I was born on March 9th 1960 in Birmingham, England. My parents returned to Barbados when I was 1 year old and I received both my Primary and Secondary education in Barbados. I started playing tennis in 1992 after playing cricket at school and club level. I returned to England in 1994. I did my first qualification and started coaching in 2002. Below are a summary of my qualifications. In addition I also attended several courses and workshops held by the L T A* and the P T R".
Lawn Tennis Association*, United Kingdom 2002 - Lawn Tennis Development Coach Award (Level 1)
Professional Tennis Registry"I am passiona, United Kingdom 2005 - PTR Tennis Coaching Certification
Professional Tennis Registry, United Kingdom - Tennis Argentina Workshop – Clay Court Tennis the Argentinian way
Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy, Barcelona Spain 2009 - European Registry of Tennis Professionals Coaching Certification
I coached in England for 10 years. I worked in an inner-city area in Birmingham where I was the Head Coach at a nor for profit community club. I made a great impact there with the children and young people and coached children who won team tournaments against more established clubs. Some of the children also won tournaments from under 10 through to under 14. I also coached adults and juniors at an indoor tennis center. I ran holiday successful camps for children there as well and coached at schools.
I am passionate about helping children and young people's development through tennis.
I am qualified with a Level 1 UK Lawn Tennis Association qualification
I also hold a Professional Tennis Registry Level 1 qualification gained in the UK
I also hold a European Registry of Tennis Professionals qualification gained in Barcelona Spain
Head Tennis Coach
Hamstead Diamonds Tennis Club
I organised and ran tennis programmes in the community. I also collated the data of the participants and stored it on a computer system. I ran after school clubs at schools as well. My focus was to use tennis as a vehicle to help children and young people to be more positive and aim to achieve in their endeavours.
Billesley Indoor Tennis Centre
I coached juniors as well as adults both in groups and individually as well as organised social tennis sessions.
Central Birmingham Delivery Office
Sorting and delivering mail
Customer Service Operator
Home Service GB Limited
I dealt with customer service enquiries and complaints over the phone, ensuring that they were resolved either there and then or later. I did some administration duties as well.
Customer Service Centre Controller
ADT Fire and Security
I monitored and responded to various alarms, taking appropriate action. I also dealt with customer queries and complaints over the phone.
Hyatt Regency Hotel
I was responsible for checking guests in and out of the hotel using the computer system, maintaining a cash float and general office administration duties. I also drove their minibus transporting staff to and from work.
Previous to this I lived and worked in Barbados, with my last post being Head Concierge at a leading hotel. (Tamarind Cove Hotel)
Personal profile and strengths
Ability to work under pressure
Good organisational skills
Ability to effectively work independently or as part of a team
Adaptable to change when required
Ability to relate professionally with colleagues and customers
Qualifications & Certifications
Casal Tennis Academy
Word Processing Stage
Sutton Coldfield College
Combermere High School