Oliver is a DTB A-certified coach. He has over 20 years of experience as head of a youth talent promotion group and freelance coach for the Baden Tennis Association (Badischer Tennisverband), specialised in fostering talent up to the age of 14 and training technical basics with the aim of turning pro.
Oliver was the Youth Coach (age of 6 to 14) of Dominik Koepfer, #1 US College in 2016 and ATP Pro (Career High 50 in 2021).
He is also a Media designer with expert knowledge in video editing, animations, layout and design. Oliver developed digital schoolbooks for tennis associations and helped the DTB to digitize his complete coaches education as the producer of the DTB Online Campus, the official education platform for the german tennis federation (DTB) from 2015 - 2020, with 15,000 coaches.
He integrated the sports broadcasting analysis tool VizLibero into tennis education and runs a visual coaching course inside the B-level-education in the Badischer Tennisverband (BTV).
Edgar is a Frequent speaker in coaching workshops throughout the world. ITF, PTR, DTB, ITA, USTA, FMT, TA. He was National Coach in the USA, at the National Coach German Federation and Mexican Tennis Federation.
He was a Long-time member of the ITF Coaches Commission and has over 30 years coaching players of all ages and level. In 2016 he ranked 55s in the ITF World Ranking. Edgar is fluent in German, English and Spanish. He is the Author of the Book “Play Tennis with Passion” and “Developing High Performance Tennis Players".
He proves his competence not only as a personal trainer and athletic trainer, but also as a lecturer (PT A license, mental coaching, Functional Training A license) and Functional Training Specialist.
Silvester planned and structured the fitness and gym area of Therme Gaiberg, one of the biggest 4* Spa resorts of Austria on 102,000 qm area. At Perform Better, he supported with his knowledge, expertise and many years of experience as an expert and speaker for FMS and CFT. Silvester is also the book author of "Get Up Now!: Reboot to Your Natural Functionality, Available in german at amazon
Silvester works on a daily basis with all people who need help "re-functioning" their bodies (hence the "re-function" in his name). It is not uncommon that in one day Olympic medalists, junior athletes of various sports, world-class soccer players, truck drivers, mother with her 3 children or constantly sitting managers come in and out of his gym.
Expert Club-Management and Kids Development
Eva is DTB A-certified coach. She has a Diploma in sports science with focus on management. She is Head Coach and Club Manager of the Freiburger Tennis Club. Together with her husband Matthias she is owner of the EMB Tennis school with over 400 students. She is also Head of the tennis programme at the University of Freiburg.
Eva was the Club coach of the year 2019 of the German Tennis Federation (DTB). Under her leadership, the Freiburger Tennis Club membership doubled from 450 to more than 900 members from 2018 to current 2023 und wurde zum größten Tennisclub in Baden.
Eva was also a Workshop Speaker at the ITF World Wide Coaches Conference Sofia 2017 and Belek 2015.
Matthias is DTB A-certified coach, Sports Manager IST, Certified Swiss Tennis Coach and MA Sports Science and Education. He is the Head Coach at the Freiburger Tennis Club (since October 2017) and Owner and founder of EMB-Tennis (Together with his wife Eva).
He is Head of University Sports Section Tennis at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. He was Speaker at ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference Antalya 2015. Topic of the lecture: Improvement of the serve through differential training and Speaker at ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference Sofia 2017. Topic of the presentation: Improving the volley through differential training.
As a player, TennisGate Tennis and Ball School in Villingen was my home from childhood until I went to college. There I developed the fundamentals that my college coach Marc Booras built on to help me become the player I am today. I still use many of the videos on the site and even appear on some of the clips.
#1 US College 2016, ATP Pro (ATP Tour 50 Career High 2021.05.10
TennisGate is a fantastic platform to help me develop my current players, like Dominik Koepfer, whose excellent foundation was created by these coaches. All the tools on TennisGate, with their attention to detail and variety of options, are perfect to help me shape my college practice.
Marc C. Booras
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Bob and I travelled the world with Edgar when we were juniors and he helped coach us to become the players we are today. The input and advice he gave us during these crucial years was invaluable. Edgar is not only a technical and strategic genius, but is incredibly hard working and dedicated to his profession. And most importantly, he is one hell of a guy and a great friend!
WORLD NUMBER 1 DOUBLES PLAYER
For many years I played ice hockey and tennis in my youth. Although I did not become a tennis professional in the end, the coaches in the TennisGate tennis school provided me with important basics that were valuable for my career as a professional athlete.
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