Hello, I’m Ryan, I’ve been working with the academy since I was 12.
I started out doing voluntary work with the coaches to help out teaching the younger pupils. I also had coaching here at the academy and played for the Junior and Senior teams in the local and regional leagues.
When I left school I did my coaching qualifications and became a full time coach working 6 days a week with the Excel Tennis Academy. I teach many different ages and abilities from children aged 4 years old through to some of the academys top juniors.
I have also been given the role of Schools Coach with the Academy, this gives me the opportunity to go to the local schools and provide coaching for the children at the school. These sessions range from ‘taster sessions’ to afterschool clubs or PE lessons.
Outside tennis I have other sporting hobbies which include hockey and football. I played hockey at quite a high regional level for my local club ‘Witney Hockey Club’. Football is mainly a bit of fun and I play in a Sunday 6 a side league.