Tennis is my life! I have been coaching in and around the south Manchester area since 1990 and Head Coach at Cheadle (Kingsway) since 2011. I consider my approach to coaching as unique, firmly believing in building on the strengths of each individual player, junior or adult and whatever their level or ability. I believe in getting people playing and competing at the earliest opportunity and with enjoyment as a key motivator. I have a long and happy record of introducing completely new players to the game – both children and adults. Equally I have worked closely with junior performance squads and adult league teams developing participation at a higher level.
Tennis can be enjoyed at all levels and I am happy to work at matching player’s individual aspirations with their skill development and their on court game.
Beyond coaching I actively promote and run many tennis events and competitions enabling players to actively participate at Club level. I have run many very enjoyable tennis holidays in Portugal and Majorca focusing on playing lots of tennis throughout.
I am a fully licensed LTA Level 3 Tennis Coach and pride myself on regularly attending Tennis specific educational programmes and participating in workshops. I am a serial attendee at the Annual National Tennis Coaches Conference which hosts key speakers who are at the top of the sport and allows for plenty of networking and exchange of ideas amongst coaches nationally. My license includes up to date DBS checking (Disclosure and Barring Service formally known as CRB), First Aid Training and full Public Liability Insurance.