Mike has been coaching for over a decade with experience in Germany, Spain & the United States along with his foundations in the United Kingdom. Mike’s coaching pathway began in Leicestershire in 2001.
Mike’s achievements have not only been gained in the UK but he also has international experience and qualifications; he has been key in the progression of several players who have achieved scholarships to American Universities and had full-time tennis careers. Mike holds a dual role within Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise as Performance Analyst and Travelling Coach on the WTA Tour & ITF Futures Circuit.
Mike’s coaching philosophy is based on three core values:
Mike has a holistic approach to working with players. “Firstly you need to know the player as a person and understand what it takes to get the best out of them, open communication is important throughout their journey”
Mike provides hourly, half day and full day coaching. He offers substantial off-court support and guidance either via Email, Skype, Telephone and Face to Face contact.
Mike is available for individual or group support worldwide.
Coaching / Work Experience
September 2015 - Nu
Tennis Analyst & Travelling Coach , Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise
With the emphasis of ‘Tailor Made Tennis Training’ the CPE concept focuses on providing the balance for players taking care of the technical, tactical, physical, mental and off court decisions. Understanding the game a notion of ‘we have as many systems as we have as many players’ relates to the individualised and holistic coaching, training and education being offered to players accepted to be part of the CPE program.
Serve & Return data
Tailor Made Match Tagging
Scouting reports on the opposition.
Mike is currently based in the UK & is travelling on the ATP & ITF Pro Circuit with:
Ante Pavic CRO
Francisco Ferrari ITA
2017-03-01 - Present
Travelling Coach to Ante Pavic (CRO)
2013-09-01 - 2015-07-01
Academy Coach at Loughborough University High Performance Centre
Maximise the Junior Programme from Development to National and International level Performance Tennis.
Link in with the LTA Talent Performance coordinator to send players to talent ID days & Regional camps across Leicestershire.
Work to a yearly syllabus for the performance p
2014-01-01 - 2015-01-01
Guest Tennis Writer for Ubi Tennis
2012-03-01 - 2013-04-01
Head Coach at Sheffield International Venues
Produce and maximise the Junior Programme from Development to National and International level Performance Tennis.
Link in with the LTA Talent Performance coordinator to send players to talent ID days & Regional camps across Yorkshire.
Coaching players from County to High national level from Under 8's to under 18's.
Responsible in meeting the LTA County Development Officer & Talent Performance coordinator to discuss funding for facility and player development.
Produce a yearly syllabus for the performance programme which included fitness, mental skills, goal setting (short & long term), end of term parents meetings and video analysis.
Manage a team of 7 coaches/fitness trainers.
Travel to key tournaments across the UK and Europe.
2009-04-01 - 2012-03-01
Head of Player Development-Derbyshire Tennis Association
Preferences & specialties
I am interested in: Coaching, Talent scouten, Presentaties geven, Wedstrijden analyseren, Clinics geven, Radio/tv commentaar
Coaching preference: Tennis director, Performance coach, Travelling coach
Specialties: Motivation, Mental
Net salary: - Per month
Willingness to travel for tournaments: Yes
Target job locations: Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, Asia
Willing to relocate: Yes
My Favorite Quote
We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.