David
Sammel
Birthplace
Johannesburg, South Africa
Residence
England
Speaks
English, Dutch
Coach Since
1987

David Sammel

STATUS

  • Coaching Marcus Daniell, Richard Gabb, James Marsalek and on the WTA Tour. 

COACHING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Coached Andrew Richardson to the 3rd Round of Wimbledon

  • Helped Martin Lee move from 220 to 93, reach the 2nd round of Wimbledon and the final of Newport.

  • Helped Arvind Palmer move from 460 to 128 in the Rankings, reach the 2nd round at Wimbledon three times and several Challenger Finals. 

  • Coached Barry Cowan to a ranking of 150, a 5-set match against Pete Sampras at Wimbledon and 2 Challenger titles

  • Coached Liam Broady from 346 to 164 and onto the Davis Cup team

  • Coached Miles Maclagan when he played Davis Cup and held matchpoints against Boris Becker at Wimbledon. 

  • Coached Wesley Moodie in 2009 when he reached the Doubles O2 Finals in London

PERSONAL

He is married to Joy, daughter is Roxanne. Involved with Lorna Fogarty Trust and Andy Murray World Wildlife Foundation. Wrote the book "Locker Room Power". He is a regular presenter and holds workshops for several sports including England Rugby, Chelsea, Fulham and Bolton Football clubs. 

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