Mike is the Director of evolve9, an international company that helps federations and providers design and implement tennis programs for children.
In over 20 years of working in this space, Mike has been involved in the development of programs for over 30 key tennis providers across the globe including:
Mike was the author of the
ITF Tennis10s manual, PTR Kids Manual and Growing Kids Growing the Game, KNLTB It’s My Game Manual, plus evolve9 Manuals
He has been a keynote speaker at three ITF Worldwide Conferences, and presented at multiple USPTA World Conferences, PTR International Symposia, plus multiple National Conferences. A Level Five LTA Coach he is also an ITF Expert taking him to over 60 countries, supporting the development of Tennis in five continents.
He has recently been involved in the development of Evolution Kids Tennis, now the National U10 program of Serbia and Burlgaria, Tennis Whizz and the Girls Tennis Network. Currently Mike is also working for the USTA in the development of coach competency standards for Junior Tennis in the US.
Through all these programs he continues to work with clubs across the globe helping them to fully implement child centered principles in their programs with aim of engaging, retaining and developing more players.
Understand what it means to be competitive, what key skills all young players should have and how to add these to every element of your program. The Court Warrior Program is part of evolution kids tennis and focuses on practical ways to develop competitive skills in young players through a series of games, activities and […]
What is a program and what must it provide in today’s world. We take a look at the essential components of developing successful programs and how to modify and implement them in any facility to create better attracting, retention and development.