I started playing tennis when I was 3 years old with a plastic racket and a sponge ball in the garden given to me by my parents. I’ve never looked back and loved it ever since.
I joined the local tennis club in Hampshire and reached a good standard winning numerous club tournaments in singles and doubles. It was at this club that I first started coaching when I was 13 years old. My coach asked me to help with both tennis camps and lessons of kids my own age, and even some adult groups - it was a new side to tennis that I really enjoyed, and from there I wanted to become a tennis coach.
I studied Sport Coaching and Development at Gloucester University, where I also played in the 1st team for 3 years.
Following University I have had a great variety of coaching roles and opportunities including:
Two summers working as the sole tennis coach and organiser in Greece for Neilson Holidays,
Two and half years at Highfield School in Liphook,
Since 2015, David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Southampton (previously Virgin Active).
During this time I have also coached for and alongside Lee Childs, an ex-professional tennis player, at St.Teresas Tennis Academy.
In the past year I have started coaching Andrew Penney who is a fantastic wheelchair player and has recently been accepted into the Great Britain (GB) National Junior Tennis Programme.
Most importantly, I love what I do and I love having fun whilst doing it!