Mike is an LTA Accredited Level 4 Senior Club Coach, with over 9 years’ experience working with all ages and abilities. Mike currently works as the Lead Coach at Pen-y-ffordd Tennis Club and Helsby Tennis Club. In 2013, Mike was lucky enough to work at the Forte Village Tennis Academy in Sardinia, alongside famous stars such as Pat Cash and Younes El Aynaoui, who beat Federer and Nadal.
Mike is also an UKRSA Racket Stringer and Technician and has a huge passion for all things tennis and sports related. In 2012, Mike completed a BSc in Sport Science at the University of Bangor, where he was the captain of the Men’s Tennis 1st Team.
In 2016, Mike completed an intensive PGCE Primary Teacher Training Course. This helped to give Mike a further insight into the best ways in which children learn and retain information, which he now applies to all of his tennis lessons today.
Mike still enjoys playing and he has been playing for over 17 years now! Mike played for North Wales U18’s as a Junior. More recently, he competed against highly ranked players, whilst playing for Bangor University in one of the top university leagues in the UK.
What does this mean?
The LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Qualification is highly regarded in the coaching industry worldwide. Mike successfully completed the 15 day course with Inspire2Coach in 2015.
This qualification has given Mike the skills needed to successfully manage a team of coaches and run a well organised coaching programme in a club environment. It has also enabled him to work very effectively with Adults and Juniors who range from complete beginners to county standard players.