Born and raised in the Netherlands, Hans has been active in the tennis industry for over 25 years and started his coaching career after obtaining a BA Degree in Physical Education from the prestigious CIOS Sport College. In addition to being the only USPTA Master Professional in the State of Maine he has achieved a PTR Professional 5A rating and earned his KNLTB (Dutch Tennis Association) High Performance certification. After hosting the USPTA 2012 World Conference in Monterey, CA he received the 2012 USPTA NorCal “Pro of the Year” Award. Hans can also be seen on the Tennis Channel™ hosting two instructional shows titled “Secrets to the One-Handed Backhand” and “Depth: The #1 Weapon”. During the winter months he conducts his own TENNIS207 programs in Maine and in the summer he is active as Director of Tennis at the prestigious The Dunes Club in Narragansett, Rhode Island.