Coaching by M I k E

Michael James's new book, Everyball, 'Reflections, anecdotes and observations from a life in tennis aimed to tool you up for the game of life!' is now available on Amazon. Look out for book signings and events.

Passionate about unleashing human potential to maximise performance and improve results.
Coaching by M I k E begins with the premise that we all want better results, whether at work, home or play.  We want to thrive rather than survive.
Potential can be defined as 'the abilility to develop skills, with effort, over time' (Dr. Carol Dweck). Carrying those skills into 'effect' is your performance. Improved performance leads to better results.
Whether in a coaching, consultancy, or training setting, my commitment to clients is to encourage and equip you to:
Make decisions and take action - Motivate
Instil new skills and behaviours - Inspire
Train those skills and behaviours to become new habits - Educate
Thank you for visiting my site and I look forward to hearing from you.
Mike James
Performance Coach & Consultant

About Mike 3 keys Get the book

Performance Coaching & Consultancy

My work as a Performance Coach & Consultant offers a unique opportunity to diversify and integrate.  Diversifying what I do and integrating the learnings from each different experience into a compelling offer of expertise to you as the client. In this, becoming is always better than being.

Everyball, The Book

In Everyball author Mike James delves deep into his own tennis experiences, first as a child growing up playing on the 'murram' courts of Kenya, then to the hard courts of Tucson, Arizona, and finally to a 22-year coaching career in Great Britain, to bring alive his coaching philosophy of Everyball.

Sometimes humorous, sometimes more serious, these parable-like reflections, anecdotes and observations from a life in tennis aim to tool you up for the game of life!

It's no doubt a book for the tennis coach, parent, player and enthusiast, all of which Mike is, but also for anyone interested in learning, growing and thriving in the bigger game we all have no choice but to play.

See Mike discuss the practice and philosophy of Everyball.

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Everyball Tennis and Halton Tennis Centre

I learned to play tennis on a court built by my Father in Langata, just outside Nairobi in Kenya, and there began a love affair with the sport that was fuelled on the hard courts of Arizona where I played High School and Division 1 College tennis ( The University of Arizona, Tucson studying History and English) and continues today as Director of Tennis for Halton Tennis Centre (An LTA High Performance Centre) and founder of it's coaching brand and provider Everyball Tennis.  

20 years working in British Tennis has seen me work as a County Performance Officer for Bucks and Herts, National Performance Officer for Scotland, travel extensively across Europe and work with a number of top national and internationally ranked junior players, several going on to successful professional careers, either as players or coaches.

How can I serve you?

    LTA Level 5 Master Performance Coach - can I help you take your game to the next level?

    LTA Coach Education Tutor - Is it Coach Education and programme development consultancy that you're after?

    Performance Coaching - or better results in a specific area of your life?

    Motivational talks - need help inspiring your workforce, team, organisation? Can I bring alive the philosophy and ethos of 'Everyball' the book to make it applicable to you, here and now?

    Winning seminars and workshops - how about helping you and your organisation go as far as you can using all you've got through a unique behavioural change programme called 'Eupsychia' (the good mind!)

    Please do get in touch (contact form below) and I'll be delighted to chat about your needs further.

Motivate, Inspire, Educate = lasting change

'We are more like an acorn, which contains within it all the potential to be a magnificent oak.  We need nourishment, encouragement and the light to reach toward, but the oaktreeness is already within' (Coaching for Performance - John Whitmore)

Motivate, Inspire and Educate are the 3 keys or fundamental pillars to Coaching by MiKE.  Here is what they mean.


Cause to take action.


Instil or 'breathe into'.  


To train the mind and its abilities

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