Why did you become a tennis coach?
I worked in an office for 10 years after leaving school but always hated the 9-5. I went back to college to study Sports Science. During that time my friend Tina Dodd stopped playing full time and started Tennis Coaching. She convinced me, with support from the County Development Officer, that I’d be good enough to take my DCA and that I could make a career from coaching.
What do you like the most about being a tennis coach?
I love being able to get on the tennis court and hit balls for a living!
What are you most looking forward to about being involved in She Rallies?
I’m looking forward to being involved in such a great project with such great people and hopefully using it to attract a load of females into tennis whether it’s them playing or coaching.
What is your tennis coaching pet hate?
Having to cancel sessions because of the rain
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
To be in control of the weather
What one country in the world would you most like to coach tennis in?
I’d like to go and work in Australia again to see my mate Tina and all the great stuff she’s doing with girls out there. (and for the weather !!)
If you could invite three female tennis stars, past or present to a dinner party, who would they be?
Steffi Graf, Serena Williams, Billie-Jean King