After ending his competitive tennis career in 2007, having represented his home country of Sierra Leone that year, (in the 9th All African Games in Algiers, in Algeria) Sam decided to take up tennis coaching. He was keen to pass on his experience to others who aspired to learn the game of tennis, in particular to the younger generations.
Since 2006, Sam achieved a professional coaching qualification with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and became a member. Then, in 2009, Sam gained his full licence and Level 3 Coaching Certificate with the British Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). For many years, before his tennis coaching career took him to Spain, Sam enjoyed his coaching in the North West of England as Head Coach at Rainford Tennis Club and as Assistance Head Coach at Sphynx Tennis Club, in Southport.
In 2013, Sam moved to Spain where he worked at the Global Tennis Team Academy in Mallorca for eight months and then at Tennis Academy Mallorca for one and a half years. During his time in Spain, he worked with many players from across the planet, gaining more valuable experience, including working with Jofre Porta who is regarded as one of Spain’s most genius teachers of tennis.
Sam began touring as a coach with former British junior player, Alex Sendegeya, from 2009, touring with him in Finland and Denmark on the Tennis Europe (TE) and International Tennis Federation (ITF) Juniors. From then on, Sam has worked and travelled with many players throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States.