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.
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.
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.
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.