The passionate coach educators behind Tennis(24/7) are i2c (inspire2coach) – the UK’s leading provider of level 1 and 2 coach education and a leading provider of level 3 and 4 qualifications. i2c also teach 1000’s of children and adults in their programmes across the UK.
The i2c contributors and guest authors at Tennis(24/7) are all experienced coaches and coach educators, with loads of experience training coaches and tennis federations around the world. You may have attended some of their workshops or courses in the UK and around the world already!
If you are looking for Coach Education visit i2c’ website.
To explore coaching, holiday camps and other coaching programs for junior and adult players, visit i2c Play Tennis.
Mark is a proud Londoner (is there any other sort?) and his first languages are French and English. Before tennis found Mark, he wanted to work in Third World Aid and Development but he fell into tennis to repay university debts and he has never looked back. Mark says, “tennis takes me all around the world whilst other people are working!” Before Mark and Richard formed inspire2coach, Mark worked at the LTA and ITF. He is an LTA Level 5 coach and qualified coach education tutor. His experience includes tutoring and presenting to coaches in nearly 100 countries around the world. Mark’s philosophy;…..”if you want to be successful, spend time with successful people”.
Richard, our unstoppable super coach and founder, has a contagious energy and enthusiasm for coaching and business. His passion for tennis can clearly be seen when he’s on the tennis court.Richard has been involved, at a high level, in many diverse tennis roles including working with high-level juniors, running tennis at a commercial centre, tutoring and presenting to coaches both in the UK and overseas. Richard is a Level 5 coach and leads i2c’s large club programme business.
Adam started playing tennis when he was 4 years old. He went on to a professional tennis career travelling worldwide.
Adam now leads i2c’s performance coaching programme from our Shrewsbury and Warwick bases. His impressive coaching career spans 15 years, including work with Nick Bollettieri and the LTA. Adam has a passion for learning and says his favourite player is Roger Federer, the purist’s choice! We try not to judge, but when Adam is not playing tennis he’s probably feasting on Nandos or curry whilst watching “First Dates”!
Nigel (proud to call myself Manx as I am from the Isle of Man) Hunter works closely with our network of tennis clubs to improve the standard of tennis, increase what our clubs offer and raise participation levels. His tennis record is impressive; Nigel has played tennis for England and has won over 35 National Doubles titles! We’re proud to have him as such a key part of the inspire2coach team. Nigel says, “Every day for me is different but I still love being on court with our coaches and players the most!”