Demetris Herodotou (Biography)

 

Demetris Herodotou resized  DEMETRIS HERODOTOU, Creator & Coaches' manager in Herodotou Tennis Academy
 
 
 "I was born in Larnaca, back in 1976. I remember that my big love and talent for sport was shown on a football pitch firstly so I became a junior player of the local football club AEK (Larnaca). Although very talented and with big support from my parents to develop as a football player, it was about my age of 12 when I decided by myself to switch onto tennis, which I loved very much. Thus I started practicing tennis... hours and hours every day and - completely alone! I have had no coach, the family was trying to take me back to football, so the tennis wall in Larnaca Tennis Club became my coach and every day partner. It was necessary more than a year to my parents to understand and accept that tennis was my true and life's love.
 
 Now, almost 30 years later, and with many beautiful and less beautiful things that tennis can offer, I know that my love for tennis today is the same as it was those days when I was watching the tennis legends of 80's on TV and fighting to understand and copy how they execute their best shots."
 
 
 
 
FACTS & FIGURES
 
Tennis Education
  • ITF Level 2 Tennis Coach (August 2005, Tallinn Estonia)
 
Diplomas & Seminar Certificates
  • "Fitness for Tennis" Seminar (Alex Cuelar, Sep 2012, Nicosia Cyprus)
  • "Psychology for Tennis Coaches & Players" Seminar (Marija Sreckov MD, May 2010, Nicosia Cyprus)
  • "Fitness for Advance Tennis Players" Seminar (Beni Linder, Sep 2009, Nicosia Cyprus)
  • "Nutrition for Tennis Players" Seminar (Nicoletta Michaelidou, Oct 2008, Larnaca Cyprus)
 
Working Experience
  • Assistant Coach at Larnaca Tennis Club 2001-2002
  • Club Coach at Larnaca Tennis Club 2002-2003
  • Private Coach 2003-2004
  • Creator, Owner and Coaches' Manager of Herodotou Tennis Academy 2004 - today
 
Other Achievements
  • Voted as Coach of the Year by Cyprus Tennis Federation for the years 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014
  • President of the Cyprus Coaches Tennis Association, September 2012 - today
 
Tennis Player Experience
  • Member of the Junior National Teams U14, U16 and U18, 1990-1994
  • Member of Brunel University team (No.1), 1996-1999
  • Member of Warwick University Team (No.2) 1999-2000
  • Ranked as No.2 at Cyprus National Ranking in Boys U18, Dec 1994
  • Ranked as No.5 at Cyprus National ranking in Men's - Dec 2001