The Evolution Begins
Born in 2006, Evolve9 was the brainchild of Mike Barrell, a tennis coach with over 30 years on court experience. More recently he was joined by a number of experienced associates from around the world who work to keep us delivering new and innovative concepts and information, helping coaches be more effective in teaching young players.
As the company grew evolve9 has worked with National Associations including Tennis Australia, LTA, USTA, KNLTB and NTF and also worked through ITF initiatives with over 20 more smaller nations. We have helped develop programs for Sportime NY, PTR, David Lloyd Leisure, Tennis Corporation of America and many more groups and facilities around the world.
We continue to work with some of the most active providers of junior tennis across the globe, developing programs, presenting at conferences, training coaches and providing products to help make coaches lives easier and young players lives better.
What’s in a Name?
The name, evolve9, represents the huge differences in children as they grow and develop and how we need to evolve our coaching practice and businesses to meet the needs of these evolving players. 9 is simply the highest single digit and so reflects the need to make this change with the highest quality.
Our mission is to help providers build better, more appropriate programs and teach with real quality, while considering the needs of each child. All our information is based upon our three pillars
- Understand the Child
- Teach the Game
- Create the Environment
We believe that only through developing an in depth knowledge of all these interlinked areas can coaches be really effective, and from the feedback and testimonials we receive we know it’s working.