Middle Tennessee men’s tennis head coach Jimmy Borendame announced on Jan. 4, 2013 the addition of Karl Davies to his coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Davies has over 15 years of international coaching experience.
“Karl has an extensive coaching resume,” said Borendame. “He has worked at ITF training centers worldwide and worked with the best players in the world. Adding him to the staff adds instant value. I look forward to working with him and having him as a part of our coaching staff.”
Davies was most recently the Coaches Development Coordinator at Tennis Australia in Melbourne, Australia. There he was responsible for administering the Coaches Education program that provided Australian coaches with professional development and certification to improve their skills and abilities. He was also a high performance coach for Tennis Australia’s top juniors.
Davies has also been a development officer for the International Tennis Federation in Southern Africa. From 2006-2010, he consulted and advised on all ITF player development and talent identification projects for 12 southern Africa ITF member countries while also facilitating coaches education programs. He was also a development officer for east Africa from 1998-2004. In 2005, Davis was selected as a head coach for the prestigious ITF touring team that involved inviting players from developing countries around the world. These players played in ITF junior tournaments including the French Open and Wimbledon.
He started his coaching career in 1994 as a teaching professional at the David Lloyds Tennis Center in London, England. From there, Davies spent three years as the National Coaching Director in Papua New Guinea.