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Nicholas Firth - Tennis Coach

United Kingdom

Nick Firth

I am an ambitious, self-motivated and proactive tennis coach who possesses an extensive career in tennis, providing organizations with first class coaching sessions that can be tailored to players of all standards of fitness and capabilities. Throughout my career I have worked in Head Coach and Management positions across the education, community and private sectors in both the UK and abroad, facilitating engagement with youngsters and adults – increasing the overall participation in tennis through fun and educational training sessions and competitive matches.


Education Langside College HND Sports Coaching with Sports Development 2000 – 2002

Professional Qualifications:

  • LTA Licensed Tennis Coach
  • CRB Disclosed
  • LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Coaching Award
  • First Aid Qualified
  • UKCC Squash Coaching Level 1
  • Club Stringer Award
  • Tennis Scotland Tutor for LTA Tennis Leaders Course
  • SRU Level 1 Rugby Union
  • SAQ PSM Performance Sport & Movement Award
  • Pre-School Gymnastic Award
  • LTA Full Referee’s Course – Registered Abto Member
  • PTR 10 & Under Workshop
  • Assistant Teachers Swimming Award

Further information
  • Travelled with former ATP 220 ranked Alan Mackin to the Satellite Tournament in Indonesia for five weeks in 2004, acting as his warm-up / hitting partner, as well as analysing his and tournament opponents in-game performances
  • Alan went on to win the Satellite Event, defeating Britain’s David Sherwood in the final
  • Travelled with Alan Mackin on a week-long challenger tournament in St Brieuc, France in April 2007; Alan went on to lose to the tournament winner, Farrukh Dustov, in the second round

Key Achievements:

  • Successfully progressed a number of participants from their early introduction to the game to go on and play in the upper teams within the club, some of which now contribute effectively to the coaching programmes in place at the club
  • Consistently improved participation and on two occasions it was necessary to increase the “cap” which had been placed on the “Mini-Tennis” numbers as a result of the popularity of the coaching programmes on offer
  • As a qualified referee, successfully oversaw the entire running of the Grade 3 Giffnock Senior and Junior Open, introducing a number of key ideas which allowed the tournament to grow in reputation and stature
  • Introduced and taught Tennis to pupils aged 8 to 15 as part of Belmont House School’s Tennis Programme during the summer term; also contributed to coaching the school teams who competed in National Championships

  • Leadership: Displays exceptional leadership skills from coaching players and guiding them in training sessions having gained their respect through an approachable personality, combining honesty and personal integrity to achieve targets and goals.
  • Coaching: A well-rounded and focused coach with over 17 years’ experience, constantly maintains a professional attitude towards career and players, and looks to improve every aspect of an individual’s game by taking guidance from personal experience.
  • Commitment: A highly committed tennis coach who possesses a passion for developing interest and participation in the sport, is committed to both improving own skill set and career as well as ensuring players have the correct training they need to progress.
  • Planning & Organisation: Appreciates the need for planning and organisation for players to work and play successfully, is organised in training sessions to help create a professional setting that allows players to perform to the best of their ability.
  • Management: Experienced and adept at overseeing the entire management of tennis facilities and venues, successfully coordinating all activities and classes to ensure the smooth running of racquet events.

  • UNIS (United Nations International School), Hanoi Tennis Academy Manager Aug 2017 – Present
  • LTC (Love The Challenge) Head Coach Feb 2017 – Aug 2017
  • SweetSpot Tennis Academy, Saudi Arabia Director of Coaching June 2016 – Feb 2017
  • Kaust University, Saudi Arabia Racquets Manager Feb 2013 – May 2016
  • Giffnock Tennis, Squash & Hockey Club Head Tennis Coach Jun 2008 – Jan 2013
  • Assistant Tennis Coach Apr 2006 – Jun 2008 National Tennis Centre Coaching Block 2010 (10 Weeks) Glasgow City Council Tennis Coach (Full-Time)
  • Jan 2004 – Jun 2006 Self-Employed Hitting Partner* Nov 2004 – Dec 2004
  • Next Generation Health, Fitness & Rackets Clubs Multi-Sports Coach Apr 2002 – Oct 2004
  • *Travelled with former ATP 220 ranked Alan Mackin to Satellite Tournament in Indonesia for five weeks


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.

Andrew Teiger