Coach in the Spotlight - Alex Corretja
As part of our regular 'Coach In The Spotlight' feature, we are holding a series of short interviews with prominent GPTCA members sharing their coaching success story. We have put Alex Corretja, our A level coach in the hot seat and asked some quick fire questions.
1. What is your current work in progress?
I currently work as a Big Match Player Founding Partner (representing players), Tennis Advisor and TV Commentator.
2. How did you begin coaching pro players? How long have you been coaching?
I began coaching Andy Murray in 2008. I was his coach for three years, and then I became Spanish Davis Cup Team Captain (2012-2013).
3. What keeps you motivated to come to work each day and keep coaching through the years?
My passion for tennis keeps me motivated. I love and breath the game. I want to pass on my experience as a tennis player to others.
4. What skills/characteristics do you look for in your players?
I look for attitude, commitment, desire, work ethics, respect. I want them to be eager to learn and listen to advice.
5. What is the biggest challenge you've had as a coach and how did you overcome it?
Coaching has a lot to do with the messages you are passing on, but also with how and when you do it.
6. What is your most successful coaching moment so far?
Andy Murray reaching new levels in his game and career (winning several Masters 1000 events, reaching Grand Slam finals and becoming World No. 2) and also enjoying the success of the Spanish Davis Cup Team.
7. What advice would you give to new coaches?
To be themselves but also adjust their philosophy to the skills and game of the individual player.
8. What inspires your work?
The love for the game.
9. What is your next coaching goal?
My next coaching goal is to win a Grand Slam.
GPTCA Course in Belgrade Completed
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GPTCA represented in Cyprus
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