Windsor Coaches Profiles
Simon McFarland – Tennis Director
Tournament experience : A total of 14 Junior Ulster Titles and 3 Senior Titles around the Ulster circuit, Simon represented Ulster at U18 Level and County Down at Senior Level.
Preferred type of coaching : Simon loves to coach Under 10s that are aiming to become serious tennis players as well as beginner / improving adults who are keen to learn about the game. Aiming to make sessions fun, energetic and challenging, coaching anyone who wants to improve their Tennis and all round fitness. Recommends using Top Tennis Tips!
Coaching experience – Windsor
Main activities & Responsibilities : Simon joined the club in December 2009 and is coaching juniors and seniors in the club as well as Cardio Tennis and in charge of Thursday Club Night. Simon is also deeply involved in the development of the Junior and Senior Club and making Windsor the best club in Ulster.
Coaching experience – outside of Windsor
Main activities & Responsibilities :
- Ward Park Tennis Club Coach 2003 – 2005
- Donaghadee Tennis Club Coach 2005 – 2009
- Lurgan Tennis Club Coach 2008 – 2009
Simon has coached at Ward Park, Donaghadee and Lurgan Tennis Clubs coaching players to Ulster and Irish level as well as developing the Junior sections and developing clubs into both a recreational place for beginner tennis and also a performance base for developing players to Ulster standard. Simon is also the South East representative for Junior Development in Ulster Tennis and helps run a number of Junior Tournaments around Ulster. Simon has also coached the Ulster Squads at U8,U9,U10 and U11.
Tennis coaching Qualifications : Tennis Ireland Level One, Cardio Tennis, Squash Club Coach Qualification.
Private coaching availability : Mornings, evenings or afternoons except Sundays.
Private coaching rates – single : £20 per hr for 1st lesson, £25 after.
Private Coaching rates – groups up to 2, 4 & 6 : £25 per hr.
Bit about him: Simon is from Bangor but grew up in Belfast going to Methody and has always liked Windsor, quoting that Windsor is the ‘best and most fun Ulster Tournament of the lot’.
Simon won the Tennis Schools Cup for Methody in his final year and then went to University in Lancaster studying Sports Development and Sports Coaching.
His favourite tennis players are Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova.
Age – 25
Tournament experience: Pro tennis player for 12 years
Preferred type of coaching: Performance squads
Coaching experience: Windsor 3 years, ulster squads and national polish players for 1 year.
Main activities & Responsibilities: Squads, performance squads, cardio tennis, clinic classes.
Coaching experience outside of Windsor: Ulster squads U10, U12, U18 coaching national players in Poland
Main activities & Responsibilities:
Tennis coaching Qualifications- Level 1
Private coaching availability- 7 days a week
Private coaching rates – singles: 25
Private Coaching rates – groups up to 2, 4 & 6: 25-50
Bit about him – pro tennis player for over 12 years finished No. 3 U14 in the world ranking, top 10 U16.
Played 6 years in the national team(poland) multiple polish champion in all categories.
Competed with top players such as Nadal, Murray, Djokovic, Monfils, Tsonga etc.
No.1 Ulster player.
Ulster Open champion
Other:- at the minute happy Daddy:)
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