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PERFORMANCE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

BLUE GUM
Nicknames

CC, Charlie, Char, Chaz

Where are you from?

England, UK.

What sort of coach are you?

Enthusiastic, energetic, and empathetic! Strength and Conditioning focus on footwork and movement patterns.

Why do you coach?

I love building relationships with the players I coach and their families, seeing them improving, competing, enjoying and achieving their goals. I love watching my players develop into young people and I love working outdoors in an active job, and working in the sport I love every day!

Most memorable moment/s from your coaching so far

So many memorable moments from the tournament trips I’ve taken in Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Queensland; to when Gerard Hadianto qualified for the Nationals Super 10’s and then the following year qualifying for his first 12’s Nationals December Showdown; to seeing my players win their first tournament, or finally beating an opponent they’ve never beaten before; to taking the Performance squad to Cottesloe for beach fitness; to the individual moments when something finally clicks in a lesson, or when the whole squad has a great session and makes me proud! There are too many special moments with all of my players to name that make me proud to be a part of their tennis journey!

Favourite tennis player/s?

Current – Roger Federer, Ash Barty. Childhood idols – Lleyton Hewitt, Kim Clijsters, Tim Henman.

Qualifications
  • MSc in Sport Science
  • ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association) Level 1
  • LTA Level 3 Coach
  • ATPCA Master Pro Coach
  • Current First Aid
  • Current Working With Children Card
Coaching Experience
  • 5yrs coaching at Blue Gum
  • 10yrs coaching experience prior to Blue Gum in England alongside working in Sport Science and Performance Analysis for British Tennis

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