The Team

Director of Tennis - Arnie Benidor

Arnie Benidor is from France and has been in the tennis industry for 30 years. He started

playing the game at 7 years old and later at 14 years of age went off to train at the

world famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy where he spent 6 years. Arnie

worked his way up through the ITF junior circuit where he played a couple times in

the Orange Bowl Tournament. He achieved a World junior ranking in top 300 in

singles and top 130 in doubles. Arnie also worked his way onto the ATP Tour

achieving a professional doubles ranking.

Training and travelling, Arnie spent some of his days practising with professional

players such as:

Xavier Malisse, Tommy Haas, Marcelo Rios, Mardy Fish, Mark

Philippousis, Max Mirnyi, Justin Henin, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles,

Mary Pierce, Serena & Venus Williams, Jelena Jankovic, and amongst

others.

Following the short time playing on the Tour, he found his passion in coaching.

Having coached beginners all the way through to a professional WTA player, with

over 17 years of coaching experience, Arnie now shares his knowledge and nurtures

all the players he works with. Arnie has been at Four Oaks Tennis Club since 2006

Arnie recently won the "Warwickshire LTA Performance Coach of the Year 2017"

Other achievements:

Head Tennis Pro at the Ritz Carlton Hotel & Spa in Bahrain

NESTA Personal Trainer

Nominated Warwickshire LTA “Coach of the Year 2015"

Winner! Warwickshire LTA "Performance Coach of the Year 2017"

Represented Men’s Warwickshire County

 

Dan Cottier

Dan joined the Four Oaks coaching Team in 2012 and coaches all ages and

abilities.

Dan went to Repton School where he played for their 1st team and lead onto

winning the Thomas Bowl & Youll Cup Tournament.

During his playing years he trained at the Nick Bollettieri Academy, Sergui

Bruguera & Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy to help further and improve his career

where he achieved an ATP singles ranking.

Dan currently plays for Men’s Derbyshire County where he has represented

them in the Division 1 League.

 

Katie Fourcade

Katie has spent the past 14 years coaching around local clubs including Sutton

Coldfield and Streetly. During that period she also spent some time working

along side Alan Jones at the La Manga Resort.

Katie has been the new addition to our Four Oaks coaching team and joined the

Team in 2016.

She is very enthusiastic about her coaching and enjoys helping players of all ages

and abilities.

Katie has also played to a very high level where she represented the women’s

Aegon Premier league (reached finals 2 years in row) and was top 3 in Cyprus in

women’s.

David San Bruno Garcia

David has worked as a Tennis coach since 2008, starting off in Valladolid in Spain and also Segovia.

Following the completion of his tennis coaching qualifications he joined the coaching team at Continental Sports in Valladolid, where he was responsible for the management of new business, existing coaching groups and assisted with the organisation of tournaments.

After a successful spell working as a tennis coach in Valladolid, he decided to take the step to set up on his own in Segovia until 2013, when he moved to England.  David is now part of the Four Oaks team and is also the Mens Second Team Captain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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