Monthly Archives: March 2011

Getting back into tennis coaching: the next chapter

Hey everyone,

I am now just one month away from getting my British Tennis Coaching License. I’ve had a fantastic time on the PTR ACE course run by Johnny and Clive Carrigan of the UK PTR (

I have been offered a great coaching position at a David Lloyds centre in Enfield, North London, where I used to have a scholarship growing up. I’m hoping to combine my coaching, teaching and writing from now on.

As we speak, I’m in the process of setting up a tennis website and online magazine with a Hertfordshire publisher, which is incredibly exciting and a dream come true. I really can’t wait to get started on the design and content. I believe I can offer a unique look at tennis with my coaching and journalism background. I’m definitely going to video some coaching sessions for the site which will be fun!

I’m currently waiting to go to my physio as I’m still getting a bit of trouble with my left arm due to the hours of dreaded shorthand practice! Silly I know!

Anyway, I shall keep you posted about my coaching and writing progress,

I hope you are all happy and well. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan, especially my friend who coaches out there.

Speak to you soon,

Melina xxx