Westside set for hard yakka
By BRAD GREENSHIELDS
A RETURN to Coffs Harbour by Hayley Wilson with an exercise degree in her hand has created a bonus for everyone at the Westside Tennis Club.
Wilson has taken on a role at the club where she will be doing some coaching on top of her role of developing the fitness of some of the members and creating a more specific fitness program for the junior squads where she can continue her passion for personal fitness.
"All through school I was always playing sport, so I've always had a passion to get into it," the 21-year-old said.
"Doing the exercise science degree obviously that kept it stimulated and then I went down and completed the degree at Manly Sea Eagles working in their rehab.
"Eventually I'd like to go that way ultimately, working with elite athletes but I'm happy to start back home in Coffs Harbour."
As a personal trainer, Wilson says she's not the type to scream at people to get results but she does know that hard work is required to get results.
"You've got to make people realise their potential," she said.
"Sometimes it's a bit more than they want to do but once they realise it and get the benefits, it's awesome."
As head coach at Westside, Allan Pade was quick to point out that Wilson represented Lismore's Southern Cross University in tennis at the University Games where the team came fifth to highlight that when it comes to the game, the new acquisition is no slouch.
"There's a couple of things that Hayley will bring to the club with her tennis background and now being a personal trainer," he said.
"Hopefully that will entice more people to get fit plus take up tennis as the two of them feed off each other."