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Since graduation I have worked within my field of specialization, initially pursuing a personal competitive ambition, which later transpired into senior management and administrative roles at the forefront of the sport I love and have enormous passion for. I have vast amounts of experience working with grass roots to top ten tennis players. You won't be disappointed with the commitment and knowledge I can pass on.

Coaching / Work Experience

09/2012 - Present Owner and CEO of fit8 Ltd fit8 are 'functional intelligent training' clubs where each coach works with no more than 2 members. We differ from the standard stereotype gym or personal training studio. The members follow a system, which combines science and the art of coaching. At fit8 we take away the guesswork and do all the thinking for the member. The members follow the fit8 system no matter who is coaching them which covers metabolic profiling tests through to a carefully thought out 15 week periodised plan. As owner and CEO of the clubs my aim is to formulate a strategy of growth from the existing two to eight clubs in three to five years. fit8 software solutions is a subsidiary of fit8 where we offer front and or back office software to the health and fitness industry irrespective of the business size. Where this is so unique we can build a system from scratch to the mold of exactly what your business demands require.

09/2010 - 09/2012 Head of Strength and Conditioning / Assistant Head Coach -Qatar Tennis Federation Working closely with the Director of Coaching and Player Development to develop and implement a structure and strategy that will put Qatar on the world map through producing world class tennis players. • Assist in formulating a world class structure • Manage the coaches on a day to day basis • Assist in developing and managing day to day program objectives • Assist on the continual coach education process for the coaching team and keep current with the latest research publications • Assist in the development and Implementation of coaching and training schedules on a weekly basis • Manage the overall Strength and Conditioning department from Mini Tennis to ITF touring players • Create a close working relationship between the strength and conditioning team and the medical department • Implement and execute training programs for all National Team players • Devise a tennis specific battery of fitness tests for the Qatar Tennis Federation • Management and performance reporting • Member of the medical committee • Member of the spectator committee for both the WTA and ATP events

01/2009 - 07/2010 Chief Executive Officer-David Lloyd Group Executive direction of a diverse portfolio of businesses for David Lloyd, including a unit trust investment fund, resort ownership and rental concept, fine art gallery management agency and property development company. • Implementation of board strategy and key objectives for the 6 companies operating under the group umbrella • Oversee day to day operations and performance of individual businesses • Liaise with executive management teams to ensure implementation of business strategy. • Development of key personnel within individual executive teams • Management of group funding platforms • Control of intellectual property, branding and legal frameworks • Group financial planning and Management Reporting • Liaison with Executive Board and key investors

09/2006 - 12/2008 Managing Director-David Lloyd Academy Devised and launched a National Training Academy for elite tennis players, co-funded by the LTA and David Lloyd. • Formulated the Academy structure and objectives • Masterminded the regional set-up and operating principles • Developed and implemented the adopted coaching and training schedule • Recruited and developed the professional coaches, trainers and assistance for each regional academy • Managed relationships with governing bodies and key stakeholders • Developed and implemented financial model • Management reporting and performance monitoring

09/2005 - 09/2006 Head of Strength and Conditioning for the Performance Academy-Esporta Group Develop and implement a national standard physical training development programme for top operator within the leisure sector • Set-out Academy objectives and financial operating model at board level and gain approval • Work with individual stakeholders to introduce Academy • Develop and manage day to day programme objectives • Recruit and develop academy personnel • Control financial operations • Board and management reporting

09/2002 - 03/2005 Director of Strength and Conditioning-Lawn Tennis Association Manage and develop a training and fitness programme for the men’s National Tennis programme. • Mastermind training regime specifically designed to maximize performance of professional men’s squad • Review and evaluate cutting edge training techniques for programme adoption • Implement programme objectives across all key squad tiers • Build relationships with all training, coaching, medical and support staff to gain adherence to master programme • Work with individual players and squads on specific goal driven objectives

12/1999 - 12/2002 Strength/Conditioning Coach-Tim Henman Develop and implement a daily training regime for an elite professional athlete. • Full responsibility for the physical performance and condition of a men’s top 10 professional tennis player on a day to day basis • Build a training timetable to coordinate with technical trainers and scheduled tournament commitments • Research and develop cutting edge training techniques • Research and organise training facilities and services at tournament venues

02/1997 - 07/2001 Assistant Tennis, Strength and Conditioning Coach-South Africa Davis Cup Squad Develop and implement a long term winning strategy for the South African Team to maintain their World Group status. • Full responsibility for the strength and conditioning of the South African Team to ensure that the players can maximize their playing potential during their respective ties • Integral part of the senior management team on match selection • Liaise with the coach during the tie on match strategy and tactics

02/1997 - 09/2000 Tennis, Strength/Conditioning Coach-Wayne Ferreira Develop and implement a daily training regime to improve a world top 10 professional tennis player year on year • Full responsibility for the tennis and physical performance of a men’s top 10 professional tennis player on a day to day basis • Build a training timetable to coordinate with technical trainers and scheduled tournament commitments • Research and develop cutting edge training techniques both tennis and physical • Research and organise training facilities and services at tournament venues

My favorite quote

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life and turns what you have into enough and more

Preferences & Specialties

I am interested in

coaching and other business opportunities

Preference

Junior players, Female players, Male players

Specialties

Travelling coach, Private coach, Hitting Partner, Head Coach (professional), High Performance Coach, Physical Coach, Speaker, Analyzer, Clinics, Commentator, Brand promotion / Commercials, Other business opportunities, Management Tournament Organisation

Net salary

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Willing to travel for tournaments

Yes (15 - 30 weeks)

Target job locations

Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, Asia, Africa

Willing to relocate

Yes

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