Paul Martin

Tennis captain

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I am pleased to continue as Tennis Captain for 2018, having
served in the role for part of the 2017 season.
I have been a member at WBC since 2009, and have enjoyed
representing the club in competitive tennis at local, UK and
European levels. I have captained various league teams and have
won the Club Championships in singles and doubles on multiple
occasions. My tennis at the club has been highly enjoyable with a
lot of proud moments!
My tennis background includes representing Great Britain at junior and veteran levels, plus
playing county tennis for Avon and Warwickshire. I played tennis professionally as part of
the LTA system in the mid-1990s, eventually securing a tennis scholarship to the University
of Texas in Austin in the late 1990s, where I achieved “All-American” honours while earning
a Bachelors in Business Management. I also earned a Cambridge Blue in tennis while
studying for a Master’s in Business Administration in 2003-04.
My business background includes over 20 years in the Technology sector, in a mix of FTSE-
100 (Motorola, BT) and privately-held businesses in the Media Technology sector (Snell and
Concurrent). Roles have included operational, change management, marketing, sales,
customer experience and general management. I now run my own business consultancy
focused on helping businesses grow organically through a focus on Customer Excellence.
As a Tennis Committee member from 2015-17 I focused on strengthening LTA relationships
and introducing a new-look Group Coaching course, with new Adult Group Coaching courses
that have become successful. As Tennis Captain for part of the 2017 season, my focus was
on developing and implementing a new Tennis Constitution to lay the foundation for an
efficient and effective Tennis Committee that will best serve the membership. The new
constitution was adopted at the Tennis EGM in October 2017. In addition, I have been an
advocate of sensible change management, responsible stewardship and development of the
club’s finances, ultimately driving towards an excellent and inclusive member experience for
all members.
Looking to the future, I am very interested in further development of the club’s
infrastructure, continued development of coaching services for members, achievement in
competitive and social tennis, and ensuring member satisfaction is as high as possible.