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Mr. Henk Du Bruyn

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Goal-driven professional. Energetic, competitive achiever who can inspire and motivate. Seeking a new challenge as Head Coach, Director, Speaker.


Mr. Henk Du Bruyn

Country of residence




Coach since






Player Experience

Former pro tennis player


Career high in official ATP / WTA ranking

200 - 500 (in 1981)

Other results

1981 Doubles Finalist in Estoril ATP
1995 Veterans Bundesliga Highest League in Germany
2002 Veterans Bundesliga
2004-2008 Berlin Vererans Champion
Current German ranking 17

Coaching / Work Experience
06/2008 - Present

Speaker and lecturer at German National Coaches conference in November 2008

Speaker and lecturer at this year´s annual German National Tennis Coaches Association´s (Verband Deutscher Tennislehrer) North/East Department conference. Topic: On court movement Speed Reaction

09/2006 - Present

TC Club Nikolassee

Developing training schedules for young tennis players. Assisting in the tennis programme. Developing junior coaching programmes for 5-8 year olds. Scouting talent for special development group. Assisting with a veterans tournament. Developing and creating an online tennis website with tips, training plans and instructional videos for recreational, tournament and professional players. Developing and creating an online fitness and conditioning website with tips on diets, workouts, training schedules etc. Organising Tennis clinics. Tennis consulting for tournament players.

05/2003 - Present

Managing Director D.K. Sports and Fashion GmbH and Deal Sports and Fashion Ltd

Starting a wholesale and retail company with sporting goods. Sourcing selected branded products for our custumer base throughout Europe. Networking and fostering relations with suppliers and customers in a sensitive market. Expanding the online sales strategy. Designing the websites and online shop system. Currently Vice President Member for Toastmasters in Berlin. Creating and conducting workshops on: -Leadership - Motivating people - Importance of setting goals -The benefits of sports and fitness for people over 30 - How to lose 15 kilograms in six months. Developing marketing plans and strategies online and offline.

10/1995 - 10/2005

Coaching Consultant Dahlemer TC

Assisting men´s first team to retain the league position. Developing and implementing coaching and conditioning programmes for junior and tournament players. Individual coaching of advance players. Match analysis for tournament and professional players, developing strategies to improve tennis technique and physique. Organising tennis clinics for adults including corporate tennis days. Iniating a fitness clinic for adults.

02/1991 - 11/2003

Managing Director DUKE GmbH Tarmac jeans and sports

Developing strategies and concepts for a chain of sports stores. Finding appropriate locations, developing shopdesign und recruiting of sales staff. Conducting ongoing training sessions for sales staff: -Customer service -Building and maintaining good customer relations -Customer satisfaction -Merchandising -Stock control -Teambuilding -Handling conflicts Conducting Incentive programmes for sales staff. Oversaw the introduction of an online shop. Iniated a joint venture with the biggest youth platforms in Germany with a database of 16.000 of our target group. First organisation in Retail business to do sms marketing.

10/1988 - 09/1995

Head coach TC Lichtenrade Berlin

Initiating a Kindergarten tennisgroup for 4-5 year olds. Developing and restructuring junior development programmes for children 5-10 years. Talent scouting for a special development group. Implementing a teaching system which brought forward a number champions in Berlin. Laying the foundation for one of the most successful junior programmes in Germany. My protégé Sebastian Rieschick has since won the Organge Bowl, German junior Championships, Wimbledon junior. Currently competing in the ATP Futures series. Supervising training and conditioning programmes for league and tournament players. Coordinating training schedules with assistant coaches and conducting regular meetings to assess progress. Promoting tennis outside the club and organising tennis days for non members. Conducting workshops for mental toughness in tennis. Coaching Victor Egorov Ukraine Davis Cup player to improve his mental game during his stay in Berlin.

07/1987 - 08/1988

High Profile Tennisclinics

Organising tennis clinics for VIPs including royal families.

02/1987 - 12/1988

Travelling Coach

Travelling coach and Player. Supporting an Australian JuniorChris Ellis during the ATP satellite challenger series. Preparation and planning his career as tennis professional. Scheduling training and conditioning sessions during and between tournaments.

04/1984 - 03/1987

Incentive Tennisclinics in Mallorca for corporations

Conducting tennis clinics as an incentive for corporations. Progammes consisted of tennis training, fitness und mental toughness in sports and corporate world.

01/1984 - 08/1987

Head Coach TC Grün-Weiß Ratingen Düsseldorf

Restructuring the coaching programme. Implementing a tennis and conditioning programme for league and tournament players. Supervising adult tennis clinics for members. Introducing and implementing a member recruiting and incentive programme.

  • Toastmaster´s International (in 2006)
  • Berlin Chamber of Commerce License to train apprentices (in 1999)
  • Business Management (in 1992)
  • Translating Diploma (in 1985)
  • Certified Coach German Coaches Federation (VDT) (in 1984)
  • Fitness and conditioning with SA Defence Force (in 1976)
  • Sports and Tenniscoaching SADF (in 1976)
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Preferences & Specialties

I am interested in

coaching and other business opportunities


Junior players, Female players, Male players


Travelling coach, Private coach, Hitting Partner, Teaching Professional, Head Coach (professional), Technical Coach, Motivational & Mental Coach, Developmental Coach, High Performance Coach, Physical Coach, Other coaching specialties

Net salary

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Willing to travel for tournaments

Yes (> 30 weeks)

Target job locations

Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, South America, Asia

Willing to relocate