Mike Barrell

Mike Barrell

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Specialty Course – “Court Warrior”

About this Speaker

Mike Barrell 

A coach for more than 30 years, Mike is the Director of evolve9, an international company that helps federations and providers design and implement tennis programs for children.

He has been a keynote speaker at three ITF Worldwide Conferences and presented at multiple USPTA World Conferences, PTR International Symposia, plus multiple National Conferences.

A Level Five LTA Coach he is also presented and worked in over 60 countries, supporting the development of tennis in five continents. Through evolve9, he has recently been involved in the development of Evolution Kids Tennis, now the National U10 program of Serbia and Bulgaria, and used by over 50 clubs worldwide. His child-centered approach has been used to develop the National Competition programs for Serbia and Norway. 

Mike has been responsible for the design of:

  • Tennis Australia Hot Shots Program – The National Program of Australia (Over 60,000 players)
  • KNLTB Tenniskids Program – The National Program of the Netherlands

And designed and supported these programs on an ongoing basis

  • NTF Tennis Kids – The National Program of Norway (Over 20% Growth in 8 years with over 4,000 unique participants each year) 
  • Midtown Velocity – The Junior Program of Tennis Corporation of America (9 Clubs)
  • Sportime U10 – The Junior Program of Sportime NY, Home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academies (8 Clubs) – (Over $2.5 million in revenue annually with an annual increase of over 10% club-wide per year for the last four years)

He was also the author of the ITF Tennis10s manual, the Official U10 Program of many nations across the globe.

Through all these programs he continues to work with clubs across the globe helping them to fully implement child-centered principles in their programs with aim of engaging, retaining, and developing more players.