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Chris Halliday - Tennis Coach

Ottawa
Canada

Chris Halliday

Tennis Professional with coaching experience in Canada, France, Spain, Maldives, Guatemala and Florida.

Maximize the potential of every player within a fun and safe environment.

September 2023 – currently looking for coaching opportunities anywhere in the world starting Oct 15 2023

Qualifications

Education:

Carleton University, Sprott School of Business Ottawa, Canada

Bachelor of International Business Graduated 2014

Tennis Coaching Qualifications:

  • NCP Level 1 (2009) – Tennis Canada
  • Club Pro 1 (2018) – Tennis Canada

Coaching times & fees

Please contact me via email on hallidaytennis@gmail.com or via linkedin for more information on my availability for coaching and fees.

Updated technique video as of September 2023

Here is Chris on court with several of his recent clients!

Experience

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Head Pro, Elmdale Tennis Club – Ottawa, Canada

2023 – Provided a variety of group and private tennis programming at a 6 court community tennis club. Managed all tennis operations including running the adult and junior programming along with tournaments and social events.

Tennis Coach, Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Center – Zephyrhills, Florida

2022 – Coached ITF Junior player preparing for international competition. Trained with high-performance UTR and former NCAA Div 1 players.

Tennis Coach, Venegas Tennis Academy – Antigua, Guatemala

2021 – Provided a variety of group and private tennis programming at a 6 court community tennis club. Managed all tennis operations including running the adult and junior programming along with tournaments and social events.

Tennis Director, Soneva Fushi – Maldives

Dec 2019 – March 2020 Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and supervision of the tennis facilities. I initiated, developed and promoted the tennis program in the resort. Provided excellent on court service to each guest.

Tennis Coach, La Manga Club – Cartagena, Spain

July/August 2019 and October 2018 – Full-time coach in the Junior and Adult Academy teaching tennis fundamentals to children and adults in both group and individual lessons ranging from beginner/intermediate adults to high performance youth.

Tennis Coach, Odyssey Tennis Academy – Vieux-Boucau, France

July 2018 – Full-time coach in high performance tennis camp for US youth (12 – 17). Ran conditioning sessions, aided in court training, tournament preparation and match analysis (ProTracker) under the guidance of Div 1NCAA players and coaches. Also responsible for off court social activities for camp participants.

 

Testimonial

Back from a great week at La Manga and I wanted to reiterate how much I enjoyed the tennis academy. I had a knock with my husband on Sunday and he really felt I'd improved and thanks to the lovely Canadian Chris for his coaching and sense of humour. Our classes were great!

Sam - La Manga Club, Spain

Testimonial

first got to know Chris Halliday when I became a member at the Elmdale Tennis Club, where he was the manager. He stood out because he was always able to combine impeccable professionalism with a laid back sensibility that aligned with the clubs culture. Several years later, he was working towards his Club Pro 1 certification. At that time, I was recovering from a sports injury that forced me to switch from playing righthanded to playing lefthanded. For me, this was almost like starting off as a beginner. During the offseason, Chris contacted me and offered private lessons - a perfect exchange allowed me to rebuild my skills while he could focus on his skills as a tennis instructor. I've taken lessons from other pros but things completely clicked when I had the one on one lessons with Chris. I needed to build my game up physically and mentally. He completely understood that challenge. He gave me space, while keeping me focused. He quietly nudged me in the direction of taking my tennis game seriously, to a whole new level. He brought humour and zen to every session. Some pros bombard you with a barrage of instructions. Chris allowed a few key points to sink in and put the onus on me to move to forward. As a result, my tennis playing confidence was regained and my newly developed left-handed tennis skills have translated to an amazing tennis season. There's only one person who has beaten me on the court this summer. Tennis is a big part of my summer. A year ago I almost gave it up because of the injury. This summer, it's what I look forward to every day.

Roberta - Ottawa, Canada

Testimonial

Just a quick note to say thankyou for helping our holiday to be busy, fun and enjoyable. The tennis with Chris and Marissa was also great value and entertaining plus equipped the under 6’s with some key skills. We will be back next year!

Rachel - La Manga Club, Spain