Coach Profile:

Head Coach and LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach - CJ

CJ has now been coaching for nearly ten years, and has spent over six years as the Head Coach at Westfields Tennis Club. CJ started his career as a Tennis Leader for R2R Tennis. After eight years working alongside the company he has now joined the Board of Directors showing his commitment to his grass roots. In 2015 CJ became one of the very few coaches countrywide too achieve the LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Award. This prestigious qualification placed him within the top 1% of qualified coaches worldwide. After achieving this qualification CJ secured his role as the Head of Boys Tennis at Uppingham Private School and uses his skills to coach the boys so they can compete at a high standard against other schools.

At Westfileds TC, CJ has developed his own coaching programmes and has put the players he teaches on the 'map' as some of them now compete in Division One in the Leicestershire leagues. When coaching tennis he ensures that players develop all aspects of their game, not only their on-court but also their off-court development, as he believes that being a great tennis player isn't just about how well you hit the ball but also about your conduct towards the game itself. Since achieving his Level 4 qualification CJ has put a lot of time into developing his players' fitness and strength, at Westfields TC - he is now providing Strength and Conditioning specific sessions to ensure his players stand the best chance possible when competing. CJ is a sociable character who will ensure that a player of any age or ability will engage in the sport. At present he holds a coaching contract through Withers Sports with Wilson providing him with all the tennis equipment he needs.

Club Profile:

Westfields Tennis Club is an attractive four court club positioned high up in the Western Park area of Leicester. Surround by greenery makes playing there a relaxing and peaceful experience. Offering two different types of surface including Hard and Savannah means most players' preferences will be fulfilled. One of each surfaced court is floodlit allowing play to go on all year round; well positioned courts allow side court spectating to be a comfortable sun trap in the summer months. Car parking on site and Disabled access makes Westfields Tennis Club easily accessible for all. Westfields is a sociable club offering a vast coaching programme for all ages and abilities as well as adult social mix ins and social evenings held at the club or out in the city centre.