Dries Beerden graduated as a Bachelor in physical education. In 2002, right after finishing his education, he became the coach of Elke Clijsters – at that time WTA-400 – during the period of a year.
In 2003 he started with his own tennis academy at Tennisdel Genk: Tennis Academy Tennisdel Genk. Starting with just a couple of kids and coaches, the academy gradually grew to become one of the best academies of the country. At this moment, some 250 kids are trained by twenty coaches. In recent years TC Tennisdel Genk and its well-established academy ensured great results at Flemish junior tournaments.
As a coach, Dries is specialized in educating players of high competitive level. Dries is working with ATP and WTA players, as well as talented children between 10 and 18 years who are top in Belgium.
Dries also tutors coaches. During the past years he gathered a very strong and motivated team of trainers. Next to his work as a coach, Dries is also a speaker on coaching conferences and he conducts external coaching for, amongst others, Tennis Vlaanderen.
His motto: ffort and attitude makes the difference..