SPCC Tennis Director, Sanne Louwers was born and raised in Eindhoven, the Netherlands where she was an all-around athlete, playing tennis and soccer at an early age. She began playing competitive tennis at the age of eight and competed internationally at the age of fourteen on the Tennis Europe Tour making it to the Top 70 in Europe, reaching the Top 20 in the Netherlands in U18.
Sanne came to the U.S. to play tennis for the NCAA Division 1 program at LIU Brooklyn in New York City in 2012, where she was the number one player in singles and doubles for The Sharks. She earned Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors during her first year of play followed by an All-Conference #1 Award in singles and doubles her junior year. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Marketing with an emphasis in Sports Science and Management, then became a volunteer tennis assistant at her alma mater upon her graduation.
This position helped her parlay into an Assistant Coaching position at Southern Utah University, followed by an opportunity to work side by side with Coach Sean McInerney as the Assistant Coach for Women’s Tennis at Utah State University in the Mountain West Conference. Her love for teaching really blossomed during these years and developed further when she began teaching privately for The Club of Riverdale and later at The Racquet Club in Logan, Utah.
Sanne often says that her love of sport really was shaped by the influence of her grandfather, Dutch professional footballer, Jan Louwers of FC Eindhoven and PSV fame. It makes her incredibly proud that the FC Eindhoven team’s stadium is named after the soccer legend and it inspires her in her personal career to always strive for excellence.
Sanne is thrilled to start her next chapter at St. Petersburg Club, where her passion and enthusiasm have already made a huge impact on the tennis program. She has a newly developed high performance tennis program for juniors and has introduced new programming into the weekly club schedule.
Sanne is available for private and group instruction for SPCC club members and looks forward to helping players improve their game and compete at their personal best.