Tennis Coaching Team
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THE PEOPLE PUTTING THE PLUS IN YOUR TENNIS
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!
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 click here to arrange a coaching session with Philippe who positively radiates his love of tennis!
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, Patience Davis
As a multi Junior Tennis Representative on the North Shore and an enthusiastic member of many of the clubs' Junior and Senior Interclub teams Patience brings great strength and a very “positive tennis character” to the club and coaching team. Having benefitted greatly from progressing through the TENNIS PLUS programme, Patience has a true commitment to providing others the same benefits. An extremely popular and welcome part of the coaching team for over two years Patience started as a sparring partner and community coach and then progressing through to Assistant Coach. At the same time she has been ball girl at the famous ASB & Heineken Open’s for a number of years, and has even interviewed Caroline Wozniacki click here to arrange your coaching session, Patience loves tennis!
Assistant Coach, Dan Cooney
A previous Top Level Junior who then focussed on his studies, we’re very happy to see Dan back to the game and to the Club. Bringing with him a solid background of both professional and playing ability Dan’s gentle approach is popular with those he’s coaching. His demonstrates a real care of those he works with and loves to see the results of all the hard work put in by the players, himself and the TENNIS PLUS Team. It shows, Dan loves tennis click here to arrange your coaching session with him!
Head Administrator, Rixt Brownlow
With her family and herself very involved in the Club for a number of years Rixt is extremely familiar with the Club’s members and players which, combined with her efficient organisational skills and cheerful personality, means that Rixt is a wonderful interface for those being coached, the Club and the coaches. On top of being a “do-er” and solution finder she also has an excellent forehand! Rixt brings real value to the TENNIS PLUS Team and we love it that Rixt loves tennis! Click here to find out more about the services we offer and to arrange coaching sessions with any of our Team.
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!
Visit the coaches’ website at https://www.facebook.com/TennisPlusNZ for more photos and videos or click here to find out more about the services we offer and to arrange coaching sessions with any of our Team. We love tennis!