My Story

A High Performing Coach

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My Pathway

 

March 2021

LTA Performance Representative

LTA Performance team: Represent and feedback to coaches across the performance pathway network.

September 2020

Buckinghamshire County Captain

Bucks LTA: 12&Under Girls County Captain responsible for planning and delivery of the county training. The role sees me engage with the county network of performance coaches and performance centres. Also, provide feedback, assistance and advisor to parents, coaches, and players on the county player pathway.

September 2020

Coach Education Tutor

Coach education tutor/developer for Ucoach an LTA Coach Development Centre.

January 2019

Regional Player Pathway Coordinator

Lead coach for the David Lloyd Tennis player pathway in the London North & East England regions. The role included planning, coordinating, and delivering a series of regional-level training camps and competitions across the David Lloyd network. The part included developing and maintain positive relationships with the David Lloyd clubs in the region and advising on talent identification and development procedures

November 2016

Tennis Manager

David Lloyd: Responsible for planning, coordinating and delivering David Lloyd Hatfields racquets program. The club achieved the most significant year on year program growth in the company in 2017 and was the third in 2018.

April 2014

Director of Tennis

Pro Tennis Academy: The role involved running day-to-day business operations, including administration, marketing, management, and multiple venue tennis businesses. This involved three tennis clubs, ten schools, two parks and a coach education program. I also worked with crucial tennis stakeholders such as club committees, county LTA, local authorities and national governing bodies.

November 2011

Tennis Manager

Wrexham lta high-performance Centre:
The tennis manager role included developing, planning, coordinating, and delivering the centre's talent identification and player development program. The program produced several national and international ranked juniors developed through our system or as part of the centre's outreach program. The role included working with local tennis operators, places to play (schools) and coaches to establish a community outreach program to feed into the centre's performance program.

April 2008

Head Coach

Upton VH LTC: Head coach of a traditional tennis club based on the Wirral. The club enjoyed great success in terms of growing participation, and its program produced several county-level juniors

September 2000

Tennis Coach

Wirral Tennis Centre (REGIONAL LTA PERFORMANCE CLUB)
My role initially started as a tennis coach on the centre's development program but evolved into myself coordinating and developing the centres first-ever talent identification and development program. My role included identifying possible talented players, developing them through lessons and providing a comprehensive tennis program for them in the centre. Several of the original players identified on this program went on to national and ITF junior rankings.

Qualifications

  • LTA Level 4 Performance Coach (CCAP) - NVQ Level 3 in coaching, teaching and instructing.

  • LTA Coach Education Tutor (Certificate in tutoring Skills) - Level 3 Award in Education & Training (QCF) and L3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)

  • ATBO Basic Referee

  • LTA Level 3 Coach (DCA) - NVQ Level 2 in coaching, teaching and instructing.


Key CPD

  • LTA Mentee – LTA Mentor scheme 2021 with Mike James

  • LTA Performance Workshops – Ongoing

  • LTA Tutor Training – Ongoing

  • LTA County Coaching workshops – Ongoing

  • LTA Youth – December 2020

  • Certified Tennis Match Analyst – Tennis Analytics Jan 2021

  • LTA Accreditation Plus with CPD 

  • David Lloyd Managing Performance – (Performance Reviews, Practicing Patience, Productivity and Time Management) 2019

  • David Lloyd Coaching for Performance (Coaching others, Coaching Skills, Effective communication, Dealing with Difficult Staff, Developing resilience & Effective Delegation) 2020

 

Current Partners

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UCoach

Coach Education

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Buckinghamshire LTA

County Coach