This is another short blog on Mike’s coaching career so far. This time looking at his time at Chester Tennis Club, where Mike learned from one of the best coaches in the industry, Charles Applewhaite.

Charles had a great impact on Mike and passed on many years of expertise and advice to him.

Mike is head coach of Pen-y-ffordd Tennis Club  and Hawarden Community Tennis Club which are in North Wales and on the outskirts of Chester. He is also the head coach of Helsby Tennis Club in Cheshire.

He is also a UKRSA qualified stringer and technician and offers Racket Restringing for all racket sports in Chester.

Mike completed his LTA level 4 Senior Club coach qualification at Chester Tennis Club with Charles Applewhaite.

This qualification was a 15 day assessed course aimed at coaches who are looking to manage a section of a commercial club and a team of coaches.

Mike had to choose a mentor for the course, and he decided to learn from Charles. Charles is highly regarded in the coaching industry worldwide.

Charles had a successful professional playing career playing at Wimbledon and all over the world.

He has also had an amazing coaching career, spanning over many decades coaching some of the UK’s top players. He was also the LTA’s director of coaching and holds the highest coaching qualifications.

Mike learned a lot from Charles at Chester Tennis Club

Mike learned a lot from Charles at  which he still applies to this current day. He spent many Sundays learning and working with Charles coaching at Chester and was very grateful for the experience.

He also learned many useful things off court such as how to run a successful coaching business.

How to contact Mike

You can get in touch with Mike on 07527 908808 /

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Useful blogs

Mike is creating lots of content, which hopefully you will find useful.

If you have a question or would like Mike to produce content on any topics then do not hesitate to get in touch.

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