Coach Profile: Jamie Barry
Coaching Qualification: Level 3
How old were you when you first started playing tennis?
How were you introduced to the sport?
Through my parents as my mum’s a tennis coach and my dad’s a keen player.
What made you come to work at Totally Tennis?
My coach and idol growing up was Jason Jokhoo who grew up playing at Totally Tennis and coached there for years before moving to Salisbury. He always spoke really highly of Totally Tennis and Nigel Long so when I got the chance to join the team, learn from great coaches and work with really good players while following in Jason’s footsteps it was a no brainer!
Who is your favourite professional tennis player?
What do you like most about coaching tennis?
I really enjoy seeing players enjoying tennis and improving their game at the same time.
How often do you coach?
Six days a week
Do you play any other sport?
Football and Golf
What is your greatest achievement in tennis so far?
As a player I’ve won the county closed doubles three times but my most proud moment was watching a player I’ve coached for years playing at Wimbledon in the Road to Wimbledon competition.