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Providence Nyoni's Journey to Becoming SPC's 400th Coach Placement
Providence Nyoni's Journey to Becoming SPC's 400th Coach Placement

From Zimbabwe to Neom: Providence Nyoni’s Journey to Becoming SPC’s 400th Coach Placement   Mark: Good afternoon, Providence Nyoni! Welcome! Can you introduce yourself and your tennis background to our readers? Providence: Hello, Mark! Thanks for having me. I’m Providence Nyoni, a tennis coach from Zimbabwe. Coaching became my passion since I started playing at […]

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SportsProsConnect Soars in 2023: Rebrand, Growth, and Exciting Plans for 2024
SportsProsConnect Soars in 2023: Rebrand, Growth, and Exciting Plans for 2024

SportsProsConnect Soars in 2023: Rebrand, Growth, and Exciting Plans for 2024   Well, it’s been an amazing year for SPC in 2023! Each year since we became SportsProsConnect I have written a review of the year gone by, and every year we have reported fantastic growth. Therefore I am very much expecting the growth to […]

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My Experience as Sponsor for Med WTC at the Rafa Nadal Academy
My Experience as Sponsor for Med WTC at the Rafa Nadal Academy

My Experience as Sponsor for Med WTC at the Rafa Nadal Academy   It was a pleasure to be invited by Miquel Puig as a sponsor for the first Med WTC tournament at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Mallorca!  Once invited, this was an event that I could never turn down!  In the same capacity, […]

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Navigating the Future: A Conversation with Ruben Herrera
Navigating the Future: A Conversation with Ruben Herrera

Mark: Good morning Ruben Herrera – a pleasure to have you speaking on our blog today…  Please introduce yourself and tell our readers about your career in tennis. Ruben: Firstly, thanks a lot for the opportunity to chat and share some thoughts that may be interesting and useful for the SportsProsConnect community. To tell you a […]

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Michelle Jaggard-Lai: Mentoring Future Tennis Champions
Michelle Jaggard-Lai: Mentoring Future Tennis Champions

Michelle Jaggard-Lai is a former WTA player and Grand Slam Junior Champion at Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She is also the founder of Jaggard Sports, a tennis player mentorship program that is helping future tennis champions reach their full potential. Mark: Good morning Michelle Jaggard-Lai, it’s a pleasure to speak with you! Michelle: Hi […]

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Ace Insights: A Conversation with Conrad Singh
Ace Insights: A Conversation with Conrad Singh

Mark: Hi Conrad! It’s great to have you here. Can you start by telling us a little about yourself and your career in tennis? Conrad Singh: Absolutely. I began my coaching journey over three decades ago, during my last year of high school. I’ve played tennis at various levels, from professional team tennis to satellite […]

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Oliver Marach: From Singles to Doubles Success
Oliver Marach: From Singles to Doubles Success

Mark: Good morning, Oliver Marach. It’s a pleasure to welcome you to SportsProsConnect for the second time! Please introduce yourself to our readers. Oliver: Good morning, Mark. My name is Oliver Marach. I’m from Graz, Austria. I started playing tennis at the age of 6, but I was never really a highly talented player… my […]

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Introducing: Howard Green, Tennis SuperMovers!
Introducing: Howard Green, Tennis SuperMovers!

Good afternoon Howard Green and thanks for agreeing to being our first ‘Partner’ Interview in this new series of interviews!   Firstly, please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background in tennis?  I do remember us meeting in person and being very interested in how you have become a firm part of […]

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Introducing: Magdalena Rybarikova
Introducing: Magdalena Rybarikova

Good morning Magdalena Rybarikova, it’s fantastic to have you be our first interviewee in our new series of interviews with Partners and Gold Members of SportsProsConnect! Please tell us a little about yourself and your amazing career as a tennis player. Magdalena: Hello Mark, thanks a lot for giving me this opportunity. I started to […]

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Introducing: SPC - Tennis and Padel!
Introducing: SPC - Tennis and Padel!

