Regions Based in: South West (Avon)
Why did you become a tennis coach?
My eldest son started playing in 1998 as a 7 yr old at a local club and they needed volunteers to help on a Saturday morning, so I offered, I quickly discovered I loved teaching/coaching, the club wanted me to get qualified so I started the process in 1999
What do you like the most about being a tennis coach?
I love watching beginners (adults or children) get a grasp of the sport I love and become passionate about it and begin to ‘get it’ and enjoy playing the game at whatever level. I also enjoy training and mentoring young players to become tennis coaches/ tennis leaders and watch them develop into confident young people
What is your favourite Grand Slam to watch?
Wimbledon of course
What are you most looking forward to about being involved in She Rallies?
Learning new ideas/skills to develop and keep female coaches in tennis and to be part of a team that creates a new workforce to produce more Katie Swann’s and alike. Also. I am looking forward to networking with other female coaches and growing the game in Bristol/Bath area – what a challenge right across the UK, exciting times……..
What is your tennis coaching pet hate?
Children bouncing a ball whilst I am talking
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Lose weight easily and keep it off
What one country in the world would you most like to coach tennis in?
Australia for the weather
If you could invite three female tennis stars, past or present to a dinner party, who would they be?
Steffie Graf, Sue Mappin & Jo Konta