Now about me, my name is Nikita. I am 31 years old and live in Calahonda, Spain for a large part of the year. I started playing tennis when I was 8 years old. In all those years I have played a lot of national competitions in the Netherlands (3/3). In addition to the competitive aspect, I find tennis very important for social contacts. Thanks to tennis, I have made many friends and contacts from all over the world. Ultimately, tennis is very important for the whole body and is one of the few sports that trains the whole body and even your brains.
In 2013 I graduated from the ALO (Fontys Sporthogeschool.) An HBO course where I learned a lot in the field of many different sports, psychology, anatomy, medical knowledge and of course teaching.
In addition to the ALO, I obtained my A license (recreation), B license (performance) and Tenniskids licenses through the Dutch KNLTB. Here in Spain I immediately got infected with the padel virus and started to specialize in it. I have followed courses for this and I regularly participate in the tournaments and competions of the Spanisch League.
I have had my own tennis school Tennis Academy Nikita for several years now and here in Spain the Sportsworld Nikita. In the past 12 years I have been (head) trainer at various associations. Head coach at the well-known tennis park Club del Sol in Calahonda for more then 6 years at this moment. The park has 16 tennis (gravel/hard courts), 2 squash and 2 padel courts. Among all the expats and tourists I really like it here and the atmosphere is really perfect.
You will wonder why then leave the Netherlands and start an uncertain existence in Spain. During my period of stagiar I trained in Barcelona at the tennis school of Andres Gimeno . There I noticed that training in a pleasant atmosphere gives an enormous boost to your body, so that you benefit from your training program much faster than in the Netherlands and Belgium where rain, wind and sometimes freezing temperatures influence your training sessions perhaps 75% of the time.
My goal is to transfer my passion and knowledge to the athletes during training and to get the best out of each individual. In addition to intensive training, I think the combination with fun and humor is very important!
I hope to see you soon on the beautiful Costa del Sol
with tennis and padel greetings,