Centercourt Instructors

Emmanuel Novas

Emmanuel Novas

Tennis Coach


Chatham Florham Park

My Favorite Sport memory/moment/event is…….. a combination of all the moments from when I fell in love with the game from a very young age of 12 and was ranked the Number 1 player in the Dominican Republic until the age of 18. Coach Novas considers himself fortunate to have had the opportunity to have played, coached and traveled to over 25 countries to date.  

Coach Manu, as he is known,  began his coaching career in 2000 and has since worked with countless players at every level.  He believes having worked with Beginners and young players at the start of his career really helped him to develop his Strong foundation in Biomechanics and Technical Foundations - which he believes is the only way to have a strong chance to be your best.  

Coach Manu is a certified Tennis Professional Coach in his native country of Dominican Republic and is also certified in Spain.  He has worked in some of the best Academies in Spain learning the Spanish method and gaining a deep knowledge of the importance in Culture to a player. 

Coach Manu has been the National Captain of U12 for both Boys and Girls as well as working with the Davis Cup and Federation Cup teams. He has coached at the Billie Jean Cup, Youth Olympics and Pan American Games.  

Coach is an ITF Coach Education specialist and has been involved in training countless Coaches in his country. His on court knowledge, coaching drills and progressions and his playing level are a feature.  

Coach Manu’s coaching philosophy is to teach with values, fair play, passion, positive attitudeand discipline.