Tennis Coaching Team

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Your TENNIS PLUS team are dedicated to PUTTING THE PLUS YOUR TENNIS.  Combining talent, professionalism, qualifications and experience they work together to exceed your expectations and provide you maximum value, benefit and enjoyment

Manager, Gilles de Gouy

Gilles de Gouy calibre speaks for itself.  An exceptionally well trained Tennis Professional who has worked on the WTA, ATP & ITF tours and managed a previous World Number 1 player, he has also been a Consul to a Governmental Sports Ministry for a number of years; coached a National Tennis Team for more than 10 years, been a National Technical Director, a Davis Cup player and Captain, Fed Cup Captain, and is still an active player on both the National and International Circuit.  He has top level Coaching Qualifications, an International Marketing Degree (Masters), and has also been elected Tennis Northern Coach of the Year.  Whether playing his own game or entrusting his knowledge to the TENNIS PLUS team it’s obvious that Gilles loves tennis, click here to arrange a coaching session with one of the Team!

Head Coach, Lucien Lemay

Since first stepping on the court at age 7 his passion for the game has taken him to tournaments around NZ and the world and as a club we are extremely lucky to enjoy Lucien’s care and calibre of coaching.  Having trained under Gilles de Gouy for many years Lucien has extensive knowledge and experience in delivering the TENNIS PLUS programme and other loved coaching formats.  Playing at the top level of tennis in NZ and a big fan of working within the community, Lucien and his team provide an outstanding service to the local area and our people. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned Interclub veteran needing adjustment to your game, make sure you give Lucien a call or click here to arrange a coaching session, Lucien loves tennis!

Senior Coach, Cathy Coleman

A local with many years of providing tennis service to the Devonport and Belmont Community areas, Cathy brings a wealth of experience with her and a real enthusiasm for the game.  With her own family ardent tennis fans Cathy has a real appreciation of the physical and social benefits of this fantastic game and she loves growing the capabilities of each person she coaches.  Cathy is a real asset to our team and club and it’s very obvious click here to arrange a coaching session, Cathy does love tennis!

Senior Coach, Philippe Douchet

First stepping on the court at the age of three Philippe has a total passion for tennis spanning everything from dedicated team player in France, Belgium and New Zealand through to qualified Tennis Coach, Racket Stringer and Tournament Referee. With extensive experience running Holiday Programmes, Adult and Children’s Tournaments as well as managing his own Tennis Club for many years in France Philippe also has local experience as an ITF Tour Coach in New Zealand. Totally passionate about developing players and working within Communities Philippe radiates his love of tennis so click here to arrange your coaching session!

Assistant Coach, Jake Thompson

A very involved member of the club since he was a Mini more than 14 years ago, Jake has always been an eager disciple of the TENNIS PLUS programme, first as an enthusiastic participant and learner then progressing through to Assistant Coach. An active member in all facets of Club life Jake has played in many Adult and Junior Interclub teams and he has also been very active in delivering the excellent Community and School programmes.  Often found online researching all things tennis Jake totally loves tennis click here to arrange your coaching session!

Assistant Coach, Grace Spooner

Grace started tennis in 2016 at Ngataringa with the TENNIS PLUS Team and immediately fell in love with the sport.  Quickly progressing to playing Interclub for the Club, Grace again proved herself by being invited to come on board as an Assistant Coach at the beginning of 2020.  To quote Grace “tennis is a wonderful sport because it is a fun way to get exercise and it’s good for developing co-ordination skills.”   Grace so loves tennis and is extremely motivated to pass on her enthusiasm for this great game so click here to arrange your coaching session!

Assistant Coach, Philip Coleman

Joining his mother and our very popular Coach Cathy on court since he was a wee tyke, tennis is in Philip’s blood. Loving tennis for both its social and competitive aspects Philip has played for more than 11 years and has been a keen interclub player for more than five years. Joining the Tennis Plus Team in 2019 Philip is inspired to share “the life skills that playing tennis has taught me” so click here to arrange your coaching session with this tennis loving Coleman!

Assistant Administrator, Trudie von Huben

With her first wooden(!) tennis racket in hand at the tender age of four, Trudie has always been an ardent fan of this great game.  Actively involved in every aspect of Club life ever since then Trudie has been Club Captain, Junior and Senior Interclub Manager, Assistant Coach, and Administration Assistant for many years.  Primarily focussed now on being a back up to the TENNIS PLUS Team and with her ongoing involvement in competitive play there’s no doubt that Trudie absolutely loves tennis! Click here to find out more about the services we offer and to arrange coaching sessions with any of our Team.

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