Coaching Staff

Tennis Coach

Euan Bell

Euan joined the University of St Andrews in 2017 as the University Tennis Coordinator (working with students as a coach mentor and organising additional match play opportunities with universities and local tennis clubs) and tennis coach of student squads.

Euan is an LTA Level 3 coach – he has great experience of working in both a club (Juniors, adults and team players) and school environment. He has worked in partnership with Active Schools for 10 years developing school-club links.

In 2018, Euan joined the tennis coaching team on a full-time permanent basis. During the academic semesters, Euan works with A, B and C squad players in large groups, small groups and individually on a weekly basis. He also provides coaching to staff members, club players and delivers on the junior programme.

Euan attained an honours degree in Sports Development that covered key areas in sports performance such as motor control and skill acquisition, the coaching process, sports psychology and performer improvement and development.

Senior Performance Coach

Steven Birrell

Steven has been working with the University team squads since 2015 and brings a wealth of high level coaching experience. Currently involved in player development and National/County training, he coaches highly ranked Scottish juniors including the current GB number one in the 12 and under age group. Steven regularly travels with county teams and has great experience at preparing children to compete.

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Allan Gartshore

ag81@st-andrews.ac.uk

Allan has worked within the University’s Department of Sport and Exercise for several years now and brings a wealth of practical training experience to the table. Having competed in several different sports (including football, kickboxing and triathlon) he understands what it takes to compete at a high level.Over the years Allan has picked up many fitness qualifications and has several years experience working as a Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor, before moving into a more sports performance based role. Allan has been an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC), with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association since 2008 and continues to attend all the workshop and conferences available, to ensure he remains at the cutting edge of applied research. As well as his work for the University, Allan also works part-time with the Scottish Institute of Sport, as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, as well as working with Dundee United Football Club – providing both field based, and gym based strength and conditioning support.