Coaches

A team of elite coaches

HEAD COACH

PETER WESSELS

‣ Head coach of the Mouratoglou Tennis Center Jumeirah.

‣ Career high ranking of no. 72 on the ATP Tour.

‣ Has wins against top 10 players including Marat Safin & Patrick Rafter.

‣ Tied 1-1 in head to head with Roger Federer.

‣ Junior Semi-Finalist in Wimbledon and US open.

‣ Under 18 European Champion. Reached a ranking high of No. 2 on the ITF Junior ranking.

‣ Responsible for coaching the top tennis players for the National Dutch Tennis Federation.

‣ Speaks Dutch, English, and German.

‣ Other Passions: Cooking, reading and spending time with his newborn baby.

COACHES

NUNO CAFÉ

Coach

‣ Portugese Under 18 Regional Champion.

‣ Lisbon’s Captain for Under 14 & 18 Players.

‣ Coach for Under 12 Portuguese National Team.

‣ Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French.

‣ Other Passions: Traveling & Playing Padel.

BRAM DHAEN

Coach

‣ Belgian Tennis Coach.

‣ Sparring partner for numerous ATP and WTA ranked players.

‣ First national league player in Belgium.

‣ Certified Sports physiotherapist and strength & conditioning coach.

‣ Speaks English, Dutch, Afrikaans and mid-level French.

‣ Other passions: Open to new cultures, traveling and living an active lifestyle.

HENDRI MEYER

Coach

‣ Former top 5 junior player singles & doubles in South Africa

‣ Competed & beat ATP players like Kevin Anderson, Fritz Wolmarans, Izak van der Merwe

‣ Hitting partner & advisory to former & current ATP players Jeff Coetzee and Raven Claasen

‣ Former Managing Director of FORZA Tennis in South Africa

JULIA JANKOVIC

Coach

‣ Graduate of Sport & Physical Education

‣  from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

‣  Kids Tennis coach in Belgrade.

‣  Speaks English & Serbian.

‣  Other Passions: Photography & Swimming.

GIOVANI SAMAHA

Coach

‣ Coach of Anastasia Pavlychenkova ( WTA #13)

‣ Lebanon’s National Champion.

‣ Ranked in the top 800 on the ATP Tour in singles and Top 500 in doubles.

‣ NCAA Division 1 player.

‣ Speaks Arabic, English, French, & Spanish.

‣ NCAA Division 1 player.

‣ Other Passions: Skiing & Traveling & going out with friends.

WAHIB MAKNIEH

Coach

‣ Lebanese Tennis Coach.

‣ MBA in Sports Management.

‣ Coach of the under 14 national FedCup team.

‣ Former Lebanon Champion & Davis Cup Player.

‣ Speaks English, French, Arabic & some Spanish.

‣ Other passions: History, Traveling and Boxing.

ROUMEILA ZHIR

Coach

‣ Tunisian National Coach.

‣ Elected best Tunisian trainer in 2018

‣ Tunisian national champion as a player.

‣ 5th place in U14 World Championship.

‣ Speaks Arabic, French and English.

‣ Other passions: Traveling, charity work, organization of events.

MANUEL VILLADA

Coach

‣ Former top 20 national ranking.

‣ ATP/WTA tour coach of several top 150 & 200 players.

‣ 6 years in China coaching WTA, Davis Cup and ITF level players.

‣ GPTCA Level B coach (ATP certified).

‣ Hitting partner at the Shanghai Rolex Masters 2015 & 2016.

‣ Languages: Spanish, English, French, & Mandarin.

‣ Other passions: Sports, Traveling, & Fashion.

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