As part of our regular ‘Coach In The Spotlight’ feature, we are holding a series of short interviews with GPTCA members sharing their coaching success story. We have this week put Mehdi Daouki, our A level coach, in the hot seat and asked him some quick fire questions.
1. What is your current work in progress?
The D Academy will open in September, I will be the founder and head coach.
2. How did you begin coaching pro players? How long have you been coaching?
I started coaching when I was 19 years old to make some money and pay my coach… In 2001 I went to the WTA tournaments as a sparring partner with one Moroccan player. I liked the job immediately, coaching, preparing matches, doing fitness, talking strategy and working on relationship… I decided to be a full-time pro coach and I put all my energy into that project. I passed my French State diploma, the PTR and after that I worked with a pro player in France. I had an opportunity to join the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy team in 2006.
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