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Ward Garwoood

EXPERIENCE

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I have been coaching for 15 years at a variety of clubs across Australia.

I have coached children and adults of all ages and abilities; this includes children with learning difficulties, wheelchair tennis and children of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

QUALIFICATIONS

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Level 2 AATC Coach

First Aid Certificate

ABOUT ME

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I have been playing tennis from the age of 10, I grew up in Bendigo where I learnt to play tennis on both grass and hard courts at the Bendigo Tennis Academy. I have trained at the Pat Cash International Tennis Academy on the Gold Coast and played Grade 1 Tennis Victoria Pennant for a number of seasons.

WHAT I TEACH MOST

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I have a broad knowledge base of player and skill development, tactical awareness, decision making, routines, technique, set plays, mental application, fitness and movement.I coach children and adults of all ages and abilities including, Kids Hot Shots Group Lessons, Private Lessons, Development and High performance squads, Mums and Bubs Classes, Cardio Tennis, Advanced Player Lessons.

I AM PROUD OF

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Over the course of my tennis career I have achieved many goals, I have played in 6 consecutive Premierships with Bendigo Lawn Tennis Club in the Bendigo Tennis Association Premier League, Captained a Grade 2 Premiership in the Tennis Victoria Pennant. Shared back to back premierships in Men’s A Grade with Lynton.

WHY I COACH

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Tennis has provided me with many life skills over the years. I have a passion for tennis and I’m a bit of a scholar of the game. I enjoy passing on my knowledge of the game to students, I have coached children and adults of all ages and abilities for 15 years and enjoy watching students learn, develop and grow to achieve their optimal level. I enjoy developing rapport with the student and tailoring lessons to their individual needs.

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT ME

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I enjoy travelling the world, playing tennis and football on the weekends and camping when possible.

FAVOURITE QUOTE

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“Hard work beats talent, unless talent works hard”