• Confirmed for 2024

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    Henri Leconte

    Leconte was born on the 4th of July, 1963 in Lillers, France and played professional men’s tennis for 16-years, starting in 1980 when he won the junior title at the French Open until his retirement in 1996.

    His career-high singles ranking was world no. 5 in 1986 and his career-high doubles ranking was world no 6 in 1985


    Major accomplishments

    Henri won nine singles titles during his professional tennis career. He achieved his first top-level singles title in 1982 in Stockholm, followed by wins in: Stuttgart in 1984; Nice & Sydney in 1985; Geneva and Hamburg in 1986; Nice & Brussels in 1988; Halle, Westfalen in 1993.

    Other major accomplishments as a singles’ player were: in 1985 he reached the quarter-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon, the latter included a dazzling win over world no. 2, Ivan Lendl; in 1986 he reached two Grand Slam singles semi-finals at the French Open and Wimbledon.

    However his greatest success as a single player at a Grand Slam was reaching the finals at the 1988 French Open on home soil at Roland Garros, beating Simon Youl, Bruno Orešar, Horacio de la Peña, Boris Becker, Andrei Chesnokov and Jonas Svensson. There he was defeated by the Swede, two-time former champion Mats Wilander.

    Leconte also won ten doubles titles during his professional tennis career: Bologna in 1981; Nice, Basel and Vienna in 1982; Aix-en-Provence in 1983; Roland Garros, Kitzbühel & Stockholm 1984; Nice in 1988; Indian Wells in 1993. He compiled a doubles record of 17-5 and was undefeated with his doubles partner, Guy Forget, in the 11 matches they’ve played together. He won his last 14 double matches from March 1985 to July 1993.

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    Paul Haarhuis

    Paul turned pro in 1988 after getting a degree in Economics at Florida State University

    During his career he won 1 ATP singles title and his highest singles ranking was number 18 in the world

    But It was in doubles that Paul truly excelled

    He won 54 doubles titles, 6 Grand Slam doubles titles, and with Jacco Eltigh, was the first team ever to win all slams

    Paul spent 69 weeks at the world number one position in doubles.

    Since retiring in 2003 Paul has maintained his interest in tennis and has been the Dutch Davis Cup captain since 2018

  • Xavier Malisse

    Xavier Malisse is a retired Belgian tennis player. Born in the north-western Flemish city of Kortrijk and nicknamed X-Man, he is only one of two players from Belgium (the other being David Goffin) to have been ranked in the world top 20.


    Xavier trained as a junior at the world renowned Nick Bollitieri Academy in Florida.


    He reached a ranking of number 10 in the world junior rankings in 1997 and the next year Xavier turned pro.


    His best performance in singles at a grand slam was at Wimbledon in 2002 when he reached the semi final, beating

    Greg Rudeski and Richard Krajicek en route.


    Xavier won the French Open doubles with his partner Olivier Rochus in 2004 and in 2005 he won the first of his 3 ATP tour titles at Delray beach.


    Xavier now coaches Australian player Alexei Popyrin


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  • Mikael Pernfors

    Played college tennis in the States. He was one of the few players in the history of NCAA tennis to win back to back singles titles in 84 and 85

    Mikael best performance in a Grand Slam was in 1986 when he reached the French Open final. On his way to that final beat Boris Becker in the quarter final and Henri Leconte in the Semi Final

    In the final he faced Ivan Lendl and unfortunately lost in three sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

    Later that year, Mikael achieved his career high singles ranking of No 10 in the World

    Two years later, he won the first of his 3 top-level singles titles, beating Andre Agassi in Los Angeles

    Mikael was the recipient of the ATP Tour’s Most Improved Player in 1986 and its comeback player in 1993

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    Miles Bugby

    Tennis has a been part of Miles’s life since the age of 8. He became hooked and decided he wanted to become a professional, which drove him to win scholarships to Millfield and The University of New Mexico. He turned Professional in 2010 and by 2011 he was the worlds top 1200 in singles and 700 in doubles after winning a tournament in Cuba, where he beat Victor Estrella Brugess (top 100 player). Due to a couple injuries he never reached his potential and retired after competing at the Queens Championships in 2014 and soon turned his hand to modelling. Miles is still involved in the game and practices with all the worlds best, from Djokovic at Wimbledon to John McEnroe at The Royal Albert Hall and now here at Berry's Tennis Hazlewood castle.


    Miles has been travelling the world as a model for the last 10 years. Starting his career in London he worked for brands such as Dunhill, Ted Baker, Ben Sherman, Barbour, Purdey, schoffel, to name a few. He worked in Japan for two months and then moved to Sydney for 3 years. This past year he has been working between LA, NYC and Sydney. Most recently shooting a lot of underwear and swimwear for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Bombas, Jocky, Orlebar Brown. This past year he has also worked with American brands such as Wrangler jeans and Eddie Bauer. He has also been trying his hand in acting, working on the Tag Heuer commercial with Ryan Gosling and even auditioned for the new tennis movie Challengers.

    Miles Bugby, Berry's Tennis 2024

    The Players 

    See more about the players who have featured in our past 4 events at Hazlewood Castle below

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    Mark Philippoussis, the Austrilian tennis legend's greatest achievements are winning two Davis Cup titles with Australia in 1999 and 2003, winning the deciding rubber in the final of each.
    He also reached the final of the 1998 US Open and the 2003 Wimbledon singles tournaments


    Richard Peter Stanislav Krajicek is a Dutch former professional tennis player. In 1996 he won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, the only Dutch player to have done so. In the quarterfinals of that tournament, he defeated Pete Sampras in straight sets. A champion on and off the court Richard’s charisma and enthusiasm make him a top favourite for our Tennis events.






    As a junior player, Ferreira was ranked world no. 1 junior doubles player and no. 6 junior singles player. He won the junior doubles title at the US Open in 1989.Ferreira turned professional in 1989. He won his first ATP doubles title in Adelaide in 1991.

    Though Ferreira retired from the professional tour in 2005, he still plays on the Outback Champions Series senior tour. He finished both 2006 and 2007 fourth on points in that series. He is now residing in Lafayette, California. Ferreira is currently president and CEO of EcoloBlue, Life and Energy, an environmental and renewable resources corporation based in Miami, Florida, and Lafayette, California.


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    Thomas reached a career high of number 4 and won and impressive 19 ATP World Tour titles, including three Masters Series events. He was a finalist at the Australian Open in 1999 where he lost to Yevgeny Kafelnikov and also reached the Quarter-Finals at Wimbledon.

    Since retiring from the main tour, Thomas has worked with the Swedish Tennis Federation and served as the country’s Davis Cup Captain. He is also a regular expert commentator for Eurosport Sweden. He is the Tournament Director at the Kings of Tennis event in Stockholm. Thomas is married to Carine and they have one son, Tim.



    Younes El Aynaoui reached a career high ranking of 14 in singles and is the winner of 5 ATP singles titles. The friendly Moroccan giant (he stands at almost 2 metres tall) faced many obstacles in his youth trying to progress at a time when his home country had few facilities to support his chosen profession. He was the first Moroccan to ever turn professional.

    Younes enjoyed a great career and continues to work in professional tennis. When not on the exhibition courts he can be found coaching the Qatar Davies Cup Team.

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