Regions Based in: Warwickshire (Midlands)
Why did you become a tennis coach?
After an inspiring couple of summers working as a tennis counsellor in the USA, I found that I loved coaching others to play tennis. On returning to the UK, I left my job and threw myself into coaching. Never regretting that decision.
What do you like the most about being a tennis coach?
I enjoy the huge variety of people that I get to meet. Being on court teaching others everything I know is by far the best job I’ve ever had.
What are you most looking forward to about being involved in She Rallies?
I’ve been incredibly interested in sharing and promoting girls tennis over the past couple of years. I’m very excited that I can help build a work force / inspire many other girls and women to play tennis.
What is your tennis coaching pet hate?
Having to prove myself to male clients. As a female coach I’ve come across many men that feel their better than me on court. (Only takes a short amount of time for them to realise they’re wrong)
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
It would to be invisible. Sometimes you get to see a lot more of people when you’re not there. Both in tennis and out. Would be very interesting.
What one country in the world would you most like to coach tennis in?
America – has always been my dream. I enjoy their approach to the coaching game, as well as the opportunities that the country presents to kids interested in sport. A lot more opportunities for someone that is good at sport.
If you could invite three female tennis stars, past or present to a dinner party, who would they be?
Madison Keys, Maria Sharapova and Elena Baltacha. Each one of these tennis players has an incredible story to tell of their own. Through the rise to the top 10, the dark subject of banned substances and life as a U.K. female tennis player. I feel the dinner would be full of debate and insightful knowledge that we all could benefit from.