Charl van der Merwe
Director of Tennis
As a junior player, this native of South Africa was captain of his South African province team. Prior to coming to the United States, Charl worked with many top 10 junior players in both South Africa and New Zealand. He represented one of New Zealand’s provinces at the senior national tournament in 2005. Charl has held coaching positions at the Julien Krinsky School of Tennis in Philadelphia, the Beaverbrook Tennis Club in Danbury, the Tokeneke Country Club in Darien and the Country Club of Darien. He was also the Director of Tennis at the Oak Hills Tennis Club in Norwalk. Charl has helped guide many of the top 14-and-under and 12-and-under age division players in the area to success. He helped coach the Shippan Stormers team that won the New England Sectional championship to advance to the 2010 USTA 14-and-under National Championships in Surprise, Ariz. He is an accomplished High Performance Tennis Trainee, having earned his certification from famous fitness trainer Pat Etcheberry. For the past couple of summers he has been the Director of Tennis at the Weston Field Club in Weston, Connecticut.