Janmeet Singh (Jay)
DCA & RPT qualified
Our Club Coach is Janmeet Singh. He is available for adult and junior coaching in group or private lessons and for master classes. Jay can be contacted on 07989 646 469 or via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level 3 coach,
orange/ red group at 9-10 am
teenage group at 10-11 am
10-12 years old group at 11-12 every Saturday.
Jay is our Club Coach and many of you will have
seen him around, but how well do you know him?
We had a quick Q&A with him and this is what we
What age did you first pick up a tennis racquet?
I was 13.
Are you a lefty or righty?
I have always played left handed.
Where is the most exciting place you have
Queens Club, although this was
This is your chance to name-drop! Which
famous tennis players have you met?
I had several practice sessions with Leander Paes (18
doubles & mixed double grand slam titles) and
also Ramesh Krishnan (Wimbledon & US Open
quarter finalist) during the Davis Cup semi-finals:
India v Australia in 1993. Mahesh Bhupathi (12
doubles & mixed doubles grand slam titles) used
to come and train at our tennis academy so I’ve
hit with him few times. I played in an ATP satellite
tournament with Tim Henman in 1994; I lost in first
round and he won it unfortunately.
When did you decide to become a coach?
Your favourite or signature shot?
y serve (not sure anymore, lols)
Do you prefer doubles or singles?
As a player i used to prefer singles, as a coach i prefer doubles
now as i can’t cover the whole court anymore!
How fast can you serve? Or what was the
speed of your fastest ever serve?
It has never been recorded, but i would say 120-130mph would
have been my fastest serve.
What do you enjoy most about coaching?
I stay in touch with Tennis, an active lifestyle and it
helps me learn more about tennis!
Which surface do you prefer? Grass, clay or hard courts?
Hard courts, similar to ones used in
the US Open or Australian Open.
Are your family sporty?
Yes, my brother is also a tennis coach, in Vancouver. In fact he was my
coach and I learned mostly from him. My Dad
was an athlete at national level in India!
Do you excel at any other sports?
At school Athletics events like short sprints were my
favourite, but once i started playing tennis there
wasn’t any time for any other sport.
What would be your ideal match preparation?
Ideal match preparation would be a calm
atmosphere with little talking, preparing mentally
with visualisation of the match in advance!
Who was your tennis idol growing up?
Ivan Lendl was my favourite player, then Pete Sampras
and now Roger Federer!
What do you think makes a good tennis player?
It’s a combination of things. Firstly a
player has to have desire, determination and
dedication, then he needs family support of family
and lot of sacrifice from them. Then there has to
be the right environment - good facilities, good
guidance and on top of that a little bit of luck that
everything falls in place at right time. But i think on
top of everything else its mental toughness that
makes a difference!
Anything else you would like to share?
I had a choice between studies and tennis as i got into
a medical school but my dad asked me whether
i would be willing to sacrifice tennis as both of
them were not possible. I chose tennis and I was
lucky to have parents who supported me, if i get
a chance to do it all over again, i would choose
tennis / sports again!