Our full-time players here at SotoTennis Academy are all currently travelling the world on the ITF and ATP tours. Their training programmes are based here at STA, and we travel with them to tournaments.
Our current full-time players are all ranked inside the top 5 in Great Britain in their age groups, or have advanced onto the senior tour. Find out more about our players here.
Name: Joshua Ward-Hibbert Age: 18 Nationality: English Hometown: Nottingham
Current Ranking: Josh is World Junior number 16, and is GB No 2.
Career Highlights: Winning the Australian Open Boys Doubles with Liam Broady and reaching the QF of the boys singles. Winning the Orange Bowl Doubles with Broady, and reaching the QF of the Wimbledon boys doubles in 2011.
Something you may not know about Josh: He plays basketball to a high level, and his brother was at university in the States on a basketball scholarship.
3. Nationality: English 4. Hometown: Birmingham, Warwickshire
5. Current Ranking: 509 in World ATP rankings.
6. Career Highlights: Winning a futures doubles, reaching the SF of the Wrexham $10K Futures, and beating a guy top 100 in singles. 7. Something you may not know about Andrew: He is a former British Ballroom and Latin Dancing Champion!
Name: James MacKinlay Age: 11 Nationality: British Hometown: Scotland East Career Highlights: Making it to the AEGON Summer Grand Prix Finals at Roehampton Something you may not know about James: I support Manchester United!
Name: Josh Curwen Age: 11 Nationality: English Hometown: Sotogrande Career Highlights: Herts County Leaderboard Champion Orange U9 Winter 2011, Masters Champion of Legends. Ambition: To be King of Clay
Name: Peter Bothwell Age: 17 Nationality: Irish Hometown: HIllsborough, Northern Ireland Current Ranking: 913 Junior ITF Career Highlights: Representing Ulster and Ireland and also winning Irish National titles. Ambition: To be top 100 ATP ranked, and represent Ireland in the Davis Cup.
Name: Ryan Moffat Age: 18 Nationality: English Hometown: Westcliff-on-Sea Ambition: To compete at pro level. Something you may not know about Ryan: He took his first steps at the back of a 747 on the way back from Florida!
Name: Bradley Stoneham Age: 14 Nationality: English Hometown: Mering, Augsburg, Germany Career Highlight(s): Won 2010 Bromley tournament & Maidstone Open and has already reached the final of 3 tournaments in Spain. Ambition: To be Wimbledon Champion and the best tennis player in the world Something you may not know about Bradley: He went to Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United football academies as a goalkeepers at age 8.
Name: Jordan Bury Age: 15 Nationality: British Hometown: Simonstone, Lancashire Career Highlights: Reaching the National Team Finals with Bolton Arena and playing in his first Futures event. Ambition: To reach top 75 ATP Something you may not know about Jordan: He used to play for Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers Football Academys.
Name: Lydia Bury Age: 13 Nationality: British Hometown: Rossendale, Lancashire Career Highlights: Coming 2nd in the National Team Finals with Bolton Arena. Ambition: To be ranked top 75 ATP Something you may not know about Lydia: She took part in an exhibition for a GB Davis Cup opening ceremony.
Name: Sofia Marinescu Age: 9 Nationality: Romanian Hometown: Bucharest Career Highlights: Reaching the QF at SPEX Singapore November 2012, and winning SPEX Singapore (National Tennis Championship of Singapore), March 2013. Something you may not know about Sofia: She likes rock music and owns 3 guitars!