Lisa Stone recently interviewed Johan Kriek on her Parenting Aces Podcast radio show. It’s a great show to listen to for anyone with a child in tennis. You might not agree with everything he has to say, but it’s hard to argue with his success as a player and as a coach. His tennis academy features Alicja Sierzputowska, the #1 14 and under girl in Poland. Johan Kriek has won two Australian Opens, was a semi-finalist at the US Open, reached the semi-finals at the French Open and the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. He has won 14 professional singles and 8 doubles titles, reaching an all-time high ranking of Number 7 in the world. Kriek’s most memorable wins include victories over Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.
Listen to the interview – HERE
Johan Kriek is not only known for his successful tennis career, but also for his philanthropy. In his latest endeavor Kriek is giving back to his native Africa through the Global Water Foundation he established with Minnie Hildebrand two years ago. The Foundation recently completed a project in a remote area of Uganda. Kriek said, “It took six months to complete the project in Uganda but people there have been living without clean water all their lives. The well we built provides water for 15,000 people! We also recently completed another project in Manta, Ecuador. We hope to help thousands more through this foundation.”
To learn more about Johan’s Global Water Foundation please visitwww.globalwaterfoundation.org.