David Bailey is the world’s leading expert in Tennis Footwork.
He has spent 30 years studying and researching the steps and movements of the top tennis professionals. He has lived and breathed tennis footwork and viewed over 20 thousand video clips of professional players in action watching carefully how they get ready, react, set up their feet, respond with certain moves and then recover on the court.
Dave’s bio includes:
Inventor of “The Bailey Method” – with DVDs and manuals on teaching footwork and balance in tennis, using cue words, shadow tennis, fed and live ball.
Co-inventor of Tennis Blast – with DVDs and manual on tennis strength, flexibility, aerobic conditioning and footwork i.e. a fitness/footwork program for groups between 8 to 80 participants
Inventor of The Tennis Sharpshooter – an online course where you progressively practice your serve, record results, challenge yourself, recognise strengths and weaknesses and train as if you’re playing a match.
Co-Producer of “The Bailey Method Footwork at Bollettieri” DVD with Nick Bollettieri in 2006.
Lectured throughout Australia, Asia, China, UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Fiji, Japan and New Zealand.
Level 2 ATPCA accredited tennis coach (Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association).
Level 1, 2 and 3 ATPCA Footwork / Fitness Lecturer (since 2005)
Consultant for Pro Tour Team Japan (2015)
The Bailey Method has been used by the Chinese Tennis Federation since 2010.
Fitness Director at the Chris Evert Tennis Academy, USA (1998-2000)
Footwork and Fitness Trainer, Pymble Ladies College (20 years)
Bachelor of Education – Physical Education
Diploma in Heath Studies and a Registered Nurse
David has been the Fitness and Footwork advisor to more than 21 professional Grand Slam players including;
Most recently in 2014 / 15:
• Zang Shaui – WTA Pro Player Current Ranking 30
• Misaki Doi – WTA Pro Player Current Ranking 75
• Irina Falconi – WTA Pro Player Career Best World Ranking No 80
• Irena Pavlovic – WTA Pro Player Career Best World Ranking No 138
Jarmila Gajdosova – WTA Pro Player, Career Best world Ranking 31
Anne Kethevong – WTA Pro Player, Career Best World Ranking No.48
Bethanie Mattek-Sands – WTA Pro Player, World Ranked No.39
Catalina Castano – WTA Pro Player, Career Best World Rank 35
Vince Spadea – ATP Pro Player, Career Best World Ranking No.18
Monica Seles – WTA Pro Player, Career Best World Ranking No.1
Jelena Dokic – WTA Pro Player, Career Best World Ranking No. 4
Andrew Illie – ATP Pro Player, Career Best World Ranking No.38
Tati Perebiynis – WTA Pro Player, Current Best world Ranking No 55
Yulia Beygelzimer – WTA Pro Player, Career Best World Rank 117
Monique Adamczak WTA Pro Player, Career Best World Rank 148
Claudine Shaul – WTA Pro Player, Career Best World Ranking 41