I strive to try and meet the needs of each individual and find logical solutions to help a player overcome whatever challenge it is they may face at that particular time of their journey.
Its important to me to understand who I am working with and how best they learn. I have a deep passion for tennis and coaching in general, and am constantly trying to further educate myself and learn the methods of past and present coaches who have delivered success.
I consider myself a student of the sport, and will be until the day I retire from coaching. Furthermore, I believe strongly in creating an environment in which for talent to thrive, and always try and maintain high standards of myself and those I teach.
"You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it."
"I made it look so easy on court all those years. No one realized how hard I had to work. No one realized how much I had to put into it. They underestimated my intensity."
"It's like love. When you look too hard, you don't find it. When you let it happen naturally, it comes."
"Losing is not my enemy. Fear of losing is my enemy."
"That's when you've got to grit your teeth and hang in there and try and find a way to win when you're not playing your best tennis - that's what I can be proud of."