Tennis Consulting's services are provided by Kevin Leck. Kevin started this website as a reaction to the number of people he came across in tennis who were unaware of a lot of the options and opportunities that are out there. Having been involved in tennis at various levels for 20 years, he felt that he could help people to make better informed choices. He also felt that he could make best use of his sport psychology qualification by focusing on players who actually wanted help, rather than doing group sessions with athletes who were given little choice but to attend. For those of you who are interested, Kevin's qualifications and memberships are:
MSc in the Psychology of Sport and Exercise from Loughborough University
BA in Psychology from the University of Exeter
BSc in Physics from University of Sussex
Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
LTA accredited tennis coach (with up to date CRB check)
Graduate member of British Psychological Society
Member of British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)
Kevin has two children who have both played tennis at regional, national and international standard. The older one is currently combining University with performance tennis, after a successful, if injury-hampered, international junior career. The younger one now plays golf and just plays tennis for fun. Over more than a decade of involvement as coach, psychologist and travel agent(!) Kevin has inevitably developed a substantial knowledge of tennis competition and training at junior level, as well as finding that he has less and less time to do other things. Instead of fighting this, he has now decided to share what he has learned in the hope that it will be useful to others!
Kevin has himself been playing tennis for over two decades. He was never coached when he took the game up, but he loved the competition, and has won numerous trophies at club level- despite having a style that is rarely described as elegant! He currently has an ITF world seniors ranking in his age group. Kevin trained as a coach because he enjoyed the game so much, and has got a lot of satisfaction from working with different levels of player and watching them improve. As a coach himself, he can understand the demands and constraints that coaches work under, and can work alongside them in a productive way.
It is not our intention to use this website to put up lots of generalised information. We intend to make contact with players and parents and provide a personalised service at a cost that is not too extravagant. We are here to help!
Please note that the pictures on this website are there to brighten it up- none of the players pictured has endorsed or used our services.