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Our coaches


Stephen and Delphine are the only two coaches of the French Tennis Academy. Together, they have over 40 years of experience in:

  • high level training
  • training young tennis players
  • the French interclub Championship (players, captains, coaches)
  • support in competition

Delphine BENOIT

  • mental coach (graduated from the University of Clermont-Ferrand)
  • owner of BEES 2nd degree tennis
  • former WTA player (800th)
  • assistant coach, Pole Hopes Pays de la Loire for 8 years (1999-2007)
  • AFT coach and manager for 15 years


  • coach ATP, level B (GPTCA : Global Professional Tennis Coach Association)
  • owner of BEES 2nd degree tennis
  • federal League Pays de la Loire Coach for 7 years (2000-2007)
  • regional Coordinator of the physical preparation of the League of Pays de la Loire for 5 years (2002-2007)
  • physical trainer of Alexandra FUSAI (former 37th WTA singles and 6th WTA doubles, Fed Cup winner) in 2002
  • physical trainer of Skander Mansouri (38th ITF) in 2013
  • STAPS Bachelors Degree
  • Coach of Tiphaine Crévenat since March 2020. Wheelchair tennis player, No. 1 French junior and No. 7 French seniors (as of September 1, 2021)
  • AFT coach and manager for 15 years

Adaptation and determination are the qualities that inspire our coaches Stephen and Delphine:

  • adaptation taking into consideration the player with its strengths and weaknesses
  • determination by giving everyone a chance to succeed, by welcoming it at the Academy and sharing the wish to progress day by day.

Stephen: "Our strength is the complementarity of our binomial."

Delphine: "We do our best for each player. The individualization is the key."

Stephen: "We inculcate the culture of effort. Sports and school results are just the reflection of progress."

Delphine: "Whatever the level and the project, we are involved at 100% in the athlete's project."