My daughter has recently begun lessons with Mike. Despite her being super nervous and anxious about joining, Mike put her at ease and was really lovely with her. She had a fab time and looks forward to going each week. It’s done wonders for her confidence and she always comes out of the lesson absolutely buzzing! 👍🏻 definitely recommend!
Over three years ago, I attended a tennis beginners session at Helsby tennis club, run by their coach Mike Herd. At the age of 48 and having not played any tennis since the age of 15, I was a little apprehensive to say the least! However, I was surprised to find how enjoyable the coaching sessions were.
Mike is very approachable, patient, encouraging individuals of all ages, abilities and fitness levels, to become the best player they can be. My overall fitness has improved significantly and together with a strict diet I have lost 4 stone in weight. Thanks to Mike’s coaching I have found a sport I really enjoy playing and still continue to improve in!
Mike is an amazing coach. Very passionate about 🎾 His sessions are fun and engaging, he really cares about player development.
Premium standard restringing service with a great attention to detail, fantastic coach and very helpful for guidance👍👍
Mike is an extremely friendly and professional tennis coach. He is methodical in his approach and is constantly working on the fundamentals. He keeps sessions fun and they are never repetitive or boring. Mike also coaches my son and daughter aged 7 and 15. He has great rapport with kids and always encourages them to play their best whilst, most importantly, having fun and enjoying the game.
Since Mike joined the club he has been a great success, he makes everyone feel welcome, no matter what he gives 110% every time he is here. He is not some boring coach that just does repetitive drills, he helps me with what I really need to work on to improve my tennis. Mike is a very technical coach, but he helps me learn through fun games and challenges, whilst having a crack and a joke at the same time. He makes everyone work their socks off! He is great!
Mike took Pen-y-ffordd Tennis Club by storm when he took over the club’s coaching as prior to him arriving, there was very little to entice new players to the club. He energised it by starting to run fun classes in the evenings and at weekends for adults & juniors, and holiday tennis relayed activities for children & teenagers. Mike is exceptionally proactive & welcoming and works hard to mentor & develop young players. My son loves being coached by him & knows that Mike always has his best interests at heart.
1:1 lessons with Mike have proved to be fun, creative, challenging and progressive. Not only does he work on teaching me new skills and enhancing old ones, he combines this with work on match play strategies and given me ways outside the lesson to work on mental strength and fitness. My on court confidence has grown significantly and I now feel that as a more mature player I can still learn and improve.
Mike is an inspirational coach. He’s patient and encouraging. My son absolutely loves his lessons.
Just played for one hour with my newly strung racket and it felt really good. The new replacement grip and overgrip was also much more comfortable, so top score all round. Dave Hughes, team player.