Nino Severino

Nino Severino

EBAT Director / Head Coach

Nino Severino holds the position of Head Coach at The Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis. His coaching skills have been developed through a multi-sport coaching experience in Professional Football, Boxing, Golf, Cricket and Karate to name but a few. Nino spent nearly two years working as part of Bryan Klugs coaching team at the Ipswich Town Football Academy.

  • Nino worked as part of Jim Davidson team at EIS World class boxing centres at crystal Palace and in Manchester. Jim coached for the ABA England squad that included Amir Khan.
  • He was included in many of the education programmes for the ECCB at the highest level, coaching the coaches at Loughborough Universities, Lords and The Oval.
  • The PGA officially rolled out a programme designed and created by Nino who delivered coaching the coaches sessions at The Belfry to the Pro coaches across Britain.
  • He is often asked to deliver seminars and talks to a wide range of Teams, universities and governing bodies. These have included National training programmes for the LTA, Loughborough University, Edinburgh University, BTCA, ECCB, Manchester Utd.
  • He has created a training programme called AMS which is currently being used globally by parents, coaches and players.

Nino ran his own multi-sport academy called Sports Performance Academy which included 2 official EIS World Class athletes and 12 England Internationals who went on to win World, European, Commonwealth, British and English medals and titles. Abbie Thorrington who now competes for the prestigious Great Britain Triathlon Team was part of this squad. After managing these athletes Nino then specialised in tennis which lead him to a full time role as a WTA touring coach with Elena Baltacha British No.1.

What Nigel Sears Ex Head of ladies British Tennis and Ex Coach to Amanda Coetzer, Daniella Hantuchova and current coach to Ana Ivanovic (Ex World No.1 and Grand Slam Champion) says about Nino Severino, the Head Coach of EBAT:

“Nino has done a tremendous job as coach/mentor to Elena Baltacha. Working one on one on the tour is an intense business and he handles it very well… he is always open to advice when it is given and he takes his role very seriously… the results speak for themselves”.
Elena Baltacha:

  • Broke the top 50 from being ranked 160 in the world
  • Has made top 50 WTA ranking two years running
  • Has achieved 3 top 10 wins
  • Beat the reigning French Open Grand Slam Champion
  • Beat the current French Open champion
  • Made quarter finals of a premier WTA event
  • Had the best prize money and ranking points haul of her professional career

Elena has gone from suffering 9 years on the ITF circuit to being a fully recognised WTA Tour player, she said:

“I owe this amazing turn around to Nino’s AMS methods of training, I thought my dreams of being a WTA Tour player and competing against the best players in the world on a week to week basis were over. I even planned to retire and had a job set up to coach at a local tennis club, I am finally living my dream and want to create this opportunity for other young female players”.

Nino is now committed to Elena’s Tennis Academy and will work with her to continually invest back into British Tennis.


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