Why did you become a tennis coach?
To reinvest time and energy back into a sport that the whole family has adored playing and continues to play. To encourage others to stay active, develop their tennis skills but most of all to have a lot of fun and enjoyment along the journey of reaching their own potential. The more you play tennis, the more you realise how challenging it is to conquer!
What do you like the most about being a tennis coach?
The enjoyment of seeing players improve and either master tennis skills they didn’t previously have or more proficient at those they did have together with just becoming more confident as a player.
What is your favourite Grand Slam to watch?
Wimbledon without a doubt, I’ve grown up watching it, visiting it and living it as an extremely proud parent watching our eldest son play there in Junior Wimbledon 2015, court 14.
What are you most looking forward to about being involved in She Rallies?
To help turnaround the shortfall of girls and women involved in tennis over time. I just can’t understand why an Olympic sport that is so well established, accessible and professional should be missed out on by so many women of all ages. Opting either to do other sports/hobbies or worse, choosing to do no sport at all.
What is your tennis coaching pet hate?
A coach talking too much with players not working hard enough in a session.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
The ability to grow tall whenever needed!
What one country in the world would you most like to coach tennis in?
Realistically the UK but possibly warmer locations if the winters become too severe!
If you could invite three female tennis stars, past or present to a dinner party, who would they be?
Billie Jean-King, Steffi Graf and Serena Williams. I would also relish a meal with Pat Cash, Djokovic and Matthew Syed to discuss attitudes to women’s tennis.