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 supporting performance tennis players, before launching a growth strategy in September 2018 to build a structure of programmes and support across three target areas and a variety of sports.
Performance Plus Sport is governed by three Trustees to set the long-term direction, and a non-trustee Director who is hired to run the day-to-day programmes and lead on all functions of the charity.
A former International Tennis Player on The ATP Tour also playing Davis Cup and Grand slam events.
A former Director of the LTA and committee member of the AELTC and Wimbledon Championships.
He represented Europe on WTA Board and sat on the European ATP Board. A Director of Sports Marketing Partners, Laurus Sports and Street Games. President of The Dorset Tennis Association.
LOVES: Trying to hit a hole in one and giving young people the opportunities to play.
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.
Plays all sports from Tennis, golf, triathalon, cycling and wind sailing. Chairman and CEO of Zoo Communications. A Director of Laurus Sports.
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.
- Ex-professional tennis player (career high: 659 ATP singles ranking with 6 professional doubles titles)
- Head of Performance at Sutton Tennis Academy
- Club Manager at Ealing Lawn Tennis Club
- BA in Business and Enterprise (Edinburgh Napier university)
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.
PPS has an Advisory Group who meet three times a year, provide proactive and reactive expert advice and help to raise funds for PPS.
We have experts in various areas:
Chris Roberts (Edge Performance) – mentoring and development
Claire Wheeler – charity sector
Dom Hemy – accountancy
Emma Eaton (Clifford Chance) – legal
Peter Long – finance and fundraising
Richard Moore (Alter Agency) – branding and marketing
Charlie Grave – sports management and agency