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GAME, SET & MATCH – ARE YOU READY TO TRAIN?

Paul Barton (Director of Coaching) LTA Level 4 – Accredited + Coach and YMCA Qualified Fitness Trainer

As a junior I was a regularly club champion at one of Hertfordshire’s top tennis performance clubs and even represented the Men’s 1st team at that time. My tennis coaching career started in 1990 in Sydney, Australia, soon after attaining my first LTA qualification. I worked at one of Sydney’s largest tennis centres which was a great first assignment, I learned a lot from the team there and had a lot of fun along the way.

On returning to the UK, I started to practice tennis coaching for Merton and Wandsworth councils running many of their tennis courses for both juniors and adults. I also at that time worked at David Lloyd’s flag ship club in Raynes Park as assistant to the Junior Coordinator. We ran a huge program for children of all ages with approx. 800 children per week.

Then after obtaining a licence to coach at Wimbledon Park, I decided that I really wanted to put my experience so far to great use, and set up my own tennis coaching business teaching players of all levels and ages. I have enjoyed the challenge setting up Tennis4you and we teach hundreds of children and adults each year.

Over the years I have worked with several professional players and worked with some big corporations to provide tennis events for them at some very prestigious locations. 

Tennis coaching in Wimbledon Park - Paul Barton

I now also run my own Tennis Holiday business which I have set up over the years alongside my tennis coaching business. We offer tennis holidays to single players, couples, small groups and families to the best locations in Europe. My website for this business is www.tennisbreaks.co.uk

I have also just recently set up my own Shopify site to sell tennis products that I personally recommend, take a look at: www.acekit.co.uk

 

Tennis coaching in Wimbledon Park - Angela Wilson

Ty Jordan (Coach) Level 4

Ty is a very experienced coach who has worked with high level players. He has an excellent knowledge of tennis and great teaching methods. He’s relaxed and patient and good with all age ranges.

Tennis coaching in Wimbledon Park - Ed Harper

Ed Harper Jones (Coach) Level 2 – Accredited Coach

Ed is from the UK and works as an assistant coach. He is a positive and eager coach who loves working with players of all levels.

Ed plays to a very high level and is currently a 4.1 LTA rated player. Ed is also available to book for private coaching and hits at only £50 per hour, please book through our contact us email.

Tennis coaching in Wimbledon Park - Molly Mackenzie

Molly Mackenzie (Coach)  – Volunteer Coach

Molly from the UK and works as a volunteer assistant coach. She helps with the younger children’s groups and is a positive coach who loves working with children.

Molly plays to a very high level and played for her university. 

Tennis coaching in Wimbledon Park - Dr. John Murray

Dr John F Murray (Sports Psychologist)

John is available to work with all players, contact Paul if you would like to be put in touch with John and get receive the preferential rates that he has negotiated.

Dr. Murray is a rare expert in performance psychology and has been called “the most quoted sports psychologist” in sport media over the past 20 years.

He authored the sports psychology book  Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental GameSmart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons) in 1999 and it is still selling well. He also wrote the book “The Mental Performance Index” for American football in 2011 and revised it in 2013.  The Mental Performance Index is also a successful football performance rating system, adding precision and standardization to team performance analysis and a mental component rarely examined in sports. Known as the “MPI” this system was recently converted into a highly successful prediction algorithm, adding empirical evidence to the vast importance of mental training and sports psychology. See more about the MPI toward the end of this page.

A tennis professional in his youth, Tennis Week Magazine called Dr. Murray “The Roger Federer of Sports Psychologists” and The Washington Post dubbed him “The Freud of Football” for his sports psychology work in NFL football and in using the MPI.  Dr. John F Murray’s passion is always to help his clients achieve greater success and well-being. This may involve more traditional psychotherapy from a number of theoretical perspectives, more specific mental coaching for sports performance, or a mixture of the two. Read through this website to learn how Dr Murray can help you with performance psychology or psychological counselling in business, sports, or life.

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