Tennis SA (TSA) on Thursday appointed Grand Slam profitable trainer, Jeff Coetzee, because the federation’s first-ever director of tennis.

The 42-year-old Coetzee, who initially hails from Okiep within the Northern Cape, will mix his present ATP Excursion Training tasks with the brand new place and is occupied with the chance to supervise TSA’s prime efficiency participant pathway.

“I’m overjoyed to have approved this position. This is a nice platform for me to provide again to tennis in South Africa and to be a part of the expansion of the game in our nation,” stated Coetzee.

“There was numerous development inside of TSA up to now few years, however there’s nonetheless a lot paintings to be accomplished, particularly to create long run home-grown Grand Slam avid gamers.

“A key focal point space for this position is verbal exchange and my fast precedence is to construct more potent relationships with our avid gamers, oldsters and coaches. As a tennis country we have now large herbal athletic skill, however wish to benchmark ourselves in opposition to the most productive on the planet after which ship on the ones benchmarks.”

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Former South African doubles superstar and present ATP traveling trainer, Jeff Coetzee. Image equipped.

Tennis SA flip to Grand Slam profitable trainer

2019 was once a golden yr for Coetzee who guided the Colombian duo, Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah, to the number 1 spot within the ATP doubles ratings, within the procedure claiming two Grand Slam titles.

Richard Glover, CEO of TSA, believes the appointment is an important commentary of intent by way of the Federation.

“We needed to protected a Director of Tennis who has a confirmed track-record of good fortune on the best possible stage and it’s not on a daily basis you’ll enroll a present Wimbledon and US Open profitable trainer,” stated Glover.

Jeff is a brilliant skilled, a suave strategist and an improbable communicator. We consider he’ll play an influential position in shifting native tennis ahead, each off and on the courtroom,” stated Glover.

“Whilst some may well be keen on Jeff combining his present day process with this new place, we in reality see this is a sure and cutting edge transfer, as it’s going to permit him to community on the best possible stage of the sport and lend a hand to construct world collaborations, that can in the long run get advantages our avid gamers and their coaches.”

– African Information Company (ANA), Modifying by way of Michael Sherman

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