A uniquely qualified tennis industry professional whose work focuses in offering performance and injury support to players and coaches from U10’s to Grand Slams, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic level.
Sergio specialises in the analysis and development of tennis strokes as well as the treatment and prevention of tennis related injuries. Qualified in performance coaching, physiotherapy, strength & conditioning with a Master’s in tennis biomechanics and sport sciences.
Sergio has created three innovative and original tennis performance & prevention strategies:
– A 12U Technical/Skill Acquisition Development Framework
– A Technical Video Analysis and Coaching Framework
– A Strokes Injury Prevention Video Screen
Strategies aiming to provide a framework for individualised, effective, efficient and adaptable competitive technical skills.
Sergio heads up the performance support strategy of Gosling LTA Tennis Centre. Responsible for the integration of: technical development, player development, strength & conditioning and sports medicine. Furthermore he leads the areas of technical analysis, development and coach education in technique and skill acquisition.
Since 1995 he provides support to LTA High Performance Centres, LTA Coach Education Centres, elite players, coaches and GBs.
Diego Veronelli, Top 50 WTA coach (Heather Watson and Katie Swan)
“It is a privilege to work with Sergio, he is a constant and reliable source of consult and mentorship. His knowledge and passion are not only helpful to Heather and Katie but a chance to upgrade my own expertise about tennis
strokes and technique”
Prof. Bruce Elliot, world authority on tennis biomechanics“
“Sergio’s methods to optimise technical performance and reduce the risk of injury are both original and innovative. Very applied strategies that will benefit all players and coaches“Sergio’s methods to optimise technical performance and reduce the risk of injury are both original and innovative. Very applied strategies that will benefit all players and coaches”
Paul Dent, LTA Master Performance Course manager, ITF Coach Education and National Training Centres.
“Sergio is one of the best technical experts in the world. He not only has an in-depth knowledge, but he is able to apply it with coaches and players in an effective way; making the complex simple. His ability to combine performance coaching with sport science and medicine disciplines is rare. Sergio illuminates the important aspects of skill development translating them into transferable effective, efficient and individualised interventions.”
Aljaz Bedene, ATP career high 45.
“It’s great to have Sergio’s help with the technique aspect of my game. Not only he understands how to improve performance but also how to reduce the risk of getting injured”.
Tom Corrie, Head Coach, LTA Regional Player Development Centre – Bath.
“Sergio is a great example of an expert in their chosen field but more importantly a great team mate and a mentor to me”.