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Barry Fulcher
Year that you started coaching:

2003

First coaching job:

Club coach, Dorking Lawn Tennis Club

Current coaching position:

Performance Coach and AASE Manager, Compete Tennis

How long did you compete full time for:

4.5 years

Welcome Competition – Challenge Yourself
Which countries have visited on your tennis travels:

Lots of Countries within SE Asia, West and southern Africa, Australasia and USA.

Best moment as a Coach so far:

Seeing any player get the reward for persistence and hard work; most recently seeing a player I have worked with and travelled with stepping out at Junior Wimbledon

Best moment as a Player:

Comfortably beating Justin Layne in the biggest tournament of his career in Bangladesh.

Where did you train:

At home in Norfolk as a Junior and then at Sutton and Queens as a professional.

Which coach had the biggest impact on your playing career and coaching career and why:

Chris Bailey at Sutton helped me to get a clearer understanding of my gamestyle and to learn how to train like a professional. Louis Cayer. Encourages coaches to always challenge their ideas and standards as both a teacher and a coach.

Hobbies outside of Tennis:

Golf, Kayaking, Running

Favourite Films:

Gladiator

Best piece of advice for the aspiring professional:

Every single practice session is an opportunity to make a difference, improve and take a step forward on the journey to becoming a tennis player. Make it so! Enjoy the challenge and love the battle...

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