About 15 years ago Helen Crook and Victoria Davies started a tennis coaching company together with three other colleagues. All five partners had met through their careers in playing professional tennis and although they all had very different experiences on the tour, they all shared one common belief: to develop the person as a player AND as an individual in a caring, supportive, fun, professional environment. WimX Tennis was born and a few years later Helen and Victoria founded WimX Learning.
WimX Learning was formed to ensure education remained paramount and easily accessible to aspiring tennis players. However, it soon become apparent that access to bespoke, flexible, affordable education was in need to more than just the tennis players. Helen and Victoria began making partnerships with further education establishments and that enabled more access by the wider community to their courses and qualifications. Today WimX Learning is an accredited Training Provider offering an array of qualifications nationwide.
Helen’s and Victoria’s passion about combining education with other aspirations (such as professional sport) stems from their own positive experiences of gaining degrees and playing high level competitive competition whilst on tennis scholarships in the USA. In fact they approached the University of East London to set up a program that could truly combine professional tennis with a masters degree as this is something they wished was in place when they went on the tour post graduation.
Since then providing inclusive opportunities for individuals and community groups to achieve more and gain access to courses that can lead to employment has become more of a focus.
Their successful collaborations with establishments such as New College Swindon, University of East London, Barnet & Southgate College, the LTA and others has allowed them to provide flexible learning for aspiring elite performers as well as affordable learning for the unemployed and anyone looking to finding pathways to work.
WimX Learning has much more to offer and wants to do more. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with us to change lives with effective and high quality learning experiences which will achieve common goals