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Xavier Luscan - Tennis Coach


Xavier Luscan

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  Aristotle

I am a French tennis coach from Paris. It is all about passion and transmission. Tennis is a game of many virtues, which builds character.  Coaching tennis is a great human adventure because it is so mental, aside from the technic fundamentals of the game. It involves the capacity to adapt, frequently question yourself and understand who you are dealing with to better help them. I love shaping athletes and teaching them the tools to perform.


PARIS TENNIS CLUB, FRANCE  – September 2004 – June 2005 

  • Successfully completed the Official French Coaching Degree (BEES1°)

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (FSU) January 2000 – June 2002

  • Bachelor Of Science, majoring in International affairs
  • Full athletic scholarship
  • Named to the ACC academic honor roll and an ITA scholar athlete in recognition of my academic achievements.


  • Studying communication with an athletic scholarship


Coaching times & fees
  • Please contact Xavier directly for more information on his availability and tennis coaching fees.
  • He can be contacted using email on xavierluscan@hotmail.com
  • Or using telephone or WhatsApp on +33788454383

Further information


  • French: Native
  • English: Bilingual
  • Spanish: Easily spoken and written


  • Married to Elodie Bochel and proud father of Eliott and Jeanne.



I grew up in Paris France where I learned tennis from some of the best coaches in the world. Throughout my childhood, I have always been among the top ten players in my age category. As a Junior player, I made the fourth round of the Orange bowl in 1997 and got recruited by UCLA to play college tennis. Team runner up at the 1999 NCAA’s Championship while competing for them, I went on to play three consecutive years at the #1 position for Florida State University, where I reached a carreer high of #21 in the National ITA ranking.

Following graduation, I went through several injuries but kept playing over in Europe. I became a sparring partner for pro players such as Andy Roddick, Cedric Pioline, Hicham Arazi, Mary Pierce, Ana Chakvetadze and many others before switching into coaching.

Some action shots of Xavier in his playing days!


2016-        Private Coaching

In July 2016, after almost five years of travelling around the globe and although it was very enriching, I decided to take a break from the federation to reduce my travelling days and spend more time with my family. I started to coach in the Paris area where I live, focusing mostly on highly motivated junior athletes aged 12 to 18, who were showing a true grit for competition.

I also developed a leisure clientele over time but the core of my work remains building and collaborating with competitive athletes to help them perform at the highest level possible.

During the last four years I have helped some pro players get back on tour after an injury. While working as a private coach, I have also deepened my knowledge of specific physical training for tennis. It has helped me tremendously to have a greater impact on their game. Last but not least, I encourage my players to raise their awareness about the mental and physical virtues of yoga practice, the importance of proper food consumption and sleep.

2012-2016 French Tennis Federation (FFT)

As a national coach for the FFT based in Roland Garros, I worked in the women’s department U18 with girls competing in 10000$ / 25000$ ITF events for almost two years. In September 2014 I was appointed for a new mission to develop French rising talents on the junior ITF circuit. I trained two promising young athletes U14, Yasmine Mansouri and Clara Burel. Yasmine reached a top 30 junior ITF ranking and Clara ended up #1 Junior in the world in 2018. Both are now competing on tour and building their career.

2007-2012 Tennis Club de Paris (TCP)

As a Head Coach I had several missions:

  • Developing highly competitive junior players from U8 to U18
  • Coaching Pro players using our exceptional facilities as a practice base during the Fall and in between tournaments. I always managed to travel with players to have a more significant impact and understanding of obstacles, which may arise during competition.
  • Organization of a tournament and a tennis camp during Easter as well as a summer tour with players aged 12 and above.
  • While working at TCP I also became captain of the women’s first Team and coached in 5 grand Slam events. French open (2011, 2012), Wimbledon (2011, 2012), US Open 2011.
  • Pro players I coached and traveled with: Augustin Gensse, Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy, Audrey Bergot, and Stephanie Foretz.

April-December 2006 Saddlebrook Tennis Academy

  • Training and sparring with junior and pro players such as Martin Verkerk, Jeff Morrison, Ricardas Berankis, Martina Hingis, Jelena Dokic…

2005-2006 Michigan State University (MSU)

  • I became the Women’s Assistant Coach under Head Coach Tim Bauer.

2004-2005 Tennis Club de Paris (TCP)

  • I worked with players of all ages and levels while completing my first degree coaching certificate. I also coached and travelled with Olivia Sanchez #250 WTA at that time, participating in my first challengers mostly over Europe




I have had the pleasure to work with Xavier during my pro career when I was ranked top 300 ATP. I had chosen to take him as a coach for the technical and tactical expertise he had shown at a high level, but also for his human qualities I needed and because I trusted him outside the court. He was very passionate and caring about what we were doing each day. What struck me the most is that he always worked with a positive state of mind, putting my progress ahead of my winning record. Thanks to Xavier, I grew up tennistically and on a human stand point. He clearly contributed to my career and helped me reach my best ranking of #138 ATP. Thanx Xav!

Augustin Gensse (former #138 ATP)


Xavier was my coach for almost a year back in 2007. He helped me win my first ITF 10000$ Future in Slovenia. We really worked hard all year long and I ended up making a pretty big jump in the ATP ranking that year. Xavier was very committed and dedicated to improve my game especially technically where I wanted to clean things up, but also on the mental approach in competition. Xavier was always positive, professional, tough but also fair. He is the kind of coach you badly want to have in your corner.

Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy (Former #146 ATP, now Bianca andreescu’s agent for Octagon)


With Xavier we grew up knowing each other, but our roads took different paths as he went to play College tennis while I played on tour. I was a professional tennis player for 10 years already when we met again at the Tennis Club of Paris in the fall of 2010. I was looking for a coach and someone who could travel with me sometimes. When we started, I remember I was lost with my game, lost in my head. I needed to focus on what I was good at and how I was supposed to play to be efficient. We talked about tactics for a while and he made me understand that I liked it when things were simple. Few weeks later, I felt much better on court and started to compete at a higher level. He found time to follow me on tour, which was very important to see what we had worked on and to make some adjustments. We had a really good relationship on and off the court. I have to confess that I hated heat so he had the good idea to go practice in Florida where he pushed me hard before the US Open. Consequently, I played well there and qualified for the main draw. Shortly after that I came back to #70 WTA. It was a fun 2 years working with him!

Stephanie Foretz (ex pro player #62 WTA in singles, #42 WTA in doubles)