) and Owen Brown (ranked 50) and their division was tough and despite plenty of good individual performances they manged one draw and lost their other matches and are currently last with two Irish Teams topping the table. Jacob won 50%, Owen 40% and Fraser 10% with many matches lost 4-2 and there is much scope to pick up points in the next round. Further details can be found on the following link:

The second team, consisting of John Strang (ranked 64), Jamar McGlashan (ranked 66) and Will Michell (ranked 113) playing in Division 4 Group 1 had excellent results ending up top of their Division. John had 60% and both Jamar and Will managed 70%, and the team looks on track for silverware if they keep up performance in the next round. Again further details can be found on the following link  

Coaching both teams for the County over the weekend were Jack Bennett and George Hazell and both are top Sussex Players within the top 50 ranked players in England. The second weekend is scheduled for the 7th and 8th March.

5th December, 2019 - L1 Coaching Course Brighton City February/March 2020

This is being held at Brighton City TT Club on the 9th February and the 15th March with Teresa Bennett as the Tutor. The cost is £190 per person. It is also listed on the TTE Website through which sign-up is made - so if you are interested or know of anyone that is then please visit the TTE website on the following link:

27th November, 2019 - Sussex County Cadet Coaching - Performance Squad

On the 17th November a successful Sussex County Coaching Training Day was held at the Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill organised by Maureen Hazell and with Marc Burman the L2 Coach assisted by L1 Coaches - see Flyer. There were 11 players in the morning session and 11 players in the afternoon session. Peter Baldwin the Cadet and Junior Match Secretary was also present and the outcome from the day was the County Cadet Performance Squad and a Development Squad. The following players are in the Performance Squad - Lewis Austin, James Brandon, Daniel Caroe, George Hunt, Jude Lane, Monty Mason, Rahil Reham-Furs, Louis Treffel, Louis Vaughan-Drake, Oscar Wiseman, Georgina Hunter, Emily Koester, Isobel Langridge, Chloe Robinson. Selection for County Championship County Matches will be made from this list.

25th November, 2019 - Online Safeguarding Courses

Information about online Safeguarding Courses from UK Coaching, can be found here. The cost is £16.99


29th September - TTE - Forthcoming Umpire Courses

If you are interested in becoming an Umpire then please see those that have been arranged by TTE here. As can be seen most involve a good deal of travel and consideration is being given to Sussex County hosting one within the County.