David's philosophy is to be the start of a great Tennis adventure. Tennis is a Sport for life and it is good to see many young adults who have come through the Tenniswise system still playing the game either for their club or just with mates.
It's an even better feeling to see players who started with Tenniswise continuing with their training at a higher level or performance centre. We have had Under 14 County player Casey Pattinson attend Bolton Arena as well as Caitlin and Megan Almond who have both played out of the Northumberland Club in Jesmond.
Examples of Tenniswise players who, after being high level players have gone onto excel at other Sports are current Ladies Scottish National Footballer Naomi Welch and Wigan Warriors Rugby League player Aaron Postlethwaite. Others who have attended Tenniswise lessons or played in our events include pro Footballers Andy Firth (Barrow), Patrick Brough (Falkirk) and Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood).
NEWMAN UNIVERSITY, WICHITA, KANSAS, USA
In 2015 David's daughter Emily signed for Mid West Conference Division 2 University Newman Jets. Now in her Senior year she is loving life playing for the team and studying for a degree in business. She is an LTA Level 1 Coach and is looking to expand the Tenniswise brand to a whole new audience in the future.
As part of Emily's coaching development she coached Tennis during the summer of 2017 at Camp Winaukee in New Hampshire and desribes it as an amazing experience.