Coaches

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Bart van Kerckhoven

Technical advisor
Experience: been a VTV-coach at a high competitive level for 35 years. Used to coach Kim Clijsters, Elke Clijsters and Kristof Vliegen
“Tennis was never work for me, it was fun! And the tougher the battle and the longer the match, the more fun I had”
“The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst”

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Chriscair Beckers

Sparringpartner
Ranking: B-15/1
Experience: Been a sparring partner for two years
“Work hard, play hard”

Kristien Boden

Instructor B
Ranking: B-15/2
Experience: Been a kids’ coach at the level of starting competition for eight years, also sparring
“Try hard not just to win tennis, but also to improve yourself”

Tim Bollen

Coach B
Ranking: B-15/1 (highest ranking)
Experience: Been a coach at competitive level for 10 years. The last two especially as tennis specific cardio training
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

Wouter Delwiche

Coach A
Ranking: B-15/1
Experience: Been a coach at competitive level for 15 years
“Train met 200% inzet, denk na, blijf positief, heb voldoende geduld”

Alexander Kneepkens

Sparring partner
Ranking: B-15/4
“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together”

Filip Luysmans

Coach A
Ranking: B0
Experience: Been a coach at competitive level (especially -12 years) for 10 years
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

Nicolas Maes

Instructor B
Ranking: B-2/6
Experience: Been a semiprofessional and recreational tennis player for 15 years
“Mens sana in corpore sano, gezonde geest in een gezond lichaam”

Geert Martens

Initiator
Ranking: B-15
Experience: Been a competitive and recreational tennis player for 16 years
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”

Bart Mengels

Coach B
Experience: Been a competitive and recreational tennis player for 15 years
“Maximale prestaties behalen door combinatie van techniek en motivatie”

Stef Plevoets

Initiator
Ranking: B-4/6
Experience: Been a recreational tennis player and competitive sparring partner
“Work hard, play hard”

Patrick Pommée

Initiator
Ranking: B-15/1
Experience: Been a recreational and competitive tennis player for 20 years
“Hard werken wordt beloond”

Nico Reymen

Coach A
Ranking: B-15 (highest ranking)
Experience: Been a competitive tennis player for 15 years
“Winnaars zijn niet de mensen die nooit falen, maar de mensen die nooit opgeven”

Véronique Sacchini

Initiator
Ranking: C+15
Experience: Been a kids’ and recreational coach for 10 years
“Spelplezier staat voorop”

Eva Stas

Initiator
Ranking: C-15/4
Experience: Been a kids’ and recreational coach for 5 years
“Stay positive, be strong and focus on your dreams”

Femke Stegen

Aspiring initiator
Ranking: C-15
Experience: Been a kids’ coach for 3 years
Tennis: tof en fun!

Christoph Thijs

Instructor B
Ranking: Ex A-player and vice-world champion +45 years
“What the mind believes, the body can achieve”

Heleen Van Noppen

Initiator
Ranking: B-2/6
Experience: Been a kids’ coach for 3 years
“You will never know your limits, unless you push yourself to them”

Yannick Vannotterdijck

Coach B
Ranking: B-15/1
Experience: Been a coach at high competitive level and the responsible for ages -12 years for 10 years
“Winnaars hebben een plan, verliezers een excuus”