Adam Malarski is a tennis coach with 16 years’ experience. Malarski has worked in the US, Greece, UK, and now Beijing. Hailing from Poland, he has lived in Beijing for six years.
What organization or company do you work for?
I am a freelance tennis coach, having previously worked as a coach with Beijing’s GS Academy and Rising Stars Academy. I coach both kids and adults, at all levels.
What made you become interested in coaching?
Teaching runs in my family. I like sharing my skills, and what I know, with others. That’s what teaching is all about…sharing.
What coaching qualifications do you have?
I have a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and I also have a PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) certificate.
What was your favorite sport to play when you were a student?
Besides tennis I loved playing volleyball.
How would you describe your coaching style?
I have a holistic approach to coaching, meaning that I look at my student as a whole. I don’t only teach how to hit the ball with the racket, but mentor the player to become fitter, more confident as a person, and competitive within fair play rules!
What do you find most rewarding about coaching?
The progress a player makes. It can be as small as improvement during a lesson or as big as winning a match or a tournament.
And most challenging…?
Not being able to guarantee a player when he/she will play at a level that they would be happy with. It’s so individual and unpredictable. But the good thing is that every player has what I call a "break-through lesson", in which he/she reaches a level previously unimaginable. Once that occurs they become a believer in what we are trying to achieve. When the player starts believing, everything is possible.
From RMB 400/private lesson, RMB 200/person group lesson (>3 people).
You can contact Malarski on 186 0041 0890, WeChat adamtennispro or email email@example.com
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos: courtesy of Adam Malarski