September 2006 – Present: Corporate Sports and Events/Training Days
During this time period I have run corporate Events/Charity events with Ana Inanovic-French open champion and world no.1 2008, Tomas Berdych Wimbledon finalist former world No.4. John McEnroe former world No.1 -7 times grand slam champion all time sports legend. Bob and Mike Bryan most successful doubles players of all time 16 grand slam doubles titles and going. Jacco Eltingh former doubles world No.1 winning all 4 grand slams. Borna Coric current world No.33 youngest player inside world’s top 100. Brett Lee Australian Ashes winner-all time great fast bowler and cricket legend. Adam Gilchrist former Australian Captain and Ashes winner prolific batsman and cricket legend. Jonny Wilkinson CBE, 2003 Rugby World Cup Winner – Rugby Icon and legend. Paul Casey former world No.3 and Ryder cup member – 16 PGA tournament wins. Saracens Premiership Rugby team in conjunction with Mercedes Benz-Tennis training day with Hugh Vyvan Premiereship League.
Organizing and delivering preseason tennis camps at Abingdon Boys School for all ages groups, Oxfordshire. Term time coaching for the Harrodian School Barnes London and also leading the schools preseason tennis tour/training camp to the Pine Cliffs resort in the Algarve Portugal. Hosting, organizing and delivering a week of preseason coaching with a team of coaches for the Downes School, Berkshire at the Pine Cliffs Resort Portgual.
January 2018 – Present Director/Coach Better Tennis, National Tennis Centre and Barn Elms
Delivering all day tennis camps with fellow coach/director Rob East. Standardizing groups, training coaches into the delivery of the camp program. Ensuring every child feels welcome, also that every parent is happy and camp retention is achievable. Delivering performance individual lessons at the National centre to junior performance players, quarterly period training and goal setting. Leading red and yellow ball group sessions. Delivering weekly individual lessons to regional and national players.
July 2016 – January 2018: Senior coach Annabel Croft Academy National Tennis Centre Roehampton
Senior coach on the academy at one of the world’s top training centres. Working in a strong team delivering performance sessions to all mini players red, orange and green. Providing individual lessons to performance players and long term player planning. Planning and leading coaches/tennis camp’s with up to 50 children and a team of 10 coaches.
August 2014 – August 2015: Head Coach, the Wimbledon Club
Responsible for the adult tennis program at one of the most famous tennis clubs in the world. Running the clubs Men’s team training sessions. Running the clubs social mix- ins twice weekly with up to 50 social players at a time. Taking weekly sign up drill sessions and coffee mornings. Organizing American tournaments every six weeks and organizing the clubs box leagues. Also coaching mini red, orange and green every week. Contacting and recruiting London companies for corporate events/sales and delivering these events, Selling the club to businesses and boosting the club’s membership.
September 2006 – August 2014: Senior Tennis Professional, at the Roehampton Club. Roehampton Lane, London
Tennis Pro at one of London’s biggest and exclusive clubs with over 30 tennis courts. Teaching Adults and Children of all standards, in both individual and group lessons. Lead coach on the junior performance academy players, Organising regular tournaments and social evenings. Organizing corporate entertainments to London Company’s and celebrities. Maintaining the highest standard of professionalism within the elite coaching team.
Winter 2005 – September 2006: Rackets Professional, Next Gen Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Full time Pro at Europe’s largest Health and Racket club, coaching daily adult group/private lessons, as well as mini red, orange, green and junior squad coaching. Coaching intensive men’s team drills sessions. Organising men’s, ladies, mixed and junior tournaments. Hosting/running social evenings weekly, working closely with Rackets manager Greg Whitecross former coach to Mark Philippoussis, lleyton Hewitt, Wayne Arthur and other pro’s in a team environment.
Summer/Spring 2004-2005: Sunsail World wide Holidays Tennis Coach/Consultant, Lefkas Greece, Antigua West Indies
Helping Sunsail build their first year of tennis, creating and timetabling a program of tennis for their exclusive clientele. Training coaches with innovative techniques to help Build their reputation and sell their packages as a leading tennis holiday company as well as one of the world’s best sailing resort company’s by providing excellent customer service care and coaching.
Spring/summer 2004: Mark Warner Beach Resorts Head Coach, Kos Greece Supervising the daily running of an 11-court centre (9 Plexipave and 2 artificial grass). Ensuring all 8 coaches develop knowledge through consistent staff training. Organization of tournaments, running social evenings and presenting award ceremonies. Running all financial aspects of the tennis centre voted Ace magazine’s number one tennis centre in the Med. Selling the tennis centre’s tennis package weekly, meeting and beating sales targets. Voted no.1 tennis centre in the Medd whilst Head Coach in 2004.
Spring 2004: Windmill Hill Golf and Tennis Academy Tennis Pro, East Sussex England
Delivering intensive 5-day improvement courses to all player levels. Incorporating video analysis to improve technique and improve strategy. Co-coordinating with a large team of coaches effectively to maintain synergy in a fast paced resort. Interacting with guests at all times maintaining a positive friendly atmosphere at England’s leading prestigious golf and tennis academies.
Spring/Summers 2002/2003: Mark Warner Beach Resorts Tennis Manager, Italy and Corsica
Administration of the tennis centre and all activities including accounts, instruction, clinics, tournaments, social evenings and programming lessons for up to 75 players a day. Supervision of the centre (3 hard courts) and 4 coaches. Meeting sales targets, working closely with resort manager to prepare budget and formulate goals for success. Performing weekly duty manager shifts for responsibility of the hotel. Goal setting personal and work targets for the tennis coaches weekly to correlate appraisals and success.
2000/2005: Serviceline Management Staff Ardingly West Sussex
A company specialising in hotel recruitment, tennis camps, private schools coaching up to eighty children a day at tennis camps. Ensuring a safe and controlled learning environment is maintained. Coordinating with other team members, ensuring teenage participants have great fun and make lasting memories at the tennis camps.
2000/2003: Court Sports Racket Specialist Shops/Exeter Assistant Manager
The South West’s leading rackets sports specialists shops. Daily opening and closing of the store, cash handling, handling customer queries and complaints. Selling directly to customers and giving expert advice on rackets, shoes, clothes.
Semi Finals Hilton Head $25,000 South Carolina Championships
National Finalist Midland Bank Championships, Nottingham
Regional Player representing Gloucestershire
Winner and Captain of the Sussex public schools Championship three years in a row