Coach Profiles

🇦🇺 Australia

First name: Samir
Last name: Mahir
Full name:
Gender: Male
Date of birth: Too old to share 
Place of birth: Morocco
Nationality: USA
Lives in: Australia
Coaches blind tennis since: 2017
Coach for team: Australia
Plays (hand): Ambidextrous  (using foam balls and a 25 inch racquet) Best achievements: Still beating my son in 2 straight sets Hobbies: Tennis and Football (Soccer)
Please tell us a little about yourself, including two interesting facts about you! I was born and raised in Morocco. I studied (university) in France, moved to the US long time ago  where both my children (daughter and son) were born. I work in the information technology field. I worked at all the Tennis Grand Slam tournaments. My family moved down under in 2011.

🇬🇧 Great Britain

First name: Louise

Last name: Assioun

Full name: Miss Louise Assioun

Gender: Female

Date of birth: Old enough to have enjoyed 80’s music!

Place of birth: UK

Nationality: British

Lives in: Leeds, NE England

Coaches blind tennis since: 2014

Coach for team: GB

Plays (hand): Right

Best achievements: Mentoring coaches and working with players on and off

the court.

Hobbies: Open water swimming and renovating houses.

Please tell us a little about yourself, including two interesting facts about you!

I’ve been coaching tennis for over 20 years, since qualifying as a PE teacher and

also tutor and write coach education courses for coaches/sporting organisations.

I work at Leeds Beckett University and in my spare time, I am a director of LUSU

Sports, a training and equipment company for inclusive sports.

🇩🇪 Germany

First name: Josue
Last name: Martinez
Full name: Josue Eliu Martinez Lazo
Gender: Male
Date of birth: 10.08.1993
Place of birth: New York, USA
Nationality: American
Lives in: Rostock, Germany
Coaches blind tennis since: May 2016
Coach for team: Germany
Plays (hand): Right hand
Best achievements: coaching blind tennis
Hobbies: Music, Soccer, fitness, video games, mind challenging activities, traveling, food
Please tell us a little about yourself, including two interesting facts about you! My family is Salvadorian but I was born in New York, moved to Atlanta and then moved to Germany about a year ago. I love doing sports and fitness and I have been around it all my life. I love how exciting it is to see individuals partake in sports and see them succeed. Fact one: started playing piano at age 7. Fact two: I had featured roles in TV-shows and have actually been in a movie.

🇩🇪 Germany

First name: Linn
Last name: Timmermann
Full name: Linn Anne Timmermann
Gender: female
Date of birth: 07.09.1993
Place of birth: Rostock, Germany
Nationality: German
Lives in: Rostock, Germany
Coaches blind tennis since: May 2016 Coach for team: Germany
Plays (hand): Right hand
Best achievements: 2nd Bundesliga Player, ITF juniors semifinal, Top 100 German Ranking, Tennis coach
Hobbies: music, movies, animals, beach, fitness, food, relaxing, tv-shows, traveling
Please tell us a little about yourself, including two interesting facts about you! I’m from Germany and lived in the USA for 8 years. My dad is a tennis coach as well and that’s why my brother and I got into tennis. He is my twin brother and I am 5 min older than him. We went to a tennis academy in Florida and then went to college to get our degrees and play tennis for our universities. We graduated in 2016 and have been coaching blind tennis since then. I also have another job as a psychologist. My boyfriend moved to Germany (for me)  about a year ago, which I am very grateful for. I am very close to my family and love them a lot. I really enjoy working both of my jobs.