Meet the Tennis Scotland Team

Our team at Tennis Scotland have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to grow and develop the game across the Country.

Blane Dodds
Chief Executive

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As CEO of Tennis Scotland, the main objectives are to increase participation and grow the sport’s profile and performance by the development of the game across all ages and abilities, thus ensuring the sport and clubs thrive for years to come. 'We are targeting more people playing our sport more often. We want more of our tennis population and non tennis population enjoying the benefits of tennis in our communities. Whether that is for the health benefits, the social interaction, the competition, or as a career, we would like more of our communities to experience the wide range of positive impacts that come from tennis and playing recreationally, socially or competitively'.Full bio

Denise Irvine

Denise Irvine
Executive Assistant

Phone - 0131 444 1984
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Executive Assistant providing effective and professional support to the Chief Executive and working closely with the Non-Executive Board of Directors. Main priorities within this role is to assist in the planning, development and implementation of strategic projects with a clear understanding of the financials and reporting structures. Denise has significant experience working in sport and international Events having been a key member of the support team with Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and also with the Rio2016 Olympic Games working alongside the Senior Infrastructure Lead for the IOC across competition, non-competition and training venues. Most recent role in Sport was with Scottish Golf based in St Andrews.


Colin Fleming
National Coach

Mobile - 07983 613 052
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Colin joined the Tennis Scotland team in January 2017. He is leading on the Performance arm of the organisation in the role of National Coach. He will be able to bring with him a wealth of experience from playing professionally on the tour for over 10 years.

Doc McKelvey

Doc McKelvey
Head of Development

Mobile - 07958 202 937
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Doc joined the Tennis Scotland team in August 2014 from Scottish Rugby where he worked in a development capacity in the East of Scotland.  He heads up Tennis Scotland's development team which aims to get more people playing tennis, more often.

Jason Atkins
Head of Operations (Performance & Competitions)

Mobile - 07957 959216
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Jason joined the Tennis Scotland team in December 2017 as Head of Operations (Performance & Competitions). His role will provide operational leadership and support to the Tennis Scotland player development, coach development and competitions programmes.

Elinore Lightbody
National Pathways Coach

Mobile - 07949 500 486
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Ellinore has rejoined the team as National Pathway Coach, where she will work closely with Colin in the development of Scottish players, focussing on the players aged between 8 and 14.

Gordon Robertson

Gordon Robertson
Company Secretary and Accountant

Phone - 0131 444 4153
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Gordon looks after the financial affairs of Tennis Scotland on a daily basis.  He also attends Board meetings in a non-voting capacity in his role as Company Secretary.

Sarah Cruickshank
Marketing & Communications Officer

Phone - 0131 444 4157
Mobile - 07958202952
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Sarah joined the Tennis Scotland team in October 2014. She leads and develops on all of the marketing and communication needs of the organisation including the Tennis Scotland social media channels.

Stephanie Eadon
Workforce Development Manager

Mobile - 07971 141015
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Stephanie joined the Tennis Scotland team in December 2017. She will focus on developing and delivering a programme of education and development opportunities for coaches, officials and volunteers. 

Linda Gordon
Competitions Officer 

Phone - 0131 444 4150
Mobile - 07958291219

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Linda has taken on the new role of Competitions Officer, responsible for regional competitions and developing opportunities for recreational competitions.

Mat Hulbert

Mat Hulbert
Executive Administrator (Coaching & Welfare Officer)

Phone - 0131 444 4154
Mobile - 07949 500 458
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Mat has been with Tennis Scotland since 2000 and currently focuses on coach education and competition support in addition to leading on Welfare and Child Protection.

Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen
Regional Development Manager (West)

Mobile - 07930 119 547
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Mike supports the development of tennis in the West of Scotland.  He also co-ordinates the tennis activity across Scotland that takes place as part of the Scottish Government's Cashback for Communities initiative.

Kirsty Humphries
Regional Development Manager (Central and Highlands)

Mobile - 07736602093
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Kirsty supports the development of tennis in the Central and Highlands regions of Scotland. 

Mike Kolacz
Regional Development Manager (Tayside, Grampian and Fife)

Mobile - 07932275913
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Mike supports the development of tennis in the Tayside, Grampian and Fife regions of Scotland. 

Stuart Brown
Regional Development Manager (East)

Mobile - 07932417875 
Office - 0131 444 4160
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Stuart supports the development of tennis in the East of Scotland. 

Andrew Raitt

Andrew Raitt
Regional Development Manager (Disability and South West)

Mobile - 07908 091 820
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Andrew supports the development of tennis in the South West of Scotland as well as being the lead on Disability

Graeme Clarkson
Tennis Scotland Facilities Project Manager

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Graeme is the Regional Facilities Project Manager for the North of England and Scotland sitting in the Facilities Development Department of the LTA.



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