Edgar Giffenig meets Carl Maes
Carl Maes is best known as being former world number 1 Kim Clijster´s coach for more than a decade. As a young coach he worked with the top players in Belgium including Xavier Malisse, Olivier Rochus and Justine Henin. He led the Belgian Fed Cup team to the final in 2006 and has since worked with players like Yanina Wickmayer, Kirsten Flipkens and Laura Robson. Carl spent 6 years at the LTA as Head of Women´s Tennis. He was also the Academy Director at Kim Clijsters Academy, the Tenerife Tennis Academy and the SotoTennis Academy in Spain. Edgar met Carl in Charleroi, Belgium at an ITF Junior event where Carl was coaching 13 year old Kim Clisters and Edgar was working for the German National Federation. They have been friends ever since and sat down to talk tennis at the PTR’s California Symposium in 2022. Enjoy this exchange packed with years and years of coaching experience.