Florence coaching team
Ian is the founder of Tuscan Tennis Holidays. He has established himself as one of the top coaches in Scotland and holds the highest qualification attainable in the UK, the PCA Master.
Combined with managing a highly successful racquets and health club in Glasgow he continues to coach aspiring juniors up to national level and enjoys working with all levels of junior and senior players at the club.
He is a Scottish Internationalist who has played and coached tennis in America and Australia. Ian has also lived and travelled extensively throughout Tuscany and so can provide plenty of recommendations re places to visit, restaurants etc. He speaks fluent Italian.
Laura has also been a Scottish Internationalist at both junior and senior levels, and she is a qualified LTA coach. Apart from running the office of Tuscan Tennis in Glasgow, Laura is also instrumental in the success of our special hosted weeks in Tuscany , Sicily and Sardinia.
Laura is extremely popular with our regular clients and is generally thought of as the ladies tennis fashion guru. She also speaks fluent Italian.
Patrizia reached a WTA world ranking of 138, playing in many tournaments including Wimbledon, the French Open, the US Open, and was a member of the Italian Federation Cup Team. She now holds the highest coaching qualification attainable in Italy - Maestro
Francesco has a degree on Motor Science - specifically for skill acquisition in sport. As a player Francesco has competed in the 2nd level of Italian tennis which is equivalent to a 3.1 in the UK. He has worked at Match Ball for 5 years, being responsible for the physical training of players off court and technical on court work.
Francesco has become one of our most popular coaches in Florence over the past few years.
Andrea Connell Fantechi
Andrea has a Masters Degree in History of Art and Decoration from the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence.
He has played at a high level in International events as a junior and as an adult in the futures circuits throughout Europe, Africa, Australia, Jamaica and the United States. He was also a sparring partner for Fillipo Volandri at the Florence club when Volandri was a top 10 player in the world on clay!
Andrea was trained for many years by the International Coach Bill Adams in Florida, one of the most important disciples of the legendary australian coach Harry Hopman which has helped Andrea gain valuable coaching experience at the highest level.
He has also worked for 5 years as a Tennis teacher in Club Med holiday resorts, a great experience, learning how to teach the more recreative and entertaining aspects of the game. He has taught at our location in Florence since 2008.
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- Why Choose Florence?
- Florence Tennis - Tailor Made Holidays
- Florence Coaching Team
- Florence Accommodation
- Florence Events & Festivals
- Places to Visit
- Florence - Our Favourite Places to eat
- Florence - Other Activities
- Florence Car Hire
- Florence Tennis - Special Hosted Weeks
We can arrange long weekend trips to suit your dates and requirements. This could be coaching, free play or a mix of both.
Depending on the dates required Laura will be able to recommend the best possible option so please get in touch and we can send you full details of what we can offer.