Tennis Coaches



Francis

Tennis Coach

 

Nationality: Filipino

 

Coaching Experience: 6 Years

 

Location: Dubai

 

Languages: English & Tagalog

 

Email: info@advantagesportsuae.com

 

 

 

Profile:

Francis started playing tennis from the age of 8 years old; he grew to love the game and followed a path into the Futures, Junior Davis Cup and the ITF circuit. Throughout his playing years like most professionals his journey took he over 3 continents where he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience on the court. After competing Francis made a choice to continue working in the Tennis and give something back to the game and became a Tennis coach.

 

Coaching Style:

Francis experience over the past 6 years has mostly been with performance players and his coaching has always been results driven. However, having recently moved to the UAE Francis has decided to step away from the pressure of the competitive Tennis and join our new junior program. Francis looks forward to working with all ages and abilities.

 

Certifications:

His qualifications include:

        ·      LTAM – Play & Stay

        ·      USPTA Professional

        ·      ITF Level 1

        ·      First Aid Certificate

 

Specialties:

Francis focuses primarily on technique; this allows him to lay solid foundations for each of his student’s individual needs. Francis knows what it takes to become a competitive player, however he always strives to make all his sessions fun and informative.



Keith

 

Tennis Coach

 

Nationality: Zimbabwean

 

Coaching Experience: 12 Years

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Languages: English, Shona, Afrikaans, Xhosa & Swahili

 

Email: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile: 

Keith is an energetic, enthusiastic, passionate coach who has played tennis since 1995, having also played Junior National Tennis for 4 years. Keith has been coaching Tennis since 2000 from the age of 3 years to advance adults. His teaching style not only suits the casual social aspect of the game but also the more advanced competitive player improvement and performance.  Keith has managed 2 Tennis Academies over his impressive 12-year career and works with a variety of schools, clubs and individuals.

 

Coaching Style: 

Keith’s passion in coaching is in his love for the sport and his desire to share this with his students. He aims to make every session fun, energetic and challenging, and is keen to coach anyone who wants to improve their tennis and all round fitness. He tailors his lessons to the individual and motivates them with his enthusiasm for the game, which makes for a great overall experience.

 

Certifications:

When looking for a professional Tennis Coach in Abu Dhabi you will want to know how qualified your Coach is. Keith has a wealth of experience including qualifications in: 

·      Boston City Campus & Business College, 2006(Sports Science) Diploma

·      SATA (ITF) Play and Stay 

·      SATA Leval 1 (ITF) Advance

·      First Aid Level 1Nutrition Vocational Training Course

·      Sports Management Sports Psychology, 

·      Sociology of Sports Coaching and Training Sports Medicine and Injuries 

·      Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

·      First Aid Certificate

 

Specialties:

Keith's lessons are about “Fun Learning” which is all about having fun and learning at the same time to keen children and adults alike keen and interested. Technical and tactical aspects of the game and player improvement are an ongoing focus whilst not forgetting footwork is also an important part of the game. Therefore a guaranteed workout makes a perfect game style for all lessons. Installing structure, discipline and good sportsmanship on and off court are all key to the sport and overall life skills. Keith has been working with players from the age of 3 years through to adults of all levels from complete beginners, to advanced players and as well as performance players.

 



Marlon

Tennis Coach

 

Nationality: Filipino

 

Coaching Experience: 5 Years

 

Location: Dubai

 

Languages: English & Tagalog

 

Email: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile:

Marlon started playing tennis from a young age of 9 years old; he fell in love the game and continued to play for next 23 years. Throughout his years of play he competed in various national tournaments in an around the Philippines. After his time of competing he chose to take a break. Marlon entered the world of business, but this was not his calling. Two years later he was back on court and continued to follow his true passion and give something back to the game and become a full time Tennis coach.

 

Coaching Style:

Marlon’s experience over the past 5 years has mostly been with junior development players; he is not only driven by results but his emphasis is about developing solid foundations to every players game. Marlon looks forward to working with all ages and abilities and although his sessions are structured the main element is fun learning.

 

Certifications:

His qualifications include:

        ·      PTR  - Adult development (in 2016)

        ·      PTR  - Junior development 10 & Under (in 2016)

        ·      First Aid Certificate

 

Specialties:

Marlon focuses primarily on solid foundations, on whole setting up his pupils to move up to the next level.  Marlon knows what it takes to become a competitive player, but with a quiet & relaxed mannerism conveys the important information in fun and friendly way.



