Elite Tennis Center Cannes

Our ETC team is composed of five tennis coaches and two fitness trainers.

Passionate, devoted and dedicated to tennis, all our coaches have been selected for their experience and knowledge on the tour not only as a coach but as a pro player as well.

One of our main strength is the fact we are able to match each individual players profile to the right coach.

As one body is used at a high intensity, ETC has a complete medical team available upon request to follow all tennis players (including a sport’s doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor).

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Jean-René LISNARD

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Player’s Highlights:

  • Best ATP Ranking, 84
  • Defeat Murray, Wawrinka, Berdych, T.Johanson, M.Norman, Grosjean, Rios
  • Played the Davis Cup during 8 years for Monac
  • 3rd round Australian Open
  • Won 5 titles on the professional tour

Coach’s Highlights:

  • ETC’s Co Founder
  • Caroline Wozniaki (ex n°1 WTA)
  • Johana Konta (n°10 WTA)
  • Gilles Muller (Top 30 ATP)

Gilles CERVARA

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Player’s Highlights:

  • Best French ranking, -4/6
  • Hitting partner for Jo Tsonga, Thomas Enqvist, Marat Safin, Justine Hénin

Coach’s Highlights:

  • ETC’s Co founder
  • Coaching on the professional tour since 2007

Educational Highlights:

  • Certificate for Coaching and mental performance, Bourgogne University
  • Certificate High Level Fitness Trainer
  • Tennis Coach degree (Brevet d’Etat 1st degree)

Alexandre MASSA

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Player’s Highlights:

  • Best French Ranking, -15
  • Best win on the professional tour, Albano Olivetti (top 200 ATP)
  • Played for the French team 15-16 years old category
  • French Team European Champion 15-16 years old category
  • Trained with Elite Tennis Center from 2013 to 2015

Coach’s Highlights:

  • Coach with ETC since 2016

Thomas FINCK

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Player’s Highlights:

  • Best French ranking, 0
  • Hitting partner for Justine Henin, Elina Svitolina, Eva Hrdinova

Coach’s Highlights:

  • ISP Tennis Academy, France 2006 to 2011
  • Club Med Academies, Florida USA 2011 to 2014
  • Coached on the professional tour since 2011:
    • Connie Hsu (220 WTA)
    • Nicole Melichar (n°70 WTA double and 400 WTA simple)
    • Bernarda Pera (n°220 WTA)
    • Ivan Endra (n°339 ATP)
    • Ryotaro Matsumura (top 50 junior)
    • Gerardo Lopez Villasenor (top 100 junior)
    • Miranda Ramirez (n°180 ITF Junior)

Educational Highlights:

  • French Baccalauréat
  • Tennis Coaching Certificate degree (Brevet d’Etat 1st degree)
  • High Level Tennis Coaching Certificate (Diplome d’Etat 1st degree)

Olivier TAUMA

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Player’s Highlights:

  • Best ATP Ranking, 530
  • Defeat Golmard, Arazi, Vinceguirra, Navarra, Capdeville
  • Won an ITF Future title on the professional tour in Finland
  • Top 10 NCAA with VCU University (Virginia, USA)

Coach’s Highlights:

  • Private coach, 2001 to 2003
  • Team Captain for Paris First Division, 2003 to 2006
  • ISP Tennis Academy, 2006 to 2015
  • Mouratoglou Tennis Academy, 2014 to 2016
  • Coached on the professional tour since 2004:
    • Benoit Paire (n°18 ATP)
    • Hicham Arazi (n°22 ATP)
    • Marton Fucsovics (n°135 ATP)
    • Pedja Kristin (n°159 ATP)
    • Alizé Cornet (n°11 WTA)
    • Alexandra Panova (n°71 WTA)
    • Dayana Yastremska (n°336 WTA and n°8 ITF Junior)
    • Catarina Jokic (n°36 ITF Junior)
    • Oliel Yshai (n°11 ITF Junior)
    • Denys Klok (n°29 ITF Junior)
    • Alafia Ayeni (n°59 ITF Junior)

Educational Highlights:

  • French Baccalauréat
  • Business Computer, VCU Virginia Commonwealth
  • Tennis Coaching Certificate degree (Brevet d’Etat 1st degree)

Eric HERNANDEZ

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Coach’s Highlights:

  • BFS Training’s Co Founder, High level sports conditioning
  • Fitness Head Coach for Monaco Tennis Federation since 2010
  • ETC fitness Head Coach since 2012
  • Fitness trainer for:
    • Daniil Medvedev (60 ATP), 2017
    • Jean-René Lisnard (84 ATP), 2010
    • Benjamin Balleret (204 ATP), 2013
    • Thomas Oger (240 ATP), 2013
    • Jonathan Eysseric (250 ATP), 2013
    • Hugo Nys (350 ATP), 2013
    • Romain Arneodo (450 ATP), 2014
    • Vitalia Diatchenko (77 WTA), 2015

Educational Highlights:

  • Master in “Conditioning Training and Sport Management”
  • University Certificate in “Evaluation and Conditioning Training”
  • Fitness degree in “Athletes Training and Performance

Benjamin VAIARELLO

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Coach’s Highlights:

  • Fitness trainer with ETC since 2016

Educational Highlights:

  • Master in Science and Technical Training “Conditioning and Sport Rehabilitation”
  • Fitness degree “Athlete Training”
  • Osteopathy: Paul LOCHELONGUE
  • Physiotherapy: Gaëtan BAUDET and Philippe KALLART
  • Biologist/Nutritionist: Marc SARAMITO