Colin Beecher

Colin Beecher (born 16 October 1970) is a former professional tennis player from Great Britain.

Colin Beecher
Full nameColin Beecher
Country (sports) Great Britain
Born (1970-10-16) 16 October 1970 (age 49)
Croydon, England
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$55,969
Singles
Career record1–3
Highest rankingNo. 264 (20 November 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record0–2
Highest rankingNo. 345 (1 November 1993)

BiographyEdit

Beecher, a right-handed player from Croydon, competed on the professional circuit in the 1990s. He faced two of Britain's rising stars in qualifying at the 1992 Wimbledon Championships, beating Tim Henman in straight sets, before falling to Greg Rusedski, 10–12 in the deciding set. He featured in the main draw for the only time at the 1996 Wimbledon Championships and reached the second round, with an opening round win over fellow wildcard Nick Gould. In the second round he was beaten by Italian Renzo Furlan.[1] On the ATP Tour he appeared in the main draw of two tournaments, at Nottingham in 1995 and Bournemouth in 1996.

Now a tennis coach, Beecher previously worked for many years for the LTA and captained Great Britain in the 2006 Fed Cup.[2] He was captain of the Great British side which made the Junior Davis Cup final in 2009 and served as a coach on the 2015 Davis Cup winning team.[3] On an individual level he has been the personal coach of several players including Anne Keothavong and Kyle Edmund.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Edberg bids gracious farewell". The Independent. 27 June 1996. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Sears appointed Fed Cup captain". BBC Online. 11 December 2006. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Captain Leon Smith rewarded for GB Davis Cup heroics with new contract". The Daily Telegraph. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2017.

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