WTT Season: 21st
Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
• Marking his 13th season coaching the Lasers and his 20th Season of WTT.
• Coach the team to its first WTT championship in 2018, as well as taking the team to the finals in 2009, 2013 and 2014.
• Led Lasers to 13-1 season record in 2007, his first year as coach.
• Named WTT Coach of the Year 2007, 2009 and 2010.
• Played seven season of WTT, with Delaware, Kansas City, New Jersey and St Louis.
• Played and captained South Africa’s Davis Cup team for nine years.
• Was Olympic doubles semifinalist at 2000 Sydney Games.
• Won seven WTP Tour doubles titles, reaching No. 11 in doubles, and was a two-time mixed doubles finalist.
• Founder of Matchpoint Tennis Foundation (formerly JL’s Kids) training young tennis players in South Africa.
• Nickname “Coach JL.”@johnlaffnie @johnlaffnie
July 26, 2020