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I am a former WTA ranked tennis player, now LTA Level 4 coach working primarily in junior performance tennis.
Aside from my playing level, I bring energy, enthusiasm and a genuine passion for tennis to the coaching court. I aim to create a positive and dynamic on-court environment in which players of all ages and abilities can thrive. My approach to coaching is very much player-centered and I pride myself on going the extra mile to help each and every player I work with to achieve their goals.

Coaching / Work Experience

01/2018 - Present Senior Academy Coach at Aspire Tennis Academy Level 4 qualified & LTA Accredited+ tennis coach working primarily in Junior Performance at Aspire Tennis Academy (based at Billericay LTC). Head of Mini Tennis Performance and lead coach on 'Aspire-EPIC' Academy squads, identifying and developing talented players from Mini Red to U12. Joint lead coach on High Performance squads, working with junior players competing from county to international level. Sole individual coach of player competing on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour as well as a number of other performance juniors and regional camp players. Provider of one-to-one lessons for all standards of players. Coach on the Schools Outreach programme. Experience in coaching all ages and abilities catered for on both the Academy and Club programmes. High level trainer/hitting partner for players up to international standard. Supervisor and mentor to assistant, trainee and junior coaches. Experience in tournament coaching, match charting and statistical analysis.

01/2017 - 12/2017 Junior Performance Coach at Batchwood Tennis Academy Level 4 qualified & LTA Accredited+ tennis coach working primarily in Junior Performance at Batchwood Tennis Academy, one of Great Britain's leading tennis talent development pipelines. Joint lead coach on the 'Pathway to Tarbes' scheme, identifying and developing talented players from Mini Red through to Under 12. Coach on High Performance Centre squads, working with junior players competing from county to international level. Sole individual coach of player competing on the Tennis Europe Junior Tour as well as a number of other performance juniors. Provider of one-to-one lessons for all standards of players. Coach on the Schools Outreach programme, including role as lead coach for Year 8, 9 & 10 Teams, Squads and PE at St Albans High School for Girls. Experience in coaching all ages and abilities catered for on both the Performance Academy and Community programmes. High level trainer/hitting partner for players up to international standard. Experience in tournament coaching, match charting and statistical analysis. Qualified Cardio Tennis instructor.

10/2016 - 05/2017 Group Coach at David Lloyd Chigwell Lead Mini Red, Mini Green and Yellow group coach, planning and delivering tennis lessons to children and adults to meet a range of objectives. Supervising an assistant coach in delivering safe and good quality coaching to players.

01/2007 - Present Self Employed Hitting Partner Providing high level practice sessions for tennis players of a variety of ages and abilities, from adult beginners to junior international competitors. Following client instructions as to session content - e.g. match play, conditioned points, specific drills - and delivering feedback if requested. Sessions delivered at a variety of locations at clients' request; venues have included clubs, leisure centres, parks and hotels.

Player Experience

Former pro tennis player

Yes

Career high in official ATP / WTA ranking

500 - 1000

Other results

Former WTA ranked tennis player in both singles and doubles.
Ranked Top 20 in Great Britain and #1 in Essex as recently as 2016.
ITF Pro Circuit ($10,000) finalist.
Numerous wins over ranked players, up to 350 WTA.
Winner of six National-level (British Tour) titles and finalist in a further five.
Competed alongside 3 future WTA World #1s in Pro Circuit events.
Invited to compete in The Championships, Wimbledon 2015 - Wild Card Play-Offs.
Current LTA rating of 1.2.

My favorite quote

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashe

Preferences & Specialties

I am interested in

coaching opportunities only

Preference

Junior players

Specialties

Private coach, Hitting Partner, High Performance Coach

Net salary

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Willing to travel for tournaments

Yes (< 5 weeks)

Target job locations

Europe

Willing to relocate

No