Our Board Members
Hugo Ekker is one of the Netherlands’ most famous tennis coaches. He has been, among other things, KNLTB national coach of the Dutch Juniors, former assistant coach of the Davis Cup team and former private coach of Raemon Sluiter. Hugo previously set up one of the largest tennis academies in Europe and now has his own tennis academy: The Hugo Ekker Tennis Academy.
Duncan Warren Valentine
Duncan Valentine has always played sports and thinks it’s important that children in this day and age do sport and stay fit and healthy.
Whilst living in NYC he had the pleasure of helping and supporting the John Macenroe Tennis Project which was very successful in its goals of giving a lot of children the opportunity to play tennis and have fun playing sport. As tennis is still an elite sport that isn’t available to everyone, even in the Netherlands, he thinks it’s important to help and support this foundation.
Igor Sijsling has gained his expertise over the past 20 years as a professional tennis player, Davis Cup player, winner of several national titles, highest ranked world ranking ATP 52 and participant of all grand slam tournaments and will share this with players and stakeholders within the organization. Igor, who is still active within the ATP circuit, will train himself at the “Hugo Ekker Tennis Academy” in the weeks that he does not play tournaments and will be present at training sessions in the lower and upper classes to transfer his experience to the youth. .
There is no remuneration involved.
The board members do this without remuneration.