Big Congratulations on a huge effort from BETA Head Academy Coach, Nick Brooks for completing a 12 hour charity marathon in the aid of SMA! Nick shares his highlights of the day below. Don’t forgot you can still donate to this very worthy cause.
Swapping a coaching day for one of playing consecutively for 12 hours from 6am to 6pm is not something I would typically do, however, in the name of charity, in particular, my sister Anna’s charity, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), I had no reservations about setting upon this task.
In a flash her career was over,
Next in line was Sugarpova,
WTA said a champion could come back
Naturally she was over the moon,
Many argue it’s a few days too soon
Watch out – Maria’s on the attack
A little under 18 months ago, Australian born yet proudly British, Johanna Konta was ranked 150 in the WTA rankings. Fast forward to the end of the 2016 season and Konta has now made her way into the top 10 for the first time, only the 4th British woman ever to do so alongside; Virgina Wade, Sue Barker and Jo Durie.
It was 2 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon the 6th April. BETA Academy player, Anna Popescu and I would shortly be leaving to Greece for 2 10K Pro tour events in Heraklion.
Super-coaches or advisors have become a more prominent figure in todays’ high-level game. We have witnessed the likes of Ivan Lendl supervise Murray, Becker supervise Djokovic and Edberg supervise Federer. Let us have a look at the role of these former playing stars, now as coaches for the big boys.
BETA Academy Coach Nick Brooks recently spent a week in Barcelona, Spain at the Sport & Life Services academy in Teia. During this week Nick worked alongside David Cup winner, Joan Balcells and also had the opportunity to ask him some questions on his tennis career and now his life a s a performance coach.