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  • Coaches really make a difference to your game. I can't give the Compete coaching team enough credit for their input. Great facilities. Wonderful place to come and play.

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Justin Layne
Year that you started coaching:


First coaching job:

Assistant Coach and Head of Strength and Conditioning at Bolton Arena

Current coaching position:

Director, Head of Strength and Conditioning, LTA Liaison

How long did you compete full time for:

Unfortunately just for four years.

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Which countries have visited on your tennis travels:

India, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, UAE, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Jamaica, USA, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria.

Best moment as a Coach so far:

Helping one of my players to reach the main draw of Junior Wimbledon.

Best moment as a Player:

Winning my first ITF Futures tournament.

Where did you train:

Cambridge and then Bolton Arena.

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

Dave Sammel, because he instilled belief in me. Jim Edgar- the art of simplicity.

Hobbies outside of Tennis:

Motorbike racing and cycling.

Favourite Films:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Best piece of advice for the aspiring professional:

Train like you want to compete.

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