The greatest athletes are those who can face the chaos presented to them within their sport and come up with a solution, time and time again.
We understand what it takes to achieve at the highest levels of sport. With a broad range of experience throughout different sports and a long list of professional athletes that we've assisted along their journey, we're confident we can help all our athletes and clients find the appropriate solutions to the performance challenges they face.
In a sports world shifting towards data, analytics and trying to predict the future, we're travelling a different path. We understand sport is too unpredictable and complex for the outcome to ever become predictable. So we believe in elite preparation and developing athletes who are prepared, as best as they can be, to face whatever unique challenges it is that they need to face within their sport.
It is our belief that the best athletes in any sport are those that are able to best overcome the chaos presented to them within the competitive environments of their sport. Key examples that come to mind are the All Blacks in broken play within rugby, or Lionel Messi in broken play within football. The skill that masters ultimately display is creative output.
James Haskell (Rugby):
When I returned to Wasps I worked with Ian for 3 seasons and we made a few changes to how I trained to account for the continuous seasons I had been playing and areas I wanted to develop on the field. Working hard has never been an issue for me we just worked smarter, focusing on mobility and ensuring what we did in preparation was the best bang for your buck to influence performance.
Billy Vunipola (Rugby):
As a coach firstly I think Tappers' knowledge is second to none, though this phrase gets thrown around too often I truly believe he is! He has a kind heart and will always think of his players/clients before any session commences. He is very easy to get on with and we would often discuss things unrelated to training and playing rugby which helped me develop as a person. The work we did help to set the foundations for me to be able to kick on from a schoolboy to an international player. Training never felt like a chore and he would take time outside of club training to give me as much support and help as possible!
Mark Findlay (Sprinting):
I competed at a high level in the sport of Track & Field representing Great Britain at every age group u20 u23 and Senior level winning European medals along the way.
I retired from the sport in 2012 after failing in my bid to make London 2012 Olympic squad. in 2016 I decide to compete again as a Masters athlete with the European Master's Indoor Championships as my main objective. I was working alongside Tom helping Sprinters as a Lead Coach and Tom being Head Strength coach. I was so impressed with his knowledge and the amazing job he was doing with the athletes that I approached him about helping me with a strength and conditioning programme in my bid to win Gold at the European Masters Championships in Ancona, Italy.
Toms attention to detail was unreal and within only 6-8 weeks I was noticing a massive improvement in my strength levels and my explosive power. A massive indication was my standing long jump, through his program i jumped the furthest I have jumped in over 10 years even at my prime when was running personal bests and world class times over 60m 100m and 200m.
Within 4 months of training with Tom I went to the European Master's Championships and won Gold in the 60m in a world leading time. I only wish he was around in my heyday lol.
Tom is amazing at what he does and anyone who is lucky enough to work with him will no doubt see results, that's a fact. One of the best in the business in my opinion.
Tom Varndell (Rugby):
I worked with Tom for a couple of seasons at London Wasps premiership rugby team. He is a fantastic coach as well as a high class sportsman himself, he has helped me improve all aspects of my fitness with his innovative, fresh approach to training. I found working with him was both fun and educational as he taught me many ways I could improve my own individual training plans. Tom is a brilliant bloke to work with and he knows so much about the sport an fitness industry.
Sam Jones (Rugby):
Tappers' detailed and comprehensive approach to strength and conditioning has had a huge impact on my career, particularly during the transition from school boy rugby to the professional game. Over the years he's helped me improve my speed, size and strength whilst always maintaining a focus on injury prevention. His knowledge and delivery of sessions is second to none.