Port Douglas Tennis Club

Coaching @ Port Douglas Tennis Club

The club has an active coaching program for juniors and adults. Coaching is provided by our highly qualified coach, Herold Prins who is also available for private lessons. Please contact Herold Prins at herold@metame.com.au or 0423 917 503 if you would like to know more about his coaching program.

Meet the coach...

My name is Herold Prins and I am from the Netherlands. For almost a third of my life, I have lived in the Douglas Shire with my wife Monika and daughter Fleur. After being introduced to the pro tennis circuit at a young age, I pursued academic aspirations and became a Tropical Ecologist and Sport Psychology Consultant. I developed myself further in becoming a coach/instructor in Sailing, Wind-surfing, Ice-speed skating, Ultimate Frisbee, Alpine Skiing, Scuba Diving, and Tennis. The mental aspect of these sports inspired me to explore deeper to become a high-performance Master coach. Besides tennis coaching, I deliver “Achieve your highest potential” coaching on a face-to-face basis.

I find it important to live by example and to be a role model. My curiosity is insatiable, I love to learn to grow further, and through teaching, I learn. I love and care for everybody and everything around me. My love and gratitude for sports, learning, and life makes me passionate to deliver more.

I am a student of my students. Through carefully observing I learn from them and explore possibilities with them to make massive improvements in their tennis and mental strength. I love the concept of Teach to Learn and oftentimes I ask the students to do a similar task. They learn from me or a video and next time they coach this with another drill to the group.