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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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A review of SPC in 2022
A review of SPC in 2022

Happy New Year! If you are like me and you enjoy facts and figures, then you will love this blog post where I take just a few minutes to review the SPC year in numbers! The Successes:  For all those who are members and know much about SportsProsConnect (SPC for short) you will be well […]

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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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My great mate, Pat Cash.
My great mate, Pat Cash.

Good morning Dean, it’s a pleasure to have you here with us today! Please take a few moments to introduce yourself and your tennis pedigree to our audience. G’day Mark! Whether it’s a good or a bad thing, I was born into tennis. My father was, and still is a very successful professional coach.  I […]

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Welcome Bill Stamile to the SPC Team!
Welcome Bill Stamile to the SPC Team!

Bill Stamile is the founding father of padel in Canada. Padel would not be played in Canada today were it not for Bill’s relentless persistence and determination. The first Padel court was built in mid-1992 by Bill and his brother, Angelo, inside a Calgary warehouse! The court was used to attract some of Calgary’s top tennis […]

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NEW Tour Coaches Course!
NEW Tour Coaches Course!

Good morning Andy Dowsett and Bob Clark, great to have you both here! Can I ask you to introduce yourselves to our readers and tell us what you both do in the tennis world? Andy Dowsett:  First and foremost, I am a coach of 28 years plus I have also been educating and certifying coaches […]

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How SPC changed the careers of 5 members!
How SPC changed the careers of 5 members!

This week we are interviewing five of our members and hearing how their careers have developed since joining SPC. It’s always a pleasure to hear from SPC members, and we enjoy hearing how their careers have been transformed through jobs found using our platform. Black Friday offer We are offering a discount of €22 to […]

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Tennis Player Profiles and how they can financially benefit you as a tennis player.
Tennis Player Profiles and how they can financially benefit you as a tennis player.

This week we wanted to tell you more about Tennis Player Profiles and how they can financially benefit you as a tennis player. Background – lack of financial support for tennis players A few years ago, myself and business partner Noel Walsh formulated a plan to set up Tennis Player Profiles as part of the […]

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Luis De Sousa tells us why he thinks that it's imperative to discover what your soft skills are as a coach
Luis De Sousa tells us why he thinks that it's imperative to discover what your soft skills are as a coach

Hi Luis De Sousa, it’s a pleasure to have you here today! Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us about your career to date within the tennis industry? Firstly, thank you very much for this opportunity to share with you some of my tennis experience which has spanned more than 40 years.  I […]

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Emir Hamzic gives coaches top tips on uplevelling their social media game!
Emir Hamzic gives coaches top tips on uplevelling their social media game!

Good morning Emir, please introduce yourself to our audience and tell us about your career in tennis. I am a globally renowned tennis coach & the owner of HAMZIC All American Training, a private coaching company  that was inspired by my collegiate tennis career becoming a JUCO national champion. Since finishing my college tennis career […]

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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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Martijn Belgraver: GM at Rafa Nadal Academy!
Martijn Belgraver: GM at Rafa Nadal Academy!

Good afternoon Martijn Belgraver, it’s fantastic to speak to you today! Can you please give us an introduction to connection to tennis? My name is Martijn Belgraver, and I am 50 years old. I was a tennis professional for over 9 years and I also managed a tennis academy in the Netherlands for 18 years! […]

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Let's talk tennis with Peter Farrell
Let's talk tennis with Peter Farrell

Good morning Peter, great to have you here today! Could you just introduce yourself, your career in tennis and your current role with Tennis Coach Ireland? Morning Mark – thanks for the opportunity!. I’ve been involved in coaching in Ireland for over 30 years. I’ve written three books on the game and worked with players […]

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This week: tennis and padel coach, Emilio Avarez!
This week: tennis and padel coach, Emilio Avarez!

Good morning Emilio Alvarez, great to have you here today!  Can you start by introducing yourself and a little about your career in the tennis and padel industry? Well, good morning to you too and thanks for having me. I am Emilio Benfele Alvarez, and I was a Pro ATP Player from 1989 to 2005. […]

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This week we meet Davis Cup Player / Coach, Haydn Lewis
This week we meet Davis Cup Player / Coach, Haydn Lewis

Good afternoon Haydn Lewis, great to have you with us today!  Could you please introduce yourself and your tennis career to date? Thanks for having me Mark.  I am a former professional tennis player from Barbados.  I’m currently still an active member of the Barbados Davis cup team.  It’s been almost 20 years of Davis […]

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Mark: The Evolution and Future of SPC
Mark: The Evolution and Future of SPC

Hello! This is our first blog article in almost 2 years and have plans to re-ignite our blog by interviewing some of our members about various topics within the tennis and padel industry.  If you are a member of the SportsProsConnect platform, please reach out to me with a topic you would like to discuss: […]

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Josh Thompson discusses a new era for Active Away Tennis Holidays
Josh Thompson discusses a new era for Active Away Tennis Holidays

    Good morning Josh Thompson, its great to have you here today!  Can you tell us a little about yourself, your career to date and about your tennis background? Hi Mark, thanks for having me! It’s always great to talk to you, you’ve built a great reach into the Tennis community. I’ve known tennis […]

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Tennis Player Profile Classifieds - Our New Initiative
Tennis Player Profile Classifieds - Our New Initiative

              Introduction: We released the newest addition to our platform this time last week (5th March 2021).  It is called the Tennis Player Profile Classifieds Section.  For the purpose of this article, we will refer to this as TPP Classifieds. This is extremely innovative, and we feel there isn’t […]

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