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Personal info

Residence
Uganda
Nationality
Ugandan

Language skills

English
Excellent
Swahili
Excellent
Kinyarwanda
Excellent

Education

  • High Performance Centre, University of Pretoria
    (in 2007)
  • • Clapham, Pretoria
    (in 2007)

Curriculum

Coaching / Work Experience

2018 - Present

Tennis coach, Tompkins Tennis International

- Developed young professionals in the Ranked Junior Programme, an intense mentally and physically challenging program designed for top players with a minimum USTA Norcal ranking of 100 in their respective age groups. - Introduced children to tennis in the Future Slammers Programme, which focused on developing hand-eye coordination and developing the basic fundamentals for the game. - Worked in a range of other children’s programmes, including the Junior Aces and Junior Masters Programmes and Training Programme II and III, to develop their game to high level competition

2018 - 2018

Volunteer, Uganda Charity Trust Fund

- Provided tennis coaching to under privileged children for a programme sponsored by the charity, who focus on providing opportunities to alleviate poverty through sport.

2015 - 2018

CEO, Mutima Tennis

- Established the Mutima Tennis Programme for entry-level, beginner and intermediate players and aspiring junior professionals, with two daily classes hosting on average 14 children a class. - Established Tennis Fit, an adult fitness programme that provides all-round fitness exercises with drills that are specifically designed towards tennis. - Initiated the Friday Tennis Challenge (FTC), a platform for regional professional and high-level amateur players to compete. This FTC also raised awareness for high-level tennis in Uganda and culminated in Uganda being readmitted into the International Tennis Federation after a 7-year hiatus. The FTC also worked with a number of external parties, including Tradelance, which was one of the first e-ticketing systems in Uganda.

Player experience

Former professional tennis player: Yes
Career high in official ATP / WTA ranking: 500 - 1000 (in )
Other results: • Kampala F4 Futures doubles champion, with Anton Chekhov (2018) • Mozambique F1 Futures doubles champion, with Hassan Ndayishimiye (2015) • Senegal F1 Futures doubles champion, with Clifford Enosoregbe (2009) • Burundi F1 Futures doubles champion, with Hendrik Coertzen (2008) • Rwanda Open men’s doubles champion (2017) • Kenya Open singles champion (2010, 2012, 2014, 2017) • Uganda Open singles champion (2009, 2011, 2015) • Goma Open singles champion (2013) • Kenya Open men’s doubles champion (2010, 2012) • Uganda Open men’s doubles champion (2009, 2011) • Kenya Open mixed doubles champion (2010) • Burundi Open singles champion (2009) • Burundi Open men’s doubles champion (2009) • Tanzania Open singles champion (2009) • Tanzania Open men’s doubles champion (2009) • Africa Junior Tennis Championships men’s doubles champion (2006)

Preferences & specialties

I am interested in: Coaching, Giving presentations, Match analysis, Giving clinics, Radio/tv commentary, Brand promotion, Tournament organisation, Other opportunities

Coaching preference: Head Coach, Tennis professional, Travelling coach

Specialties: Technique, Motivation, Development, Physics, Analysis

Willingness to travel for tournaments: Yes

Target job locations: Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, South America, Asia, Africa

Willing to relocate: Yes

References