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From on-going mentoring to one-off consultations, coach workshops, presentations and our online Learning Management System our mission is to help you to develop your skills and career.


We have developed some of the world’s most respected programs, worked with many of the industries top providers and helped multiple clubs and providers increase both the quality of their program and income.


If you are looking for an off the shelf solution for your facility we have also developed programs that you can plug in. Each comes with a complete support package to help your to successfully implement every stage of it’s development.

Supporting Clubs & Federations

Mike's team at Evolve9 has helped hundreds of tennis clubs improve the way they teach young players which in turn has increased the number of young players in tennis. When clubs or even federations need help designing effective tennis programming for kids, they turn to Mike and the team at Evolve9"

Jorge Capestany, Director - TennisDrills.TV - PTR Pro of the Year 2019

Influencing Programs Around the World

“Mike is one of the most influential coach educators in our sport today. His progressive thinking challenges the status quo by creating educational resources that impact not only the bottom line, but are a driving force in generating growth within junior tennis around the world. Simply put, Mike makes learning fun, which is why you would be hard pressed to find a junior program that does not have the fingerprints of evolve9 infused within the daily curriculum.

Brian Parkonnen, COO - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)

Meaningful Transition Through Junior Tennis

Evolve9 is the leader in designing a meaningful transition from red to orange to green to develop a complete tennis player. Their expertise with junior tennis development, coupled with his unbridled passion for creating better young men and women, is one of most potent forces in our industry.

Ajay Pant, National Tennis Director Lifetime

Promoting Core Pillars of Tennis

Evolve9 is the innovative international tennis leader focused on consolidating and promoting the pillars of tennis that yield true growth. I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with Mike and the Team for over 25 years and I support their ongoing and increasing efforts to expand the game’s developmental base:!

Carlos Salum, Director - Salum International Resources

Building Values for Teaching Young Children!

Dennis and I have known Mike Barrell for many years. We share the same values for teaching young children; make it fun, keep them moving, keep them interested in learning and improving their skills!

Pat Van Der Meer, Director - Van Der Meer Academy

Ignite your imagination and your program!

Mike Barrell is one of the truly brilliant minds in tennis today. If you are organizing or teaching junior tennis, spending a day with Mike is guaranteed to ignite your imagination and arm you with numerous new ideas for your program

Walker Sahag, Director of Tennis - Francos Health Club

Developing National Play Driven Programs

We would like to thank Mike and the Evolve 9 team for making our 2019 ASB Classic Coaches Conference a success, his messages to our coaches about going back to basics and creating play-driven sport align with our vision for tennis in New Zealand.

Patrick Landy , Coach Development Manager - Tennis New Zealand


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Evolve9, was founded to help providers develop and implement junior tennis programs. Our CEO, Mike Barrell, is recognized as one of the world experts in kids’ tennis and club programming having been a keynote speaker at three ITF Worldwide Conferences and multiple other National Conferences.

Evolve9 has worked on projects in over 60 countries, supporting the development of Tennis in five continents by implementing child centered principles in programs with the aim of engaging, retaining and developing more young players. Our team includes over 20 associates who are active in programs around the world, bringing a wealth of hands on experience and knowledge.


We are proud of our association with many federations, high level club groups and providers. Through all our work we recognize the need to put the child at the heart of programs, while ensuring that any developments are consistent with the principles of each entity! Every program is unique to the company, provider or federation but designed with care and passion!

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