Adrian Lobley captained/managed his first tennis team at the age of 16 when he ran Bardsey Tennis Club’s junior mixed team, and then followed that by running the club’s senior mixed team a year later which he is still running 25 years on.
During his time in charge of the senior team it has won promotion from Division 4 to Division 1, and won two Division 1 titles and two league cups in the Barkston Ash league in Yorkshire, England. A significant achievement considering the fact Bardsey is a tiny village club up against all the largest clubs in the area with their much larger resources.
Adrian also had a period away from Bardsey Tennis Club for three years where he ran Rawdon Tennis Club's mixed first-team, winning the Leeds League Division 1 title.
He has managed teams for 22 of the last 25 years and has not yet suffered relegation.
Adrian also enters mixed and men's doubles tournaments with a number of different tennis partners. He has appeared in 17 regional doubles finals and has finished on the winning side on all 17 occasions.
His longest tie-break winning streak is 23 tie-breaks in a row.
Following an injury to Adrian’s tennis playing right arm, he is currently teaching himself to play left handed using his own techniques covered in The Tennis Psychologist.
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The Tennis Psychologist
by Adrian Lobley
This book covers the key areas within tennis psychology, teaching you how to positively enhance your own tennis psyche whilst showing you how to gain the upper hand over your opponent in each area. It focuses on doubles play primarily but much can be applied to singles too. The book also covers in fascinating detail the psychology of tennis captaincy.
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