Mike is an LTA Accredited Level 4 Senior Club Coach, with over 10 years’ experience working with all ages and abilities. Mike currently works as the Lead Coach at Frodsham and Helsby in Cheshire, and Hawarden and Pen-y-ffordd in North Wales. Mike also coaches at Castell Alun and Hawarden High Schools, and also works at a few Primary Schools in the area.
Mike has been lucky enough to coach abroad, and has worked 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 has also worked recently with a tennis holiday company called Active Away who featured on Dragons Den and they managed to get an investment from Peter Jones. Mike worked in Greece helping them to run their very popular adult tennis holidays.
Mike still enjoys playing and he has been playing for over 18 years now! Mike played for North Wales 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.
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 people learn and retain information, which he now applies to all of his tennis lessons today.
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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. Inspire2Coach have delivered coach education in over 80 countries, so Mike has been fortunate enough to have been trained by one of the world’s best coach education providers!
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 with any level adult or junior to help them reach their goals. Mike attends many CPD courses all over the country, and currently receives mentoring from Mark Tennant who is a Level 5 Master Club Coach and director of Inspire2coach, and Kris Soutar who is a Level 5 Master Performance Coach, from the Service Box who works with Judy Murray.