Stephan Medem is a player, scout, coach, mental expert and author. As an ATP-TOUR professional, he travelled the world for many years and won several titles. He also participated in the main- draws at the French Open, in Wimbledon and at the Tournament of Champions in Forest Hills.
Here is a closer look at his tennis-career: ITF World Champion, European Champion (Kings Cup), Member of the Swiss Davis-Cup-Team, »All American« Champion, multiple German and Swiss Champion, more than 20 years of national league in Switzerland and Germany, WTA-Tour-Coach of several players, including Claudia Porwik (WTA 25), Anca Barna (WTA 48), Meike Babel (WTA 28), Laura Gildemeister (WTA 14), Karina Habsudova (WTA 8 and winner of the US-Open Juniors), Barbara Rittner (WTA 21 und current national coach of Germany and the Porsche tennis team).
He also worked as a coach for the Bavarian Tennis Association (BTV) and the German Tennis Federation (DTB). During his playing career, he had the honour to be the sparring partner of world class athletes like Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl, Andre Agassi, Yannick Noah, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis, Gabriela Sabatini, Monica Seles, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and many more.
Before turning professional, he worked as a school teacher for physical education in Switzerland. After his professional career, Steph studied sports psychology, asian martial arts and meditation (Tai-Chi, Kung-Fu, Kali, Chi-Gong). Steph is a member of GPTCA and FEPSAC. He was a scout for »IMG« and as an author he has published two books. In Germany, Steph is well known for his status as a mental-expert for the online magazine »TWNR.de – HardcoreTennis«. »Living is learning!« describes his main philosophy in life. Whatever Your playground, the HEAD-man makes you win! In sports, job & life!