Melvyn op der Heijde

Melvyn op der Heijde

MELVYN OP DER HEIJDE

Birth year: 1975
Residence: Amsterdam
Plays: right-handed, single handed backhand
Highest world ranking: 231
Highest national ranking: 4
Diplomas: sports academy

At the age of six I started playing tennis at H.T.C. Santana. I was not great talent in the youth but after intensive tennis training and the switch to Amstelpark at age 21 my world ranking rose to 231 in and number four on the national ranking. In that time I have won several Future tournaments and played qualification matches at three of the four Grand Slams. Because I know what it is like to play on an international level I enjoy to share my knowledge and experiences in my lessons.

At Amstelpark Tennis Academy I am responsible for the Future Program and I assist Dennis van Scheppingen in the Challenger Program.

"The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."