Senior Professional Tennis Coach
Kia ora! I’m Walter, a 31-year-old tennis coach originally from France, now embarking on a new coaching adventure in New Zealand. My love affair with tennis began at the age of 9, and since then, the sport has been my steadfast companion, guiding my journey on and off the court. With over 9 years of coaching experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each session. In France, I pursued and earned various coaching qualifications, including the French degree of tennis training, DEJEPS.Additionally, I hold a Master’s degree in Sports Science with a focus on tennis, which has provided me with a deep understanding of the technical, tactical, and physiological nuances of the game. Beyond formal education, I’m committed to continuous growth and improvement. Each year, I invest time in furthering my knowledge and skills through diverse training programs. This includes specialized courses in nutrition to optimize performance, padel to expand my coaching repertoire, and neurotraining to delve into the fascinating interplay between the mind and body. Throughout my coaching career, I’ve had the privilege of working with a diverse range of players, from eager 3-year-olds taking their first steps on the court to competitive adolescents and even some of the finest U10 players in France. This breadth of experience has refined my coaching approach, emphasizing personalized training programs tailored to each player’s unique strengths and aspirations. Tennis, for me, is not just a sport; it’s a vehicle for personal growth and development. My coaching philosophy extends to fostering values of discipline, sportsmanship, and a love for the game. My decision to embark on this new chapter in New Zealand stems from a lifelong fascination with this beautiful country and a desire to immerse myself in a new culture and coaching ethos. I am eager to bring my expertise to the New Zealand tennis community and learn from the rich tapestry of experiences here. I look forward to being a part of your tennis journey and contributing to your growth on and off the court. Let’s hit the courts together and make some unforgettable memories!