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Personal info

Residence
United Kingdom
Nationality
British
Coach since
01-01-2001

Language skills

English
Excellent

Education

  • Global Professional Tennis Coach Association
    at International Coach Level B
    (in )
  • Lawn Tennis Association
    at Senior Performance Coach
    (in 2005)
  • International Tennis Performance Association
    at Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT)
    (in 2016)

Curriculum

I have been coaching for 18 years with a variety experience; my coaching career started in Leicestershire in 2001. I have been the head coach at four clubs/academies and for the last four years, I have been a travelling coach and tennis analyst to several players on the professional tour. I have travelled with players from ITF futures through to grand slams in both singles and doubles. Alongside this, I have helped several British players achieve US college scholarships. I currently specialise in tennis strategy supporting coaches and academies worldwide for their players with match reports, season data and scouting key opponents. I hold a dual role within Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise as Performance Analyst and Travelling Coach on the ATP/WTA Tour & ITF Circuit. My coaching philosophy is based on three core values: • Commitment • Respect • Trust I have 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” I provide hourly, half day and full day coaching. I offer substantial off-court support and guidance either via email, Skype, telephone and face to face contact. I am available for individual or group support worldwide.

Coaching / Work Experience

September 2015 - Present

Tennis Analyst , Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise

• Tennis Strategy/Patterns of play support • Match Reports • Serve & Return data • Tailor Made Match Tagging • Scouting reports on the opponents. Mike is currently based in the UK & is travelling on the ATP tour & ITF circuit with: Ante Pavic CRO Francisco Ferrari ITA & also travelled with: Kento Takeuchi JPI Jack Findel-Hawkins GBR Fred Simonsson SWE Pol Wattanakul THI

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.

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

2009-04-01 - 2012-03-01

Head of Player Development-Derbyshire Tennis Association

2014-01-01 - 2015-01-01

Guest Tennis Writer for Ubi Tennis

2015-12-01 - Present

Tennis Analyst, Claudio Pistolesi Enterprise LLC

• Tennis Strategy/Patterns of play support • Match Reports • Serve & Return data • Tailor Made Match Tagging • Scouting reports on the opponents. Mike is currently based in the UK & is travelling on the ATP tour & ITF circuit with: Ante Pavic CRO Francisco Ferrari ITA & also travelled with: Kento Takeuchi JPI Jack Findel-Hawkins GBR Fred Simonsson SWE Pol Wattanakul THI

2017-03-01 - Present

Travelling Coach to Ante Pavic (CRO), ATP World Tour

Key results in 2017: Won first singles Challenger title in Columbus, OH, U.S.A Won Pune, India challenger doubles Finished the year at 160 doubles & 330 singles Key results in 2018: Won Puerto Vallarta Challenger doubles, Mexico Won Poprad Tatry Challenger doubles, Slovakia Won Padova Challenger doubles, Italy Finished the year 135 doubles & 300 singles

Preferences & specialties

I am interested in: Coaching

Coaching preference: Tennis director, Performance coach, Travelling coach

Specialties: Motivation, Mental, Analysis

Net salary: $ 2.500 - 5.000 - Per month

Willingness to travel for tournaments: Yes

Target job locations: Europe, 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.
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