When I first arrived the tennis program was just starting to take-off and a regular Sunday social tennis night was the highlight of the week. Since then the program went from strength to strength as Nicholas developed and expanded the program. Multiple social nights, ladder competitions, junior coaching and the KAUST annual tournament are just some of the initiatives that have seen participation numbers increase rapidly. Nicholas has also had a notable impact on other racquet sports such as badminton, squash and table tennis. It is testament to his professionalism and commitment that the tennis program has been significantly impacted since Nicholas left just a few months ago. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nicholas for employment and am certain that with his dedication, adaptability, amiability and attention to detail he will have nothing but a positive impact in the role of Head of Club Coaching.
Richard Davies - Subject Area Leader for Physical & Health Education The KAUST School, Jeddah, Saudi
I was fortunate enough to work very closely with Nick when I took on the role as Tennis Convenor at Giffnock Tennis Club. By this time Nick had stepped up to be Head Coach and had now assumed overall responsibility for the coaching programme within the club. Nick continued to improve the numbers participating and the coaching programme throughout my time as Tennis Convenor. His coaching camps were always popular and our teams continued to progress. Indeed, on two occasions it was necessary to approach the committee to increase the “cap” which had been placed on the “Mini-Tennis” numbers such was the immense popularity of the coaching programmes on offer. Nick’s personality and enthusiasm played a large part in his success. When coupled with his enthusiasm and dedication, it was not surprising the coaching programmes flourished. Nick never struggled to attract some of the more capable Junior members to embark on their own coach development and help him with coaching and camps.