Nicola Guzowska

Who is Nicola?

Nicola started her Tennis journey when she was a child. Since hitting the first ball, she strived for competition. After many years of playing Tennis, she understood how important visualization, affirmation, and discipline is. Tennis is her life teacher and motivator. A road to her success lead through hard work and numerous failures. Each failure she treats as crucial and lucrative lesson.

'It’s no accident, I think, that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature. Even the structure of tennis, the way the pieces fit inside one another like Russian nesting dolls, mimics the structure of our days. Points become games become sets become tournaments, and it’s all so tightly connected that any point can become the turning point. It reminds me of the way seconds become minutes become hours, and any hour can be our finest. Or darkest. It’s our choice.' - Andre Agassi

In  September 2015 she was curious how Computers worked and started her journey with Computer Science major in Poland. She learned how to write games in C++ and Java. She understood computer mechanisms. There was no chemistry between her and programming. 

In August 2016 she has decided to take 100% responsibility for her life and move out to London, where she could make her dreams come true!

She has studied Sports Business & Coaching at the University College of Football Business at the Wembley Stadium, where she broadened her knowledge in Sports Business entrepreneurship and Coaching Psychology. At the same time, she was playing competitive singles in the British League, and she was working as a Tennis Coach.

In May 2017, after she has accomplished her Level 3 British Tennis Coaching Qualifications, she decided to work independently and started to work as successful self-employed Tennis Coach across London at the age of 20. She began her cooperation with one of the biggest Tennis Clubs in London - Hyde Park, Regents Park and Chiswick House Gardens.

Besides everything she has achieved, it has been the loneliest, and at the same time tremendously developing experience she has ever accomplished. Like Tennis. 

Of all the things that exist in the world - tennis is so lonely. There’s nowhere to hide when things go wrong.

'Tennis is the sport in which you talk to yourself. No athletes talk to themselves like tennis players. Pitchers, golfers, goalkeepers, they mutter to themselves, of course, but tennis players talk to themselves—and answer. In the heat of a match, tennis players look like lunatics in a public square, ranting and swearing and conducting Lincoln-Douglas debates with their alter egos. Why? Because tennis is so damned lonely. Only boxers can understand the loneliness of tennis players—and yet boxers have their corner men and managers. Even a boxer’s opponent provides a kind of companionship, someone he can grapple with and grunt at. In tennis you stand face-to-face with the enemy, trade blows with him, but never touch him or talk to him, or anyone else. The rules forbid a tennis player from even talking to his coach while on the court' - Andre Agassi 

In August 2017 she has been offered an Athletic Scholarship in the United States. Currently, she is representing Chestnut Hill College in competitive Tennis in Philadelphia.



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