Well there was supposed to be some text in front of that video!
Job done today, good to get on and feel the speed of the court. Opponent played some good points but just lacked the some rally tolerance which enabled me to control things and ultimately deny him a chance to post a game on the score-board.
Game felt pretty good. Came in whenever possible but also felt pretty good moving at the back. Struggled to find the slider out wide and down the T although the video courtesy of Matt Rogan watching on caught a good one on match point! Thanks for the support Matt and best for tomorrow!
No doubt sterner tests to follow but good to have first round out of the way and feel my way into the event.
Also had a smiley Sarah Tricks as referee just to make me feel right at home ;-)
Chris joins our team from The Wimbledon Club, SW19 just across from the All England!
He has a real passion for
working with players of all levels that want to perform to the best
of their ability. He joins our team with a diverse coaching
He began his coaching career as a 21 year old as the Head Coach of his local tennis club where he began to inspire a significant increase in junior
coaching, developing a schools outreach program and an adult coaching program.
With a desire to further himself Christian then took on the role as Head of Mini Performance at Withdean Indoor Tennis centre gaining valuable experience while working with a group of National 12&U players. Alongside this he helped Sussex LTA with their county cup training.
During his time at Withdean Christian qualified as an LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach which then led him into his next role working at the High Performance Centre in Brighton travelling and coaching players at national and international level at all ages.
Christian is now a
current candidate on the LTA Level 5 Master Club Coach Qualification.
His passion for helping people to identify, gather and mobilise all that they have to go as far as they can is why Christian is so passionate to join the Everyball team as his own personal values and beliefs are very much in line with the Halton and Everyball ethos.
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Sam was introduced to tennis at 7 years old at his local tennis club in Chichester, West Sussex. He had a successful junior career playing at every age group for Sussex and attending regional and national training camps whilst winning multiple events around the UK.
As a senior player, Sam continues to represent Sussex whenever possible and has played a number of British Tour events enjoying competition and engaging in multiple sports for as long as he can!
During his college years Sam completed the LTA AASE Scheme at Brighton Health and Rackets Club, completing this in 2011. During this time he completed his Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications. His Level 3 badge soon followed as did a full time coaching position at Chichester where he first picked up a racket!
This gave Sam an excellent platform to gain experience as a coach and assist many different players from toddlers at the start of their journey, to competitive teenage athletes, to veterans at 65+. Everyone of them has helped him learn and develop as a coach and person!
Having some completed his Level 4 Senior Club Coach Award in 2016, Sam is excited to join the Everyball team and we are delighted to have him!
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