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Former GS Champion Johan Kriek discusses coaching...

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Johan Kriek (born April 5, 1958) is a South African / American professional male tennis player and founder of the Global Water Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering clean water to the world's neediest communities. He also had an academy that was called Kriek Eagelton, partnered with his friend John Eagelton. Unfortunately, they broke up recently and Johan made his own tennis academy called Springbok. (The Johan Kriek Tennis Academy). He now lives with his girlfriend in Lakewood Ranch, Florida (USA) where his academy is located and plans to expand to include golf, baseball, soccer, football, swimming, tennis, and many more.

Kriek was born in Pongola, South Africa but moved to Naples, Florida after turning pro in 1978. His biggest victories came at the Australian Open where he won the title twice (in 1981 and 1982). In his career he has won fourteen singles titles and eight in doubles.

Kriek became an American citizen in August, 1982.

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