Meet Warwick Bashford
Date of birth: May 6th, 1967
Nationality: South African & British
Internationally recognized as one of the world’s most respected tennis coaches, Warwick is acknowledged not only for his abilities as a tennis consultant, he is recognized as a visionary and a leader.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Warwick's boy hood dream was to become a professional tennis player and compete at Wimbledon. His parents made the then very difficult decision to leave family and friends by immigrating to Europe when Warwick was eleven years old to give him an opportunity to fulfill his tennis potential.
Warwick quickly improved, enjoying junior success as a former British Schools National Champion & later competed on the ATP tour. At the early age of 19, Warwick was unfortunately, forced to retire prematurely from professional competition due to years of consistent back problems. Warned by doctors that if he continued to pursue tennis as a professional player, he would end up in a wheel chair and was advised to hang up his racket & his dreams.
With an unparalleled desire to succeed, Warwick was not prepared to give up and spent the the following years traveling & learning from the likes of the late Harry Hopman, Nick Bollettieri, Robert Lansdorp and Jean Claude Labout. Warwick was determined to learn where he went wrong on his path to greatness and has since devoted his life helping tennis players around the world to avoid making the same mistakes.
It was in Paris, France where Warwick spent 18 years honing his tennis coaching skills, learning from one the worlds best tennis organizations and coaches. Warwick has advised and counseled elite athletes and coaches including, Michael Chang, Marcos Baghdatis, Amelie Mauresmo and Sandrine Testud.
What began as a commitment to helping individuals improve their performance, has grown into transforming the qualities of people’s lives, whether it is peak performance athletes, coaches, world class entertainers, CEO's, businesses, teachers and parents.
Warwick is all about giving back and has since devoted his time to community, working with kids who might never have the opportunity to work and train with an elite coach.
2003 - USPTR Professional Coaching Certification
2000 - BE 2 French Tennis Coaching Certification
1997 - WTA Member & Coach (Women's Tennis Association)
1990 - LTA Professional Tennis Coaching Certification
Over 25 Years of International Experience as a Professional Tennis Coach and Consultant.
PROFESSIONAL TENNIS EXPERIENCE
Worldwide experiences as a coach & consultant to the following clubs, schools and tennis organizations
ALEXANDER DAWSON HIGH SCOOL TENNIS TEAM - Longmont, Colorado.
High Performance Tennis Coach & Consultant. Responsible for implementation of tennis training and high performance programs for players & teams. (Varsity, JV & Middle school) Leadership & mentoring coach to students & assistant coaches
MILLINIUM HARVEST HOUSE HOTEL/ROCKY MOUNTAIN TENNIS CENTER - Boulder, Colorado.
High Performance Tennis Coach & Consultant. Responsible for implementation of tennis training and high performance programs for players and coaches.
FURMAN UNIVERSITY - Greenville, South Carolina.
Assistant women’s tennis coach & peak performance consultant. Responsible for implementation of tennis training and psychological coaching programs.
COBB’S GLEN COUNTRY CLUB - Anderson, South Carolina.
Tennis Consultant. Responsible for all tennis related management and organization.
ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS COACH - Greenville, South Carolina.
Tennis manager & consultant for overall development of Varsity and J.V. boy’s tennis teams.
KEY BISCAYNE - Florida.
Coached and consulted junior and adult players in the Key Biscayne, Miami area.
BOB BRETT/MOURATOGLOU TENNIS ACADEMY - Paris, France.
High Performance Tennis Coach and Technical Consultant for the Elite juniors group.
On the ATP Tour, Coach and consultant to the following players:
May 02 - Feb 03 Marcos BAGHDATIS (Cyprus) Career best ranking ATP tour # 8
May - June 1988 Michael CHANG (USA) Career best ranking ATP tour # 2
On the WTA tour, Coach and Consultant to the following players:
Jan 02 - May 02 Irena SELYUTINA (Kazakhstan) Career best ranking WTA tour # 98
May 01 - Nov 01 Anne Gaelle SIDOT (France) Career best ranking WTA tour # 11
May 00 - Dec 00 Magdalena GRYZBOWSKA - (Poland) Career best ranking, WTA tour # 89
Jan 99 - Nov 00 Saras ARASU - (USA) Top national junior in the USA
Mar 99 - May 99 Marlene WEINGARTNER - (Germany) Career best ranking WTA tour # 48
Oct 98 - Nov 98 Sandrine TESTUD - (France) Career best ranking WTA tour # 7
June 97 - Dec 98 Amelie MAURESMO - (France) Career best ranking WTA tour # 1
Tennis Club Experience:
Oct 92 - April 94 STADE FRANCAIS (team Jacques Laurent) - Head Pro, Paris, France.
SAINT-PRIX TENNIS CLUB - Assistant Director, Paris, France.
Sept 90 - Sept 92 GRAND SLAM TENNIS ACADEMY - Head Pro, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Sept 89 - Aug 90 TRAPPES TENNIS CLUB - Head Pro, Yvelines, France.
Oct 87 - Aug 89 NICK BOLLETTIERI TENNIS ACADEMY - Assistant Pro, Paris, France.
Mar 86 - Sept 87 INGATESTONE TENNIS CLUB - Assistant Pro, Essex, England.
Experience as a Tennis Player:
July 85 - Sept 86 Full - time tennis player. Ranked amongst the top 1000 in the World.
Sept 84 - June 85 Full - time tennis student at the NICK BOLLETTIERI TENNIS ACADEMY in Bradenton, Florida.
Native English and fluent in French
What People Are Saying ........
Warwick teaches life lessons using a tennis metaphor - the value of commitment, being truthful with oneself and the real, broader definition of excellence. The tennis champion who is down two sets to an opponent who is on fire still finds a way to win by calling upon their inner strength, mental toughness and the unshakable confidence that they are a winner. These are the values that Warwick teaches. They are as invaluable to the corporate CEO as to the high school tennis player. Warwick Bashford finds the Champion in each of us! - Rob Smith
"Meet Warwick and he will lead you to Greatness." - Ruben Gonzales (4 Time Olympian)
What’s your dream?
Are you living it every day?
Are you meeting your goals on a consistent basis?
If not, then it’s time to take action!
Contact Warwick today and set yourself on a clearer path to success.
"Peak Performance Is A Lifestyle"