With the ITF Senior Tennis Tournament held at Thanyapura last month, players from all over the world competed against and made friends with their like-minded players.
The winner of the tournament was not a stranger to Thanyapura. Our very own Coach Timo won 6-0, 6-0, not losing a single game in the whole tournament!
The one-week Mini Tennis and Art camp was a great success, with kids having a blast working on their tennis skills and participating in a variety of fun arts and crafts projects. There will definitely be more fun and productive camps like this during the next school break.
Don’t let your kids miss out on the SUPERKIDZ Tennis Series Championship on November 14. The final event in our year-long series, singles and doubles events await your children aged 9 to 15 years old. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 7. Entry fee is 600 THB for singles and doubles.
We have some of Asia’s best tennis coaches on staff. Get to know them here:
Timo – Director & Head Coach of Spin & Slice
Timo is the Owner, Director and Head Coach of Spin & Slice. He has more than 20 years of experience coaching kids and adults around Asia and Europe. The former ITF, Satellite and Future tournament player used to be the number 6 ranked tennis player in Thailand, Timo holds a German coaching certificate and was a traveling coach on several Junior ITF tournaments and FUTURE events. He has the ability to coach all levels, from beginner to advance. He supervises all programs conducted at Spin & Slice, both at Thanyapura and at his own Tennis Academy in Bangkok.
Wee – Head Coach
Wee has been long well-recognised in Thailand’s tennis community. A former professional single and doubles player, Wee used to be part of the Thai national team from 2004-2012. During that time he was ranked second in Thailand. As an ATP player he was ranked 305 in doubles and 620 in singles. Wee has been a member of the Spin & Slice team for two years and has coached in several tournaments, including the Junior ITF and ATP Future tournaments. The former Thai Davis Cup player is highly skilled as an advanced academy and recreational coach.
Touch – Enhancement Coach
Touch is a fully trained coach and has been coaching the international visitors to Phuket for the past 10+ years. Touch has been teaching the upscale visitors and members of Thanyapura since 2011, where he is famous for his high level of enthusiasm and joy for the game.
Ball was a highly ranked junior player in Thailand and is certified with a degree from Thailand Sports University. Ball is a part of the original Thanyapura Team and has helped to grow the program immensely over the years.
Ploy – Enhancement Coach
Ploy has been a member of the Spin & Slice Coaching Team for two years. She is an experienced and qualified tennis coach, who was ranked 20th in the ITF World Junior Ranking. The former top 300 WTA Player and FED CUP Team member of Thailand can teach all tennis levels.
Ruth – Enhancement Coach
Ruth has coached tennis for several years and has worked as part of the Spin & Slice Team for the past two years. His invaluable coaching experience and qualifications include a Certificate from the Global Professional Tennis Coach Association. As a travelling coach on WTA Circuit for more than 2 years, Ruth gained a lot of experiences training at a highly advanced level. The former Thai top 10 player is skilled to coach advanced
academy and recreational Tennis.
Boat – Enhancement Coach
Boat has been part of Spin & Slice right from the beginning. He can coach all levels and age groups. As the Mini Head Coach of Spin & Slice Bangkok, Boat is highly skilled in coaching very young students from 3 years of age. The former top Thai junior player is very popular among out visiting students and mini tennis players.
Oat – Enhancement Coach
Oat is a very experienced tennis coach who has been with Spin & Slice for five years. He specializes in coaching recreational tennis and adult clinics. Oat was a former top 15 men’s player in Thailand. Oat can train all levels and age groups. He is usually requested for repeated lessons from our visiting students. Together with Boat, Coach Oat will be responsible for the Mini Academy at Thanyapura.
Ice – Enhancement Coach
Ice has been a member of the Spin & Slice team for more than three years. He coaches all levels from the Advanced Academy, recreational tennis and Mini Academy. Further, Ice is the Head Fitness Coach for the Spin & Slice Advanced Academy. At Thanyapura he will coach tennis specific movements and strength workout sessions. He holds several qualifications, including a Sports Science Degree from Chulalongkorn University.