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 Travelling Coach on the ATP/WTA Tour & Strategy analyst for Team Wawrinka.
My coaching philosophy is based on three core values:
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
Preferences & specialties
I am interested in: Coaching, Scouting talent, Giving presentations, Match analysis, Giving clinics
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