About us

PPS was born in November 2016, by a group of people ambitious and driven to get the best out of young sportspeople.

We started by offering individual support programmes to young performance tennis players.  In September 2018, and registered as an official charity, we launched a growth strategy to build programmes and support in three target areas.

Since the start, the core identity has largely stayed the same, and the founding personnel have remained involved.


John Feaver
Trustee, Chairman

A former International Tennis Player on The ATP Tour also playing Davis Cup and Grand slam events.
A former Director at The LTA, The AELTC and Wimbledon Championships.
He represented Europe on WTA Board and sat on the European ATP Board.
A Director of Sports Marketing Partners, Laureus Sports and Street Games.
President of The Dorset Tennis Association.

LOVES: Trying to hit a hole in one, feeding the cows in Somerset and taking sport to young people who would not have the facilities to play.


Karl Altenburg
Trustee, The Altenburg Foundation

A keen sportsman representing Europe in corporate tennis games in 2018. Executive Vice President at Plastic Energy. A Senior Advisor of Citigroup in Europe. Co-Head of Corporate Finance Europe, Middle East & Africa at Deutsche Bank 2014-2016. Managing Director of JP Morgan 1993-2014. President of The German Tennis Federation 2011-14.

LOVES: Playing sport, travelling with his family, piano playing to his dog and helping to make the planet a cleaner and healthier place to live.


Lars Clausen

Plays all sports from Tennis, golf, triathalon, cycling and wind sailing.
Chairman and CEO of Zoo Communications.
A Director of Laureus Sports.
Trustee of Give it your Max and Tennis First.

LOVES: Hitting a straight drive on the golf course, second serve aces and plans to swim the channel in 2020. Also helping young people who have the right mind set succeed on and off the field of play.


James Feaver
PPS Director

A former professional tennis player, and performance coach. Now running PPS, James is motivated to create opportunities for young sportspeople to get the best out of themselves, like he did as a tennis player.

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