Annabelle Bailey

 

 

 

Coaching Development Manager
BSc Hons Sports Development & Coaching Sciences
RPT Level 3 Tennis Coach

 

 

I first met Mark I 2010 whilst completing my level 3 with the RPT. I’ve almost worked for him twice in fact, finally I have come aboard!

 

My philosophy in life is driven by wanting to help bring out the best in others and to do what makes you happy. I graduated with a BSc Hons in Sports Development and Coaching Sciences in 2008. I have a varied background in the sports industry, firstly working for Cherwell District Council’s Sports Development delivery team, going on to work in a number of secondary schools PE departments before working for West Ham Community Sports Trust. I was their Multi Sports (Olympics) Project Officer and Premier League 4 Sport coordinator on the lead up to the Olympic Games. I have since spent the last 6 years working in the Civil Service, bringing specialist Safeguarding experience with me to my latest role. I come aboard as Tennisolutions Coaching Development Manager, in order to help develop the existing schools and club programmes. I will also be part of the coaching team. Tennis is my absolute passion. I play locally at club level currently.

 

Greatest achievement:

 

I am proud of my unbeaten tennis record all the way through school! My fondest memory is partnering Kathy Rinaldi in Antigua Tennis Week Pro-Am 2008 – where we were crowned champions. This is an annual event which is close to my heart and I have been lucky enough to enjoy coaching from some all-time greats including Tracy Austin, Taylor Dent, Fred Stolle, Kathy Rinaldi and Owen Davidson.

 

Favourite Player:

 

Simona Halep