In 2010, TeamBath joined forces with Monte Carlo Tennis Academy (MCTA) to produce a world-class tennis programme for junior and senior players. Our players have won dozens of ITF junior events, Futures doubles tournaments, four Futures singles titles, a Challenger singles title and several doubles titles and two ATP tour doubles trophies. Marcus Daniell is a regular Davis Cup team member and Anna Smith with Joc Rae are Britain’s top doubles team having made two tour finals. Sam Murray who played Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon was part of the 2014 Federation Cup squad. Bath players representing GB at junior level are Richard Gabb, Scott Clayton, Toby Martin, Samm Butler, Beth Askew, Anna Brogan, Eden Richardson and Millie Bissett. With Director of Tennis Barry Scollo and Head Coach Dave Sammel (founder of MCTA) at the helm, we offer a full time academy and touring programme for approximately 40 players from the age of eight up to professional tour players from many countries. Players from the UK, USA, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and India are or have been part of the programme. Our experienced coaches have links to experts such as Jez Green, Miles Maclagan and Barry Cowan who add to the knowledge base for our players. We have a strong stable of leading players including WTA player Samantha Murray (career high CH 164 – currently recovering from wrist surgery), Federation Cup doubles team Anna Smith and Jocelyn Rae (WTA CH 69), New Zealand Davis Cup star Marcus Daniell (CH 64) who made the 2015 Wimbledon 3rd round and regular tour players Richard Gabb (CH 410), Scott Clayton, Lisa Whybourn (CH 250), Jess Simpson and Grace Dixon. Samm Butler’s victory in the 2013 U18 Boy’s singles event in the British National tournament meant the trophy returned to Bath for the 4th time in 4 years following the successes of Scott Clayton (2012), Toby Martin (2011) and Richard Gabb (2010) – all of whom are now playing professionally with the TEAMBATH-MCTA senior squad. In the girls both Beth Askew and Eden Richardson (2014) have won the U16 National title.