Posted on 5/02/2017 by Darren Simmons
We’ve often spoken in our Sports Shorts / Sports Thoughts Blog about the potential for high performance experts to transition from one sport to another.
Simon Timson, the Lawn Tennis Association’s recently appointed Performance Director is a great example of someone who’s consistently done just that. Having worked in Skeleton as Performance Director, for the ECB as Head of the England Development Programme and UK Sport as Director of Performance, he’s uniquely well placed to understand the challenges and nuances of each sport.
He’s now open to the idea of calling on the expertise of managerial heavyweights such as Sir Alex Ferguson to help produce the next Andy Murray. In a fascinating article in the Daily Mail this week, Timson explained that he’s hoping to introduce experienced mentors, of the calibre of Andrew Strauss or Sir Alex Ferguson, to help the next generation of tennis stars to deal with the challenges they face on a regular basis. Full story available here;