Coach John-Laffnie de Jager


WTT Season: 21st

Age

47

height

6' 4"

turned pro

1992

residence

Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa

birthplace

Johannesburg, South Africa

plays

Right-handed

Player highlights

• 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.”

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