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Martin van Daalen

Born in Colchester, England, and raised in the Netherlands, Martin van Daalen has been coaching for over 35 years. After becoming a national coach and director of women’s tennis in Holland, he worked for a long period of time with top juniors and professional tennis players at Saddlebrook Resort in Florida, coaching Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Jennifer Capriati, Mary Pierce, and Jared Palmer. He worked as a national coach for the USTA for over 11 years, developing many top juniors, college players and professionals. Many of them are still playing on the ATP and WTA tour today. In 2013 and 2014 he worked as Director of Player Development for the Finnish Tennis Federation. He has published three books, Teaching Tennis Volume I, II & III, and is a regular contributor to International Tennis Magazine as well as a member of the PTR Board of Directors. 


Filip Bogic
Director of Programming & Special Events

Miami Beach Tennis Academy is thrilled that Filip has become a full-time member of our team, after completing his internship with us. Filip played undergraduate tennis for Lindenwood University in St. Louis. He was named to the All-MIAA honorable mention list, received MIAA individual sportsmanship recognition and was one of three Lion student-athletes to be listed as CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees. Filip recently received his MBA from Barry University. He is originally from Apatin, Serbia. 


Pierluigi (Gigi) Neri
Tennis & Head Pickleball Professional

A native of Bologna Italy, Gigi is a graduate of Limestone College in South Carolina where he played on the tennis team. In 2018, he was awarded two “Player of the Week” awards at the Conference Carolinas. He was an ITA Scholar-Athlete in 2019 and 2020. Gigi is MBTA's head pickleball professional. He describes himself as "an Italian guy living in the States with a passion for economics, finance and crypto."

Joel Acosta 

Tennis Professional

Joel is one of our seasoned tennis pros who's worked at Miami Beach Tennis Center for almost 15 years! He started playing tennis as a junior in the Dominican Republic where he was ranked in the top 5 for 18 year olds.  In his free time, Joel loves to surf and go dancing.



Muha Bedwan 
Tennis & Pickleball Professional

Muha, originally from Montgomery, Alabama, earned a ranking of 72 in the ITA rankings as a member of Auburn University at Montgomery tennis team. He was ranked 7 in the nation for doubles and led his team to nationals for the first time in school history for both fall and spring competition. He has also made the Gulf South Conference team twice. Muha has expansive experience teaching pickleball - he works with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and their sports teams around the world.



Luchy Perez

Tennis Professional

With more than 15 years of experience, Luchy started her tennis career in the Dominican Republic reaching the top 10 of the 18U division. She began teaching adults and children in 1990 at the Dominican Olympic Center, and came to the US in 2006. Luchy works with all levels of tennis players on strategies to improve their game. She has a lively, high energy style and can often be found on court singing and dancing with little ones. Luchy is the perfect mix of fun and tennis for any player!

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