Simon started playing Tennis at the age of 5 and after training & competing around the World ended up helping to coach some of the World's best players at the renowned IMG Nick Bollittieri Tennis Academy in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Simon was a hitting partner and part of the coaching team for the former ATP World No.1 player Marcelo Rios from Chile and he was also part of the coaching team that developed
former WTA World No.1 & Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova.
Simon was a key member of the IMG Bollittieri coaching staff
which at that time was overseen by Gabe Jaramillo.
He also helped coach and prepare a number of
ATP, WTA & ITF Junior World ranked players at the IMG Academy.
A few of Simon's playing achievements include becoming a
National Champion, Representing his country,
Great Britain North Regional Champion,
Yorkshire County Champion and winning tournaments
at ITF junior level
He now enjoys passing on the knowledge and experience he has gained as a player and a coach to help aspiring players of all ages abilities.
Simon continues to play the game to a high level and regularly practises with full time players.