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Train, Travel, Compete with LevertonTennis
International Training Camps and Competition
Since 2008 LevertonTennis have successfully run International High Performance Training Camps and tournament trips: France, Spain, Italy, USA, the Leverton TEAM are well known and well travelled establishing strong links with many of the world's great coaches, Academies and Performance tennis providers.
All my best memories as a Junior are from when we travelled abroad to compete and train. I vividly remember going to Brittany for the first time when I was 14. I stayed with a family that were very wealthy, and they had a wicked boat. The tournament was in Dinard on clay, and at the end of the first day we went to a creperie for dinner - I ate 3 chocolate and banana crepes. The next day we had off, we had a hit and then went out on the families boat for the day - awesome. I remember the first time we went to Portugal. My dad entered me in a tournament at the Roger Taylor Tennis Centre in Val De Lobo. I played the number 2 in Portugal, and he had a massive topspin forehand that went through the air at about 5mph and then fizzed off the court at about 200mph. He was using one of those 'old school' black metal Prince rackets, there were loads of wild flowers next to the court and they smelt like suncream. The first time I went to Africa to compete was in Rabat. We arrived at night, a dude met us at the airport and took us all to a restaurant. There was a buffet with plates full of massive kebabs. It was really hot and I was starving. I was first up, filled my plate, sat down and bit into one of the kebabs - BOOM - the meat was virtually raw, just burnt on the outside. I was gagging and then to top it all the dude told me it was goat meat, ahhhhh!! After that I just ate the rice. It's important that we provide our players with diverse and challenging experiences in fresh environments. Tennis is a tough game, and if you're good, you will travel. Our job is to prepare them for it"
Guy Leverton - LevertonTennis
To check out our recent and upcoming tournament trips and training camps, take a look at the Events page.
Train in the UK with Guy Leverton
Players can access Guy Leverton and his TEAM in the UK at our 2016/17 UK venues - Batchwood High Performance Centre and Exeter University
What they're saying…
Guy Leverton is the undisputed "King of Stoke !!"
REAL SURFING MAGAZINE
Guy - awesome work! Thanks for all your help you have been inspirational mate!
// LTA Technical Support, International Presenter
Professional in every way. He is caring, motivational, inspiring and has an understanding of how to achieve. I always look forward to and enjoy working with Guy.
// Former Finland Davis Cup Captain, National Coach and Men's No. 1
Guy…I have never worked with anyone like him, he is a one-off, he's creative and crazy and he's credible, his energy and enthusiasm is infectious, he plays well and has a deep knowledge of coaching and the game that can only be earned through years spent on court, he sets a great example for other coaches and players to follow.
// LTA Master Coach Education Tutor, Director - UCoach
Guy Leverton is one of the coolest people I have ever met.
// LTA Master Performance Coach Tutor, Director - The Service Box
Guy and Adrian, loved it!! And particularly you all on air guitar. It smelled of passion, care and positive challenge. It got me in my heart rather than my head which is just where it needs to get you. Great job…wish I was young again.
// LTA Master Performance Coach Tutor & Author of 'The Tennis Toolkit'
Guys, what you do is fantastic. If I had kids, I would send them to train with LevertonWilliams…
// LTA Head of Performance Coach Support, International Presenter
It's exciting when I come here and see so many kids playing tennis and enjoying it, and added to this you have great coaches with good knowledge and strong playing backgrounds. You've got an enthusiastic team that are happy to travel and go to tournaments with the players. It's great to see. It's the complete package.
// Former Britsh No. 1, GB Fed Cup Captain and LTA Performance Coach Tutor
Guy, thanks for everything you've done for the David Lloyd Academy. Myself, the whole coaching team and our players have enjoyed working with you.
// Director of Coaching, David Lloyd Academy
Guy is a thoroughly decent bloke !! He's like a lion in personality, he has a heart, he's always thinking outside the box and cares passionately about people in tennis...
// Former British No1, GB Fed Cup Captain, WTA Top 100 and Director of Tennis Batchwood High Performance Centre
Guy has boundless energy, magnanimity and humour and would be an asset to any project he was engaged by
// Award Winning Poet, Actor and Playwright, Bestselling Author of Whale Nation, Falling For A Dolphin, Autogeddon
LevertonTennis Sign International Academy Contract with Babolat
I have known the whole LevertonTennis team for a long time - I used to play against those guy's back in the day, and have worked closely with them over the last few years. They all have a solid playing background and great knowledge of the sport. The LevertonTennis brand is unique in the UK, they would fit in anywhere in the world. They're the real deal - that is why they are great ambassadors for Babolat."
Aidan Graveson, EMEA promoter, Babolat
In 2008, LevertonWilliams Coach James Rose moved to Spain to take up a performance coaching position at the Municipal Club de Tenis in Pego. This gave LevertonWilliams players the opportunity to train on clay all year round.
In 2010 James was offered the position 'Director of Coaching' at the La Manga Club in Murcia. La Manga now plays a major role in the GuyLeverton Tennis clay court training programme.
LevertonWilliams players train with Belgium Davis Cup Team, Spain, December 2011
Between 14th and 21st December, Guy Leverton and Adrian Williams took 8 players from the UK and Channel Islands to the LevertonWilliams European clay court training base, La Manga for 5 days intensive training. Each day began with a 1.5hr physical session in the gym, followed by 6 hours on court.
Also at La Manga for these dates were the Belgium Davis Cup Team; 8 players, 4 coaches and 2 press officers. Adrian Williams said "it was great for our players on the first day. We arrived at the gym at 8.30am and the guys from Belgium were already hard at it, this was a perfect way to set the tone for the whole trip.
Rosie (James Rose, Director of Coaching, La Manga / TEAM LevertonWilliams) put our players and Rochus and the boys in the same block of 8 courts everyday so the atmosphere was brilliant. We did baskets for 3 hours in the morning followed by a few very specific drills and then we'd finish off with some points, perfect."
The players then wound down every evening at the La Manga Club Spa fully equipped with ice baths, steam rooms and on site physio. "The thing is, we pushed this lot for 7.5hrs every day with very little rest, it might sound like they were on holiday but they earnt every minute they spent in that spa," said Guy Leverton. "This is one of the reasons we chose this facility, you've got Champions League football teams mingling with International Tennis teams, its a perfect environment for aspiring professional athletes, and gives them a taste for what they can achieve if they work hard."
"It's a wicked set up, just this afternoon Jake got to hit with Olivier Rochus (World No. 63). Oshi hit with Steve Darcis (World No. 89) and Weaver hit with David Goffin (World No. 185). These are the things that as a junior tennis player you remember."
LevertonWilliams carry out training camps in La Manga throughout the year if you would like to train in Spain with Britains number 1 High Performance tennis provider contact firstname.lastname@example.org.