Coaches

Operating from City Park New Orleans 

Academy Director: Abrie du Plooy

  • Played at the University of Tennessee where the team was ranked # 2 in the Country- Div 1
  • Obtained an ATP Ranking in Singles and Doubles- Reached the ¼ finals of a $50k Challenger and lost 7/6, 6-3 to eventual winners and US Open Winner that year( Aldrich and Visser). Came 10th on an ITF Satellite in Singles and Doubles
  • Had wins over tour players Robbie Koenig, David Nainkin , Michael Myburg, Andre Snyman, Emile Fourie, Clinton Marsh, Lan Bale, Hector Navares, Mike Leach and Sebastain Uriarte
  • 2 time USPTR Men’s 30 Singles winner and Men’s Doubles Winner
  • Promoted 15 ATP and WTA Circuit Pro Events
  • Co- Promoter for Exhibition between Monica Seles and Martina Navratilova
  • Worked with ATP, WTA and top National and International Juniors
  • Won 7 National Veterans tournaments in Singles and Doubles
  • 27 Year Teaching Experience and promoted over 50 Junior and Adult Tournaments

Our Pro’s

Hassan Abbas – Head Pro of Abrie du Plooy Tennis Academy

  • USPTR Certified Professional with 6 Years Teaching Experience
  • California State Champion and former top British Junior
  • HBCU National Singles Winner
  • ITA Singles and Doubles All American
  • All Louisiana Team 2011
  • Former Assistant Coach at Xavier University

Nick Rainey – Junior Academy Director

  • USPTR Pro with 15 year of Teaching Experience
  • All American at University of Southern California ( USC)
  • ATP Singles and top 200 in the world in Doubles
  • Top 10 US Junior and reached ¼ final in the Boys 18 Singles in Kalamazoo
  • Member of the US Junior Team and won the Copper Bowl in Singles
  • USTA International Grasscourt Champion in Singles and Doubles
  • Member of the 2002 USC team where they won the NCAA team Championship
  • He reached the NCAA ¼ in singles and finals in Doubles
  • Won 14 ATP Pro Events and wins over 10 Grand Slam Champions
  • Played World Team Tennis for St Louis Aces and Coached ATP Pro Travis Parrott

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