Why did you become a tennis coach?
Tennis is a sport that I believe has every element needed to be an all rounded sport. Such as physical stamina, mental strength, being tactically and technically comprehensive, showing individual and teamwork involvement and finally the schemes in place to improve participation in tennis. Likewise, as a high-performance tennis player, I have experienced various coaching relationships and have seen first-hand many different coaching techniques and how players react to these styles. Similarly, I have played both individually and as part of a team, in which both have bought me success, wherein helping other to succeed is something I strive towards. Therefore, the reason for becoming a tennis coach is not only because of my knowledge of tennis but my personal experience of playing and coaching.
What do you like the most about being a tennis coach?
Being involved in the development of tennis players and watching the player succeed in whatever it is they are trying to achieve.
What are you most looking forward to about being involved in She Rallies?
Being able to work with female tennis coaches with an aim of increasing the number of women and girls coaching and playing tennis.
What is your tennis coaching pet hate?
When players try to throw the balls in the bucket.
If you could invite three female tennis stars, past or present to a dinner party, who would they be?
Maria Sharapova, Johanna Konta, Garbine Muguruza