John-Laffnie
De Jager
Birthplace
Johannesburg, South Africa
Residence
South Africa
Speaks
English, Afrikaans
Coach Since
2004

John-Laffnie De Jager

Status

  • Coaching on the WTA Tour

Coaching Career Highlights

  • Coached Wesley Moodie who was a Wimbledon doubles champion and a Wimbledon mixed doubles finalist
  • Coached the team of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram to 2 ATP Tour doubles titles
  • Coached the team of Marcin Matkowski and Mariusz Fyrstenberg to 2 ATP Tour doubles titles
  • Coached the team of Horia Tecau and Jean-Julian Rojer to 4 ATP Tour doubles titles
  • Coached Daniella Hantuchova to 1 WTA Tour singles title
  • Has also coached Kevin Anderson, Todd Perry, Simon Aspelin and Ajla Tomljanovic

Personal

  • Played on the Tour for 15 years, reaching 2 Grand Slam doubles / mixed doubles finals and 5 Grand Slam doubles / mixed doubles semi-finals
  • He won 7 ATP Tour doubles titles and reached 12 finals
  • Captained the South African Davis Cup team since 2005, the Fed Cup team from 2011 to 2013, and coached the Olympic team in 2008
  • Coached the Springfield Lasers in World Team Tennis since 2006 and the Dubai Royals in the IPTL since 2014
  • Founder of the Match Point Foundation
  • He is married, and enjoys playing golf and watching rugby