Chanre Bond

Specialist area: Mini tennis

Tennis qualifications

  1. LTA Level 1, 
  2. BTCA Level 3

Other sport qualifications

  1. Sports Science, 
  2. England Hockey Level 2, 
  3. England Netball Level 1, 

+ First Aid, CRB checked, Child safeguarding & protection

Experience & background: Qualified teacher and sport scientist with a specialism in sport psychology. Started coaching hockey in 1993, coaching at school, club and county level. Played hockey for South Africa at U21 and senior B team level. As PE teacher I am involved with coaching a variety of sports including hockey, netball and tennis.

Best thing about coaching: Challenging all players, regardless of ability, to improve in an encouraging and fearless atmosphere. Seeing children get as much enjoyment out of sport that I do - the smile on their faces after executing a skill they have been working so long on to improve or the pure exhilaration of hitting a ball. And finally, teaching children that winning is a byproduct of hard work, and hard work is a byproduct of loving the sport.