Ainsley Kershaw, Senior Physiotherapist
Ainsley gained a BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy at Northumbria University in 2008 and continued to study Sports Injury and Exercise Rehabilitation at St Mary's College London for a further two years gaining, with merit, a masters degree (MSc). He joined the My Sports team in late 2011 initially learning and shadowing for many hours under the mentoring of Damon Voss, and has since become a respected senior member of the My Sports physiotherapy team. Ainsley has a keen interest in Spinal injuries and all sports injuries including Tendon disorders in which he wrote his thesis on.
From 2010-2013 Ainsley enjoyed the role of physiotherapist for the Northumbria womens football 1st team travelling to home and away matches. He is currently working as a tournament physiotherapist for the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) covering elite international tennis events across the country treating many high profile tennis players including British Davis cup player Dan Evans, Marcus Willis, current top 100 WTA player Pauline Parmentier (FRA) and former Wimbledon semi finalist and world number 18 Alexandra Stevenson.
Participating in sport has always been Ainsley's main interest especially football, cricket, athletics and tennis. He played for Sunderland boys football team, represented the county in athletics and, as a junior tennis player, represented Great Britain at home and abroad successfully winning a number of international tennis tournaments. A potential career as a professional tennis player ended due to chronic knee injury however he still plays regularly and is a highly respected level four performance tennis coach.