Rob has over 20 years coaching experience, qualifying as an ITF and Tennis Ireland Level 3 High Performance Coach in 2017.
Rob is the current Tennis Professional at Elm Park Golf & Sports Club and is responsible for organising and running the junior and adult programs, with the help of fellow coach Victoria Gaidau. Previously, Rob was head coach in Sandycove Tennis & Squash Club, for 10 years up to June 2017. With a previous career in IT, he has a keen interest in using Video Analysis to assist him in coaching players of all levels. Rob has helped coach several players to Junior National Titles in various age groups and has achieved the status of “ITF iCoach Expert“.
Rob has experienced playing on the ITF Pro Circuit and has represented Ireland as playing captain at the ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships in Croatia and South Africa along with representing Leinster at Interprovincial level. He has also won singles and doubles national titles and played regularly in Class 1.
My Coaching Philosophy:
“My approach is born of the idea that a leader should not need to rant or rave, or rule with an iron fist, but rather that their power should be implicit. It should be crystal clear who is in charge and their authority must result from respect and trust rather than fear. If your natural inclination is to be quiet, calm and take care of others, it is unwise to try and be anyone else.” Carlo Ancelotti
- ITF / Tennis Ireland High Performance Coach
- ITF / Tennis Ireland Performance Coach
- ITF / Tennis Ireland Development Coach
- ITF Doubles For Advanced Players
- ITF Tennis Periodisation
- ITF Variability in Tennis Training
- ITF Psychology for Advanced Players
- ITF Nutrition for Tennis
- Balanced Action Footech - Footwork
- Balanced Action ABC's - Agility, Balance, Coordination & Speed
- Computer Programming & Design