Thanks to @KrisSoutar for suggesting this topic, I really think it is an interesting one and I would love to hear what you think. Do girls play with less variety because they aren’t capable or because coaches make the assumption they aren’t? As a kid I never really got the opportunity to find out if […]Read more "Girls play differently to boys you know…"
I had an absolute blast watching Jo march her way through to the semi final over the past two weeks, and I know you all did too! Consistent quality of strike, aggressive movement, amazing strength out wide and a cool calm focus on getting the job done, it seems like Jo has got pretty much […]Read more "A Lesson From Johanna Konta"
The tennis world has been rocked this week after the allegations of not only match fixing going on in the sport, but also the governing bodies covering it up. If this were to be true it would mean tennis is corrupt from the top of the sport all the way down, and like Cycling, Football […]Read more "Match Fixing"
It is normal for athlete’s to play with an injury or illness, but what about the pain and nausea that isn’t regarded as an illness?Read more "Playing in Pain"
When I started coaching I didn’t realise that I would spend most of my time coaching standards, not tennisRead more "What Are Your Standards?"
What should a Federation be about?Read more "A Tennis Federation’s Role"
Life is tough as a tennis player. I have not met one player who has told me they enjoy the lifestyle of being on the road 40 weeks a year. It is lonely, tiring and relentless… but they love the game so much that they are happy to make these sacrifices to do what they […]Read more "Life as a Tennis Player"