Looking for a tennis coach or an experienced and highly qualified tennis instructor? Riviera Tennis can offer you a team of coaches, all of whom have at least 15 years’ teaching experience, as well as a high performance tennis coach.

Your tennis coach can cater for all ages, all levels and all purposes. All our coaches are state-qualified instructors.

Cédric Goupil

Age: 43 ans
Head Coach

A tennis player since the age of 8, I have developed my teaching and coaching skills through my many contacts and involvement in a large number of events.

I initially had a literary education, but then became fascinated by human anatomy when I studied physiotherapy at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. At the end of the two years, I left Belgium and came to live in the South of France. Since I was also a qualified tennis instructor, I decided to devote myself to this wonderful job. And, at the age of 25, I started to play seriously again. I managed to play on the pro circuit and had some good wins.

I have also been a hitting partner for Mike Russel (top 100), Nicolas Lapenti, Amélie Mauresmo and Jennifer Capriati...

I realised how hard work, determination and perseverance can result in previously unimaginable levels of performance. And that’s where my journey started.... Now, my goal is to share my experience, both of the tennis world and through the ‘Corps Intégral’ method which I have developed.

Alexandre Alves Faustino

Age: 30 ans

Alexandre has played tennis since he was a child and, thanks to his Franco-Brazilian dual nationality, has been lucky enough to travel the world and benefit from tennis expertise in the different countries in which he has lived (France, Brazil, and UK).

His adaptability and eagerness to pass on his knowledge make him a high quality coach and teacher.

Sébastien Huck

Age: 44 ans

Sébastien began playing tennis at the age of 5. A former under-15 competitor with victories against top-ranking players, he has been fortunate enough to be trained by outstanding coaches such as Patrice Hagelauer, Alain Lambert or Jacques Verdier. A forming hitting partner for Guy Forget (French no.1 and world no.4), Amélie Mauresmo (world no.1) or Daniel Vacek (world no.24), he reached a playing level where he could train with world-class tennis players. 

François Pierson

Age: 70 ans

A 70-year-old former elite player, François is now our Senior Coach. He is still one of the top three French players in his age group. A man of amazing vitality and enthusiasm, he brings us his experience, expertise and knowledge of the game.