Sergio Gaoni

Co-founder, Head Coach, Director of Events and Tournaments

Tennis 360’s core instructional team is led by Sergio Gaoni of Australia. Sergio was one of Australia’s top Junior players, and by the age of 17 he had been a semi-finalist at the Australian Open (Junior), held the No. 1 Junior ranking in Australia and achieved a Top 30 ITF World Junior singles ranking. Sergio’s success continued as an ATP player on the Challenger, Futures and ATP Tour.

For three years, Sergio coached many of Australia’s top junior players at the South Australian Sports Institute and the South Australian Tennis Federation. This was followed by the Head Coach position for the Indonesia Under 16 boys team, who, under his direction, finished an impressive 8th in the world.

Sergio has been based in Dubai for the past nine years, co-designing and developing programs to promote tennis in local schools and beyond. In this role, he has been instrumental in delivering the grass roots instructional programs and the star clinics for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship since 2009.

 

PLAYING BACKGROUND:

• Ranked Junior #1 in Australia

• Semi-finals of the Australian Junior Open

• Top 30 ITF World Junior singles ranking

• ATP for 5 years – Challenger, Futures & ATP Tour COACHING

 

BACKGROUND:

• 3 years – coached Australia’s top junior players

• Head Coach for Indonesia U16 boys team

• Senior Coach & business partner of Tennis 360

 

DOB: 29 April 1978

COUNTRY: Australia

STYLE OF PLAY: Aggressive Baseliner

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Gustavo Kuerten

LIKE: Sports, movies, and travelling

DISLIKE: Horses

FAVOURITE PLACE: Perhentian Islands off West-Malaysia

MOTIVATIONAL SONG: Eye of the Tiger

STRANGE ITEM IN BAG: Lucky key-ring of a cap

IF I WERE NOT A COACH: I would be an architect