Nathan Booth (AUS) – HKFC Senior Tennis Professional / ATA Ladies and Events Manager – ATA Management
Background: Nathan has an impressive background of accomplishments, including 2014 HKFC Champion in Singles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. 2010 HK Nationals Men’s Open Doubles semi finalist and 2008 Mixed Doubles Finalist. Former No.1 ranked junior on Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia and top 10 in !the state of Queensland.
Experience: Nathan has over 14 years of coaching experience throughout Australia, Asia and the US at all levels of play. Has worked with full time traveling players from HKTA and implemented youth development programs. He has a passion for tournament planning and has directed tournaments throughout Australia, including being a member of organizing team for 2013 and 2014 WTA Hobart Women’s International.
Qualifications: Advanced Level 2 coaching certificate, Tennis Coaches Australia, Level 3 HKTA Coaching Certificate
ATA work specialty: Coaching both adults and junior players, Tennis Programme Management
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Where is your favorite place to play tennis in Hong Kong? What makes this place special? HKFC, being a member and winning the club championships, Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles all in the one year.
If you could play on any court with any player, where and who would it be with? And why? Roland Garros with Rafael Nadal as I love to play on clay and would be awesome to play with the king of clay.
Your current favorite tennis player? Roger Federer
Your favorite player of all time and why? Roger Federer, for what he has achieved and done for tennis is incredible.
Why do you make a great tennis coach? I like to see all my students improve and really focus on what will make them a better tennis player whether it be technique as a beginner to movement and strategy as an elite player.
When teaching your students, which shot is your specialty? I believe I have the knowledge to teach all shots equally but if I had to choose one then the Serve would be my specialty.
What is your favorite tennis mantra? The effort and intensity you put into your training should be the same as what you do in a match.