An evening with Alistair Higham and Andy Wood

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunday 8th December  -  7pm at West Bridgford Tennis Club

You are invited to an evening of humorous stories, reflections & insights into the club, county & International games of tennis & badminton

Both long-standing club members who have been fortunate enough to have an international career in their respective sports, they will compare and contrast the two sports. The evening will be introduced by Professor Ronald Carter, MBE. Alistair will discuss what makes tennis unique and reveal the inspirations for his book ‘Off The Frame – The Lighter Side Of Tennis’; while Andy will contrast badminton with tennis and give insights into his Olympics experience and the reality of international competition against the powerhouses of the Far East.

Tickets are £4.50 including canapés and are available at the club or online at

 Alistair Higham
Having begun his career in earnest as Nottinghamshire County Coach, he progressed to hold posts such as National Head of Coach Education at the LTA and Great Britain 16U Captain during a five-year span. This summer he led the Great Britain Team at the World University Games in Russia. He is an international expert on matchplay and momentum in sport, advising coaches and professional athletes and clubs all over the world.  He is the author of two best-selling books on momentum and his work is showcased in sports exhibitions including the Wimbledon Museum. With co-author, Ronald Carter, he has recently updated 'Off The Frame - The Lighter Side of Tennis.'

Andy Wood
As Head Coach and Olympic Team Manager/Performance Director, Andy was Great Britain Olympic Head Coach/ Team Manager at Sydney, Athens & Beijing Olympic games, including coaching Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms to silver medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004. He has recently set up MatchPlaySport Coaching Consultancy and undertaken Performance Advisory work with Australian Olympic Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee, Derbyshire Sport. Andy’s numerous coaching awards include UK Sports Coach of the Year, 2006 BBC Sports Coach of the Year and 2008 Derbyshire Sports Coach of the Year.




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