We offer Coaching for all levels &

Kids starting at the age of 2

  • Group Lessons ( Max 8 Players ) 
  • Semi-Private Lessons ( Max 3 Players )
  • Squads
  • Adult Morning Programs

Meet our Coaches:

 

Benjamin J v Rensburg - HEAD COACH  

BENJAMIN WAS RANKED #1 IN SA U18 AND ALSO ACHIEVED AN INTERNATIONAL RANKING OF #150 AS A JUNIOR.

HE HAS ALSO REPRESENTED S.A TWICE IN THE AFRICAN CUP 2006/2008 AND HELD A TOP RANKING IN S.A (OPEN) OF #7.

HAVING SPENT 2 YEARS IN EUROPE COMPETING ON THE ATP CIRCUIT AND REACHING A CAREER HIGH OF #1009 IN SINGLES AND #822 IN DOUBLES.

HE HAS PREVIOUSLY COACHED AT THE SUTTON TENNIS ACADEMY IN THE UK AS WELL AS AT THE HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE IN PRETORIA. WHEREAFTER HE TEAMED UP WITH THE DAVIS CUP CAPTAIN JOHN-LAFNIE DE JAGER TO COACH SOME OF THE TOP JUNIOR PLAYERS IN S.A

HE HAS BEEN TO THE US TO COACH THERE AND UPON HIS RETURN HE STARTED BLESSED TENNIS ACADEMY IN 2012.

BENJAMIN HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE SOUTH AFRICAN TOURING COACH FOR THE U16 SA TEAM FOR 2018 AND 2019.

HE BRINGS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE TO LOCAL JUNIORS AND YOUR GO TO PRO COACH.

BENJAMIN IS QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACH AND GPTCA LEVEL C INTERNATIONAL COACH

HIS LIFE PHILOSOPHY : I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE WHATEVER YOU SET YOUR MIND TO

" We walk by Faith, Not by Sight "

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Marco Engelbrecght - Assistant Coach

Marco started tennis coaching in January 2010

Marco, had a good junior tennis career, and was consistently ranked in the top 10 in South Africa. His best achievement came in 2007, where he claimed 2 silver medals, in both the singles and doubles events,  whilst representing South Africa at the prestigious "les jeunes dodos" tournament in Mauritius

 

Marco honed his tennis coaching skills in the USA, where he gathered a lot of experience. He has also done numerous tennis coaching courses in order to increase his knowledge of the game.

 

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Theunis Janse van Rensburg - assistant coach

Theunis - aka Coach T, has been making a difference in young lives (and more matured lives alike) for BTA Tennis since 2015. As junior player, he achieved top 10 status in South Africa in 1998. A project manager by trade, he completed his SATA Coaching Course in 2015. Theunis firmly believes that to teach is to touch a life with the building blocks of encouragement, mentorship, praise, guidance, patience and motivation. He takes physical activity in young athletes seriously, acknowledging its importance in the formative years, during early childhood development by exercising and developing fundamental motor skills for sport readiness upon primary school entry. Playing sports not only leads to physical and (ultimately) mental health, bone and muscular development, cardiopulmonary endurance and increased aerobic capacity, but to integral behavioural/social skills sets as well. As the Novak Djokovic Foundation aptly emphasises:

The enhancement of physical and mental development of children is certainly the most important contribution of sports for children ... by playing sports, children develop physical skills, exercise, make new friends, have fun, learn to be a team member, learn about play[ing] fair, improve self-esteem, etc.

Coach T is here to assist in reaching these goals.

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Thomas Torsaa - assistant coach

Thomas was born in Nigeria and started playing tennis at the age of 5. At high school he was captain of the first team. During that period his first team was ranked first in Nigeria. 

He continued to play tennis on completion of high school. Thomas played for the national team and reached a ranking of no 10 in nIgeria. 

Since moving to South Africa he worked at various tennis academies. 

My abition is to become a SA Pro registered coach. 

I enjoy being part of a team and always give the best of myself. I generate enthusiasm about tennis as tennis is my passion !

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Martin Dijkhuis - assistant coach

I'm coach Martin but everyone calls me coach Smartie 

I've been coaching for several years now and have been with BTA since the beginning of the year and have been loving every second of it.

I started playing tennis when I was around 3 years old and quickly got into the game. I won my first tournament at 9 and by the time I was 11 I was top in the country in my age group. I played lots of tennis tournaments and travelled all over to play them:) I played for Gauteng central for many years as well as my tennis club.

I started training with Benjamin and he truly took me under his wing. When Ben and I started training and I definitely felt my game improve and at this time he also asked me to help him with a few tennis lessons for the little aces- this is where I started to be known as coach Smartie. I always have a smile on my face when coaching and love to have some fun aswell as teach Tennis the best of my ability. I have currently done my play and stay tennis course to become a more qualified tennis coach. I am the fun coach but there is also a very serious side to me when the coaching needs to be done

I have always been a top sportsman but tennis is definitely my favorite one. I love the game and I love teaching it to others, so that they can improve and love the sport as much as I do
 

 

 

 

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