About Mike James

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Mike was born in Nairobi, Kenya, where he excelled at sport, was a Kenyan junior national champion in the pool and played football, rugby, hockey, cricket and tennis in equal measure. Mike’s love for tennis was further fuelled on the hard courts of Tucson, Arizona, where the family moved in 1982. There, Mike played high school and then Division 1 college tennis for the University of Arizona Wildcats whilst studying for his BA in History and English. In 1993, Mike moved to the UK and pursued a career in coaching. For the past 20+ years he has worked across British tennis as County Performance Officer for Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire and National Performance Officer for Scotland, travelled across Europe and worked with top nationally and internationally ranked junior and senior players.

He is currently Director of Tennis for Halton UK, a leading UK tennis club, and is founder of its much-admired coaching brand Everyball Tennis. Mike is an LTA Level 5 Master Performance Coach and an LTA Coach Education tutor and Consultant.

He recently founded a new branch of Halton UK - CHILDS (The Chiltern Institute of Learning, Development and Sport) to help individuals, teams and organizations win. CHILDS defines winning as “identifying, mobilizing and gathering all our resources to go as far as we can”, which sums up Mike’s mission.

Mike is happily married to Suzie, has two boys, Joel and Jude, lives in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire and may be contacted on Tel: 07958 008312; mikejames@everyball.net www.coachingbymike.com/

Articles by Mike James

  1. The Importance of Strength of Character and Why it Shouldn’t be Underrated

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    I'm sure you know the story of Victor Frankl. His career as a psychotherapist and neurologist was interrupted by the Second World War and the Holocaust. He spent three years in four...

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