At Amstelpark, we are proud of our passionate and professional tennis coaches. Our team of trainers are ready to share their years of experience and expertise with you.

Passionate and professional trainers

Meet our trainers

Melvyn op der Heijde

Head coach

At the age of six, I started playing tennis at H.T.C. Santana. I was not a natural in youth but after intensive tennis training and moving to Amstelpark at 21, my ranking rose to 231 in the world rankings and number four in the Dutch rankings. During that time, I won several Future tournaments and played qualifiers at three of the four Grand Slams. Having played at international level myself, I would like to share and my experiences.

Sjoerd Amsterdam

Head coach

At the age of eight, I started playing tennis at E.L.T. Volley. As I played in youth training at F.C. Eindhoven besides tennis, football was my preference. After high school, I completed CIOS with tennis as a specialisation. At Amstelpark Tennis, I enjoy being responsible for the Juniors and Adults in the recreational branch.

Leonne Heffels

Head coach, Youth supervisor

At Amstelpark, Leonne is responsible for the Tennis Kids programmes Red, Orange and Green. For the past 35 years, she has been active as a District Tennis Teacher (DTL) and Region Scout North West of the KNLTB, her last season there she was even the only national scout. Leonne was also jointly responsible for setting up the successful Tennis Kids programme, which took Dutch youth tennis to the next level.

Roy Linders

Head coach

In 1992, I started playing tennis at T.C. Lichtenberg (Weert, Limburg). I always trained a lot and played matches until 2002 when I went to the CIOS in Sittard and first encountered teaching tennis. After getting my CIOS degree and tennis coach licences, I started teaching tennis full-time. I have also taken several application courses such as Tenniskids and wheelchair tennis 1. I have been working as a trainer at Amstelpark since 2010.

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