I am delighted to announce the launch of SportsProsConnect – Tennis & Padel.  This has been an exciting project to work on, and has taken more than a year to come to fruition!  It all started in July 2022 with the filming of a new promo video, and has ended with a full re-brand and […]

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Big Changes for SPC!
Big Changes for SPC!

  I am really excited to be writing this latest update for our blog…  We are just a few weeks away from launching our brand new platform and finalising a full rebrand as ‘SportsProsConnect – Tennis & Padel’!   We have been working on this for more than a year now so we are delighted […]

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SportsProsConnect: Celebrating 5 Years of Success!
SportsProsConnect: Celebrating 5 Years of Success!

It only seems like yesterday that I was launching SportsProsConnect in Barcelona in May 2018. I went to Barcelona to help facilitate a Padel coaching course and visited several tennis academies in the city during my trip. I spoke with them about the launch of a new platform, aimed at promoting coaches and academies worldwide. […]

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A Superb Event: The MED World Tennis Cup!
A Superb Event: The MED World Tennis Cup!

I’ve not long returned from the  Med WTC which took place in Antalya, Turkey at the Megasaray Tennis Academy, and am reflecting on a tough, but superbly run tournament in a beautiful setting.  I am also excited to go back there as soon as possible!  Dates and categories for the next event have just been […]

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Elliot Pegg: Tells us why the USA is the best place to work!
Elliot Pegg: Tells us why the USA is the best place to work!

Good morning Elliot, it’s a pleasure having you here! Please introduce yourself and tell us about your tennis career. Hi Mark, my name is Elliot Pegg and I am a Senior Director of Tennis at CDT. I started coaching when I was 16 back in England where I grew up and then decided to move […]

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China - high demand for coaches
China - high demand for coaches

Good afternoon Marko Jagodic, great to have you here!  Please introduce yourself and what you do in the tennis world to our readers? My name is Marko Jagodic an owner of MPSC Academy in Dongguan, China. I started a small club in Dongguan, China in 2013, and since then it grows to become one of […]

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WTC - leading the way with an expert tennis conference
WTC - leading the way with an expert tennis conference

Good morning Fernando Segal, it’s great to have you here…  A long-time and loyal supporter of sportsprosconnect.com and now SportsProsConnect!  Fernando, please introduce yourself and your career in tennis. I am an International Tennis Development Specialist, and have being working in a similar capacity as main consultant with several tennis federations. I have written many tennis books […]

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New Membership Benefits from SPC!
New Membership Benefits from SPC!

We have an exciting update to bring to you that benefits tennis, pickleball and padel coaches looking for their next job role, and recruiters looking for their next hire! As you may already know SportsProsConnect has been helping coaches to connect with job opportunities worldwide for just over 3 years.  It’s been a long and […]

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Good News Story from SPC Player, Baraka!
Good News Story from SPC Player, Baraka!

We wanted to let you know about a good news story from a SPC member Baraka Ominde, 15 from Kenya. You may remember we brought to your attention SPC member Baraka back in December. He was looking for an academy to enhance his tennis and academic skills and I’m pleased to say that he successfully used […]

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Med World Tennis Cup; a new way to compete
Med World Tennis Cup; a new way to compete

Good afternoon Miquel Puig. It’s a pleasure to speak with you today! Please start off by introducing yourself to our readers with some background of your tennis career. Good afternoon Mark, thank you for inviting me. I’ve been tennis coach since I was 16 years old when I started in a local primary school teaching […]

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The realities of professional tennis in Africa
The realities of professional tennis in Africa

Good morning Jared Ominde, its a pleasure to have you with us today! Can you please introduce yourself and family as to your connection with tennis in Kenya? It’s a pleasure talking to you today. I am Jared Ominde father of three great tennis kids namely, Derick Ominde, Baraka Ominde and Innes Achieng. I am […]

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