inspire2coach was born out of a chance conversation on a British motorway in 2007. Mark and Richard, sharing a long and boring drive, realised that with their extraordinary, combined tennis experience – and life-long passion for the sport – they could build a unique business.
From that moment, inspire2coach started to develop and offer both training and qualifications for tennis coaches, and set out to acquire local tennis club programmes to provide professional coaching to local players.
From day one, they endeavoured not just to be different, but to be the best. That meant pioneering new concepts such as standing-order payments for players, developing online learning for tennis coaches, and centralising key back-office functions to help the inspire2coach team to deliver superior customer service – at a time when such things were still novel to the tennis and leisure industries.
Motivated by the mission “to inspire tennis players and coaches to be the best they can be, by sharing our excellence, expertise and experience”, inspire2coach has become a trusted and respected brand, not only in British tennis, but also worldwide. Inspire2coach has one of the most experienced teams of coaches and administrators in the sport, internationally and they are the largest provider of coaching programmes and coach education in the UK.
Some of the sport’s most respected organisations, such as the LTA, Wilson Sporting Goods, the International Tennis Federation, Tennis Europe and David Lloyd Leisure regularly turn to inspire2coach for expertise, advice and consultancy, making inspire2coach one of the most sought-after tennis providers.