My sporting background has always revolved around tennis and football and I have been involved in many different areas of each game. I worked as a Redcoat at Butlins, Redcoat/football coach at Barry Island Resort and as a Teamstar/Bluecoat at Warners gaining great life experience. After travelling from country to country and job to job, I decided to settle in one place and concentrate on tennis.
I took my LTA Level 3 coaching course in 1994 and have not looked back since. After four years it was time to further my coaching knowledge. I qualified as an LTA Level 4 coach in 1998 and I feel I gained a lot of valuable experience. In 2010 I also qualified as an RPT International Professional and USPTA Pro One. In 2016 it was off to Dubai for more courses. I now hold the RPT 'Director of Tennis' and the USPTA 'Elite Professional' qualifications.
I am completely committed to the continued development of tennis within the schools and clubs for which I work. I try to maintain an element of fun and enthusiasm on the court while continually striving to improve every aspect of each individual stroke. To become a better player, one needs to improve ones technique, fitness, matchplay skills and concentration. A little bit of coaching can go a long way to advancing ones game and ultimately gaining more enjoyment from such a great sport.
The highlight of my tennis coaching career so far is playing doubles at Wimbledon two weeks after the 2001 championships. My partner and I won 2 sets to 1 so I now have a better Wimbledon record that Roger Federer as I am undefeated! (ha-ha)