Hamish Travers

Hamish Travers

Hamish Travers – Tennis Professional

Background:  Hamish is a seasoned business and tennis professional, having played in New Zealand for 35 years. His transition into a tennis professional came off the back of 25 years of marketing and advertising, that had accumulated into founding and running his own advertising agency for 13 years. Hamish is fortunate enough to combine his love of tennis with working with clients and seeing them grow and their goals met. Nothing makes him happier than when students get an ‘ahaa’ moment and make a real improvement.

Certification: USPTA Professional, USPTA 10 and Under

Education: Bachelor of Marketing and Information Technology from the University of Otago

Credentials: CPR/First Aid Certification, USTA Background check

Playing Background / Highlights: Juniors: High School Vice Captain, awarded colors, sectional and regional champions, played in New Zealand at age grade tournaments.

Year of Certification: USPTA 10 and under (2017), USPTA Professional (2018)
Years of experience: 3 years (US), 2 years (New Zealand)

Previous Positions: Junior professional at Clubfit, Contract Tennis professional at Chappaqua Swim & Tennis, Contract Tennis professional at Pleasantville tennis club, Lead Tennis Instructor at TGA sports, New Zealand High School (JV) Tennis Team Manager

Teaching Style: Strong and supportive communication and feedback that enables students to feel safe and ready to try new techniques and game play.

Teaching Philosophy: Creating an environment where students learn to improve and love tennis through self awareness, adaptation, focus and draw enjoyment through small successes accumulating into meeting their goals.

Person having the greatest impact on my tennis: My father, a tennis champion who had the gift of being able to understand what was important to focus on, what to avoid and how to grow a seed into a tree.

Favourite Male: Chris Lewis
Favourite Female: Martina Navratilova

Best Win: Sectional Championship, final game of singles which had to be won to win Team championship. Ground out the win through smart unattractive tennis, while in a pressure cooker environment, 90 degree temperature, and hundreds of my fellow students and parents watching.

Worst Loss: Any where I didn’t give my best.

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