New Tennis Friends 

During the course of a month, we are fortunate to get to know tennis lovers and professionals from all over the world. With this new article series, we want to introduce them to our readers. If you are so inclined, say hi to them. Also, some of them may be looking for job opportunities. If you know of one, get in touch with them.

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Hi, my name is Anja Vreg.

I am from Croatia.

Currently, I work in Tianjin, China.

I work on delivering the WTA Tournaments together with local teams in many different countries. The work starts up to 6 months prior and consists of everything you can possibly imagine that is required to put a Tournament up and running.

I love being active, and the job requires you to be on top of many different aspects.  I enjoy meeting new people and working in new countries. Every event is different. It is special.


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Hi, my name is Emmanuel Kanu 

I live in the Pretoria area of South Africa 

I teach tennis at the Rietondale Tennis Club in Pretoria 

I've been teaching tennis for 3 Years Now 

My tennis racquet is the Wilson Blade 2019

Coaching makes me happy 

My email


Hi, my name is Adrian Bora

I am from Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania

(Drobeta-Turnu Severin is a city in Mehedinți County, Oltenia, Romania, on the left bank of the Danube)

I have my own academy, ACS Tennis For Life.

I'm a coach for more than 10 years

I have a coach certification.

At my work, I like most to work with children.

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Hi, my name is Milos Arsovic

I am from Kraljevo in Serbia

(Kraljevo is a city and the administrative center of the Raška District in Central Serbia)

I own the Tennis Academy Arsovic

I've been teaching tennis for 8 years

I am GPTCA Level C certified

I love working with children, helping them to grow and improve. I also love sparring with Pro Players on the Tour.



Hi, my name is Eleni-Anna Fulop.

I am from Greece and Hungary.

Currently, I'm pursuing my Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology, in Cologne, Germany.

I'm a former coach at the John McEnroe and SPORTIME Tennis Academy in New York.

On and off I've been teaching tennis for about 3 years.

I am PTR and USTA Play Safe certified.

What I enjoy most is helping people who love their sport to reach their maximum level of performance!

I am also a former Tennis Scout, University Sports Program, Miami, FL, USA, and a former NCAA tennis player, American International College, Springfield, MA, USA.

I was Captain for AIC during the season of Fall'16/Spring'17 and was named Most Valuable Player. 


I can be reached at: Email

Hi, my name is  Dustin Taylor.

Born and raised in Portland, OR.

Currently residing in Charlottesville, VA.

While working at Har-Tru as a Business Development Manager on a full-time basis, I still have the privilege of working with current and aspiring ATP/WTA players at times throughout the year.


Growing up with parents who coached/taught in the alpine ski world, it was almost certain that I would follow in their footsteps; that said, I've been coaching for over 20 years now. This dates back to when I started as an 18-year-old college player, looking to give back to the juniors in my local communities of Portland, OR, where I grew up, and Tulsa, OK, where I attended The University of Tulsa.

Certified USPTA and PTR dating back to my USTA National coaching days (2010-2014).

With my personal mission to impact as many people in a positive way and to find and expose talent to the world, I love coaching tennis because it provides me the opportunity to do them both.


Hi, my name is Gibson Amenya.

I live in Nairobi, Kenya.

I am the founder of Khwisero Tennis Academy, a part of Khwisero Sports Academy, established in 2016 in Khwisero District, Kenya to identify, nurture and develop tennis in rural areas.

I will be glad to partner with you for exchange and development programmes.

My address is: Khwisero Sports Academy,P.o Box 42 Khwisero. Nairobi, Kakamega 42-00100 Khwisero, Kenya.

Tel 072-282-5417




Hi, my name is Thomas White and I've begun my teaching career after college in New York City in 1987. My first job after my Profession Tennis Registry certification with the largest National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) started by Arthur Ashe and Charlie Pascrell. I also had the unique opportunity to not only work at the Harlem Armory where Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe played but also at Charlie's site in Spanish Harlem. 

I was offered another opportunity to come to California and work with a newly formed NJTL Youth Tennis Advantage in 1999.  At present, I'm the Site Director for the Hunters Site and Master Pro with the BayClubs SFTennis.  

As the recipient of the NorCal 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Award winner, I will continue to help grow the game of tennis and make sure that everyone regardless of sex, race or economy standing has the chance to participate.



Hi, my name is Felipe Santos.

I'm from São Paulo, Brazil.

I work in Sertãozinho, São Paulo, Brazil.

I am teaching tennis at a tennis academy.

I've been teaching tennis for 23 years

I have more than 20 tennis teaching certifications from the Brazilian Tennis Confederation, the ITF, and others.

What are your certifications (if any)? MORE THAN 20 

I enjoy making people play and learn with tennis.


Hi, my name is Fons Verberne.

I'm from Helmond which is located in the Netherlands and have been in the United States since 2011.
I'm currently in my second year as the women's tennis assistant coach at the University of Delaware located in Newark, Delaware.
At the moment I am strictly working for the university due to my work visa not allowing outside work at academies or other places.
In terms of coaching I have about 5 years of experience now working my way up from part-time academy coach to volunteer assistant to now full time assistant coach. 
What I enjoy most about my job is the team atmosphere, developing a program while maximizing each and every player individually to enhance the team's success. Besides that just being on the court working with the players is what I enjoy most. 


I look forward to connecting with other tennis professionals to share my passion for tennis and to develop myself as a tennis coach. I would love for other tennis professionals or club owners to be able to contact me as well. 



Hi, my name is Serdar Akdağ.

I live in Turkey.  I'm currently working in Turkey.  The name of the club I work for is Melik Academy.  We train athletes here and work hard.

I have been working here for the last year.  I have been coaching for 12 years in total.

I have an ITF 3rd Degree coaching certificate and many courses and seminars I attended.

It is not difficult to motivate myself every day at the workplace because I love what I do.  I enjoy teaching people about tennis.  Watching their progress every day makes me very happy.  Seeing them win matches makes me very happy.

I love what I do, so time flows much faster for me every day.