Since taking over full responsibility for coaching in February 2011, GSM has made a profound and very positive contribution to life at LFE Tennis Club. They have helped the Club to increase junior membership to a level not seen for many years and with realistic expectations to take it to level not preiously achieved. They have also introduced a series of junior tournaments which the Club hosts and have consequently lifted the Club’s profile.
GSM have also made an impact on adult tennis at the Club with the introduction of ‘Cardio’ tennis and the expansion of ‘rusty rackets’ sessions.
GSM have many ideas from their experiences at other clubs which they have put forward and they are always prepared to listen to what we feel we need as a club. We have a good working relationship and we have no regrets in establishing our partnership with GSM which we believe will take our Club forward over the coming years. We would have no hesitation in recommending GSM to other Clubs.
The team at MyTennis enjoy a strong relationship with GSM, they bring great professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm to the coaching business. Their ability to work towards collective goals with players, clubs and as a business makes them a great choice for any programme looking for a provider of quality coaching. We look forward to working with GSM more in the near future
My 9 year old son Riley has been taking tennis lessons from GSM for past 2 years, and in his words he thinks Tom is “a great coach who doesn’t work us too hard or too easy – just right”. From Riley’s very first lesson, Tom advised what he intends to teach him throughout each term and what Riley’s goals are. What I like most is that it’s not all about hitting a tennis ball, they do core training, they talk about the mental side of the game (at a kids level), and they have lots of fun. I don’t think you can find a more committed team, GSM are always keen to get the best out of the kids and can do it in such a fun and inspiring way
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for the outstanding work that you have carried out over the last three years developing tennis in Leicestershire.
GSM are one of the most professional and well run tennis operators that I work with in my role as Tennis Development Manager for Derbyshire and Leicestershire. GSM have set very high standards in Leicestershire with the junior and adult coaching programmes at a number of tennis clubs, and it is a testament to the high quality of coaching delivery and commitment to nurturing the development of young players that GSM currently operate the only accredited satellite performance club in the county at Charnwood TC.
In addition, GSM have established a comprehensive and ground breaking schools and competition programmes in Leicestershire. The schools programme is the most extensive in the county and has introduced a large number of children to the sport of tennis. The tournament programme attracts players from across the region and beyond and has established an excellent reputation among young players.
Finally I would like to thank you for the professional approach that you have in your job and particularly in your communication with myself and the county office. It is a pleasure to work with coaches who are both proficient on court and extremely well organised and committed off court
My son has played at the same club since he first started mini red tennis 8 years ago, but there was a huge change to his enthusiasm and commitment to the sport when GSM took over the coaching programme. The coaches really take the time to get to know the kids, both their strengths and their weaknesses, and then mould the programme to best fit each individual. They have developed fitness programmes and personalised training sessions for my son, enabling him to aim for a higher level of play then we would have previously have anticipated for him, as well as taking the time to go to tournaments with him to see how he copes in match situations. They certainly get my vote for quality coaching!
Tom Lewis has developed my 12yr old sons tennis over the last two years and has helped him progress from 8.2 to a 6.2 during that period. They have developed a good working relationship which is built on mutual respect and trust with a good measure of humour thrown in too. Alongside the one to ones the weekly GSM squads enable my son to practice drills and to further develop his skills in a fun environment alongside his friends. With the additional fitness training GSM are able to provide an ‘all round’ tennis programme for the juniors’ at LFE. As a parent we are pleased to endorse Tom and his team, they provide a good role model for our son and we are looking forward to the continued success of all involved.