Tennis - Dutchman Paul Haarhuis has been appointed as Head Coach at the Dutch national tennis federation KNLTB. As per Telegraf.nl, Haarhuis will be responsible talent identification and optimal talent development.
The Dutchman will combine his new role with his current duties as captain of the Dutch Fed Cup team. Haarhuis is now one of two head coaches at KNLTB - Martin Bohm, who has been in that role since 2013, looks at preparation and execution of the various competition and training programs.
Jan Siemerink, Sporting Director at the Federation, commented, "By partnering with Paul we can better guide talent in the Netherlands to the top. With his experience he can help take players to further levels." 50-year-old Haarhuis reached the No.
1 position in doubles where he won 6 Grand Slam titles - five with Jacco Eltingh and one withYevgeny Kafelnikov. He also reached No. 18 in the rankings in singles. He helped the Dutch to a surprise run to the Fed Cup semi-finals this year where they were beaten by France.