James Davis

 
 

 

A fun and enthusiastic Tennis Teaching Professional, with over twenty years of teaching experience in the UK, USA, and Spain, James is now based on Koh Samui, Thailand, teaching Modern Tennis Methodology. Says James, "tennis offers us an amazing opportunity to use every part of the mind and body, and to improve the mind-body connection while keeping us fit, active and ready for life."


James began his tennis teacher training in 1992 with the LTA in the UK. He also began to read every book, magazine and article he could find on the subject of tennis instruction. In 1994 he was certified ‘PROFESSIONAL’ after a year’s full time study at The Stonebridge Tennis Academy in the UK – the only full-time teacher training establishment in the UK at the time.  In 2003 he became a PTR certified pro in the USA, followed by studying more courses, books and websites in the hope that their information would help fill in the gaps in his understanding.


About these previous tennis experiences James says, "The amount of well-intentioned technical advice and hot air out there was, and still is quite overwhelming and confusing for all concerned, whether you’re learning to play the game or trying to teach it.


By 2007 I had decided that was enough of feeling like I hadn’t really achieved much, but on my way out the tennis door I stumbled across Oscar’s teachings and came straight back in to try them out. It all fell into place suddenly and easily, and I re-discovered the joy of playing, teaching and helping people to improve their tennis and health quickly and easily.


My faith in tennis and my ability to teach it took an unimaginable leap when I found Oscar and MTM. I was able to help people in minutes and hours, rather than possibly putting people off tennis for life with my sincere yet questionable efforts of the previous fourteen years. Finally a chance to repay some of my ‘racket-back-as-soon-as-you-see-the-ball-coming’ tennis teaching karma."

EXPERIENCE:


2005 to present
•Completed certification process with MTMCA
•Teaching Pro at Four Seasons Estates, ’W’ Retreat, Santiburi Resort, International School of Samui, Napasai Resort,Tong Sai Bay Resort, Ace Tennis Club - Koh Samui, Thailand
2000 to 2005        
•Certified ‘PROFESSIONAL’ by PTR
•Teaching Professional at Redruth LTC, Cornwall, UK•Foxcroft International Girl’s School, Virginia, USA•ChestnutForks Country Club, Virginia, USAAwarded PTR•AwardedPTR 'MAP ONE’ rating for continued commitment and development 

•Attended PTR workshops in ‘Munchkin Tennis’, ‘Beginner-Intermediate Racket Stringing’, ‘Growing Your Business’, ‘First Aid - Adult CPR’ plus the PTR International Symposium 2003•UK FIRST AID training

1995 to 2000
•Director of Tennis at CAMP ECHO LAKE Summer Camp, New York, USA 
•Teaching Professional at Lewisham Sports Dvmt, London 
•Bagshot LTC, Surrey •Parsons Mead Girls School, Surrey, UK.
•Attended National Coaching Foundation (NCF) workshops in •‘Basic First Aid’, ‘Delivering the Goods’, ‘Good Practices/Child Protection’


1990 to 1995        
• DIPLOMA in ‘TENNIS COACHING AND APPLIED ADMINISTRATION’ - PRO2
TOP STUDENT at STONEBRIDGE ACADEMY OF LAWN TENNIS COACHING, formerly based at Epsom College, Surrey & Eurotennis, Spain. Course Approved by the LTA and the UK Department of Education & Science
•Teaching Pro at Crowthorne LTC •BerkshireBagshotLTC,Surrey 

•Wellington College, Surrey, UK.
•Child Counsellor and Tennis Instructor at CAMP ECHO LAKE, New York, USA. 
Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) training, ‘Elementary Coaching Award’, ‘Tennis Leader’ •‘Short Tennis Leader’ 


before 1990        
• Played competitive Junior County tennis and Men’s League tennis.

 

 

 



 

James Davis

MTM Tennis Professional



Koh Samui, Thailand

 

[email protected]

+66 (0) 8958–70720


Website:

www.zenmoderntennis.com

 


 


"My faith in tennis and my ability

to teach it took an unimaginable leap when I found Oscar & MTM"








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