Founder. Has been in the sports and leisure business since 1984 so has seen a few changes! Claims he played cricket for England at under 16 level. That’s so long ago that no one can remember so who knows! Always looking out for ways to improve our product range and service levels.
Owner. Has looked after all the buying since 2005 plus all aspects of display and marketing. High standards of quality and service are her passion. Complete Pilates freak and in her spare time loves looking after the grand-children.
Joined us in 2008. Ben has a unique knowledge of the retail business-particularly as an independent where service is paramount. Racketsports and running are his passion plus he looks after our ebay store. In his spare time he loves cars and anything with an engine.
Joined us in 2005 under the original YTS scheme and has been with us ever since. Dan’s bit of a fitness freak playing county level squash and a keen runner. He says he has restrung over 10000 rackets! Like Ben he has a unique all-round knowledge of the business backed up by excellent customer service.
Joined us in March 2015 as an apprentice. Ryan’s mission is to learn everything about the business and is quickly becoming an important member of the team so doing a great job. He now looks after our website. In his spare time he plays football and is now into tennis and table tennis.
We have seen many changes in our 30 years in the business which we have always strived to keep pace with.
An example of that is our range of changing room wet kit bags now being 100% degradable so you can now offer this unique service to your customers without worrying about damaging the environment.
In fact now is an ideal time to promote your business by having your own name or logo printed on these bags as we can offer them in much smaller quantities than ever before.
We would also like to offer all our customers an open invitation to visit our shop, Original Sports pictured above. It is something of a rarity these days as it is a 'real sports shop' specialising in racketsports, running and fitness. This was recognised when in 2009 we were awarded 'best retailer' in the Southend and district business awards.
Finally on behalf of the team at Kingswood Leisure I would like to thank all our customers for their continued support. To all potential new customers I hope we have the opportunity to be of service to you very soon.
Tim Guppy - Managing Director.