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Adrian Lobley captained/managed his first tennis team at the age of 16 when he ran Bardsey Tennis Club’s junior mixed team, and then followed that by running the club’s senior mixed team a year later which he is still running 25 years on.
During his time in charge of the senior team it has won promotion from Division 4 to Division 1, and won two Division 1 titles and two league cups in the Barkston Ash league in Yorkshire, England. A significant achievement considering the fact Bardsey is a tiny village club up against all the largest clubs in the area with their much larger resources.
Adrian also had a period away from Bardsey Tennis Club for three years where he ran Rawdon Tennis Club's mixed first-team, winning the Leeds League Division 1 title.
He has managed teams for 22 of the last 25 years and has not yet suffered relegation.
Adrian also enters mixed and men's doubles tournaments with a number of different tennis partners. He has appeared in 17 regional doubles finals and has finished on the winning side on all 17 occasions.
His longest tie-break winning streak is 23 tie-breaks in a row.
Following an injury to Adrian’s tennis playing right arm, he is currently teaching himself to play left handed using his own techniques covered in The Tennis Psychologist.