Meet the Tennis Staffordshire Management Committee

Tennis Staffordshire is supported by a team of volunteer offficials.

Ian Dudson

Ian Dudson - President

Ian Dudson is the Chairman of Dudson Ltd, a 209 years old family business.  The Dudson company have been long time supporters and sponsors of tennis in Staffordshire.

Ian undertakes a number of other roles within the North Staffordshire community which include being the current President of the British Ceramic Confederation. He is also Chair of the Council at Keele University and a Board member of the local Chamber of Commerce. He is also actively involved with the North Staffordshire Regeneration Zone being a member of the Board and Chairing the Marketing Programme. Ian is also Honorary President of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Martyn Rock – Chair & LTA Councillor

Martyn is the Director of Sport Specialism at Stafford Sports College. He is passionate about sport and especially tennis. Martyn introduced yearly tennis tours to the sports college and also created the successful bid for 6 NDF funded tennis courts.

Martyn is the Chairman of Staffordshire Schools Tennis and has worked with the LTA on tennis leaders award and schools tennis development. He became Tennis Staffordshire Chairman in January 2009. 

Clive Paddison

Clive Paddison – Treasurer

Clive is an experienced accountant working in the educational sector for last 15 years and also with experience at a senior executive level in commerce. Clive has been treasurer for Tennis Staffordshire since 2001.

Clive is a sport enthusiast whose main activity is playing Golf and he also likes watching football. He used to play tennis as a teenager, apparently very badly though!

Raj Bandha - Stone & Central Staffordshire Club Representative

More information about Raj coming soon...

Neil Mcpherson-North Staffordshire Club Representative

Neil has played in the staffordshire inter club tennis leagues for over 40 years and he still currently plays in the top division for Florence Tennis Club. Neil has also captaned the county Veterains team at both over 45's and currently at over 55's level. Neil has recently retired from teaching after 38 years as Head of PE.


Benson Greatrex

Benson Greatrex – Veterans Team Coordinator

Benson first joined the then Staffordshire LTA Council in 1978 as Match Secretary for the Men's County Team. Subsequently he also became Competitions Secretary and Men's Team Captain. Currently he is Veterans Team Coordinator and one of our two LTA Councillors.

Benson played for the Men's senior team for 30 years and at present plays for the 55s and this year have been selected to play for GB 55s in Mallorca. He is very pleased to be involved with the new streamlined Tennis Staffordshire Management Team!

Graham Cole - County Welfare and Safeguarding Officer

Graham is a lifelong tennis player having played league tennis for clubs in Kent, Essex and Staffordshire and has been on Stone Tennis Club`s management committee for 19 years.

Having recently retired he is now Chair of Governors at a Stafford Primary School, where safeguarding is an important part of the role. Through this he has a number of safeguarding qualifications. 

He has been Staffs Safeguarding Officer since 2017 and is a member of Stafford Castle Rotary Club..  



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Stafford Manor High School
Wolverhampton Road
Stafford ST17 9DJ