James Markiewitz

James is a coach passionate about tennis; both teaching and playing it himself.  He is finishing his MSc in Sports Management at the University of East London where he was a sports scholar and the Men’s Tennis Captain.  He has a 1.1 rating, competes for the Kent Men’s team who are currently reigning national champions, is a former 4 year US division 1 athlete from Saint Mary’s college of California where he graduated with a degree in business administration, and wants to continue his development as a player on the future circuit.  James has coached both beginners and competitive players, worked with various ages and has coached at clubs in England, Germany and the U.S. 

Hobbies:  James likes to take his mind off tennis with music.  He enjoys playing the guitar, piano and singing.  He has even spent some time busking on the streets of London.  Otherwise, he runs a passion project with his social cause business “James Jozef Bandanas” that he founded which offers colourful bandanas and gives financial support to London’s athletes and artists. 

Coach Comment:  “I’m super excited to be part of the team at the Connaught Club.  It’s amazing to be surro8unded by people passionate about creating an atmosphere that gives players the opportunity to develop into the best tennis players they can be”.