Marco

Tennis Coach/ Head Coach

 

Nationality: Italian

 

Coaching Experience: 13 Years

 

Locations: Dubai

 

Languages: English & Italian

 

Email: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile:

Marco Pozzoni is one of several Tennis Coaches for Advantage Sports UAE based in Dubai. Marco has 13 years of international playing and coaching experience. His career began in Italy, then progressed to Australia and finally now in the UAE. He has played single and team national and international tournaments since the age of 11. Throughout this time Marco has also has been a hitting partner for different Italian, Australian, American ITF and ATP players.

 

Coaching Style:

Marco’s lessons are a true workout: technically, tactically and physically. He will help you to learn and understand the game and be part of it so you can enjoy it at 100%. Marco’s teaching strength is with adult intermediate, improver and advance group and private classes. But is in demand by our younger players as well. A diverse and fun coach to play with and for, Marco is truly passionate about the game in all aspects.

 

Certifications:

When looking for a Tennis Coach in Dubai you need to know the coach is qualified and is able to provide you with the know-how and experience required to ensure you get the best from each session. Marco has FIT (Italian Federation Tennis) level2, Australian Junior Coach, First Aid (Australia), Cardio Tennis (Australia) and holds a valid UAE Good Conduct Certificate.

 

Specialties:

With the combination of hitting and an overall body workout, Marco's lessons are fun and fast and with his knowledge and experience you will learn and reach your goals in no time.

 



Matt

Owner & Founder

 

Nationality: British

 

Coaching Experience: 21 Years

 

Locations: Abu Dhabi & Dubai

 

Languages: English

 

Contact: 050 466 1670

 

Email: info@advantagesportsuae.com

Profile:

Matt is the CEO/ Founder at Advantage Sports UAE. Having over 21 years of experience in the Tennis industry this allows Matt to tailor his sessions and create bespoke fitness plans for all his clients to help them reach their final goals and objectives.

 

Coaching Style:

Matt provides a fun and friendly coaching & personalised training style with results being the main objective of his sessions. Like all coaches the style used can be changed based on the clients preferences. Some clients prefer a firm approach with emphasis on training motivation while others are suited to a training style which includes more encouragement and goal settings.

 

Certificates:

With more than 20 years of coaching tennis & training experience Matt is a seasoned professional in the sports & fitness industry. His qualifications include:

  • Tennis: LTA (Level 4), PTR (Professional), PTR (Academy Pro).
  • Fitness: Ankorr (Level 1), TRX STC, TRX GSTC, Trigger Point Therapy.
  • First Aid Certificate, UAE Good Conduct Certificate.

Specialties:

Matt is an all round coaching & fitness expert with emphasis placed on Tennis, strength & conditioning. Using a combination of Tennis or other methods Matt can create personalised coaching or workout plans to suit all abilities at all fitness levels.

 



Tiago

Tennis Coach

 

Nationality: Portuguese

 

Coaching Experience: 5 Years

 

Location: Abu Dhabi

 

Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish 

 

Email: info@advantagesportsuae.com

 

Profile: 

Tiago is one of the Tennis Coaches of Advantage Sports based in Abu Dhabi. He has 5 years of tennis training experience, between teaching in Portugal and Brazil.  He started playing in Portugal and completed extend training in Brazil in Gustavo Kuerten's Tennis Institute and also in Santa Catarina University of Brazil, where he studied Tennis Performance and Teaching.  Tiago is also a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Pilates Coach.

 

Coaching Style: 

Tiago likes to plan and put into practice training sessions adjusted to his clients goals, intervening in a relaxed but professional way. The client and  their health are always in first place and the focus on improving their quality of life is a constant theme in all sessions and packages.

 

Certifications:

When looking for a professional Tennis Coach in Abu Dhabi you will want to know how qualified your Coach is. Tiago has a wealth of experience including qualifications in: 

  • Degree in Sports Science
  • Master Degree in Physical Education Teaching
  • Post-Graduation in Rehabilitation Medicine in Exercise and Sports.
  • Level 1 Tennis Coach, FPT
  • Certified Personal Trainer (Level 3 – REPS UAE)
  • Functional-High Intensity Interval Training Certification (TRX, BOSU, LEBBERT; KETTLEBELL)
  • Functional and Postural Evaluation Certification
  • Suspension Trainer Certification
  • VIPR International Certification
  • EXS Performance (Biomechanics, Articular Physiology and Muscle Physiology)
  • Mobility & TriggerPoints Certification
  • Pilates Matwork Certification  
  • Clinical Exercise Course
  • Nutrition Vocational Training Course
  • First Aid Certificate

Specialties:

Tiago focuses primarily on technique; this allows him to lay solid foundations for each of his student’s individual needs. Tiago knows what it takes to become a competitive player, but with a quiet & relaxed mannerism conveys the important information in fun and friendly way.