I am a Level 2 British LTA coach and member of Sutton LTC and before moving back to Ireland, I coached at the Anabel Croft Tennis Academy at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. I have played Tennis and Squash all my life, represented my province in both, and presently play league and competitive Tennis as much as possible. 

We have travelling to La Manga for over 6 years, and taking Senior and Junior Teams across to La Manga to train for the past 2. The facilities are excellent, the coaches are excellent. If you love Tennis you will love this place and you will want to come back! 

- Yvonne Lawlor (founder) 

Miguel Dios Zitterman, Founder MDZ Academy


Miguel is the Tennis Director at our partner training academy. He was born in Sweden and moved to Spain at a very early age. Miguel competed in several satellites but moved to the back of the court at 20 years of age, to advance a coaching career, travelling with a competition squad with several ATP players from Murcia. 

At 25 and after several clubs and squads, Miguel took up a position at the prestigious La Manga Club Tennis Resort. He remained here for from 1997 to 2007 and his time at the club, can be seen on the walls of La Manga Tennis centre. 


In 2007, Miguel branched out of the La Manga Sport Resort to setup his own academy in Mar de Cristal. 3 years after starting the academy, his team of coaches and players joined the Spanish federation. His juniors, who were starting to show strong promise in competitive tournaments, were ready to take the next step and since that decision, the academy has not looked back.

In the last six years Miguel, his team and players have achieved extraordinary results. 

· Winning the Barcelona open junior.

· Madrid Masters junior event.

· Nadal junior tour champion.

· Winners in several of the qualifiers for the nadal tour.

· Regional champions in every single age group.

The team’s most recent (and best result) was Spanish runners up 14 and under, in prestigious Joan Compta cup & Semi-finals three times in the yellow cup (16 and under nationals). 

Gary Kilduff, Associate Coach

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Gary Kilduff is one of our associate coaches. He is an Irish Level 1 full time coach, International and Inter-provincial Player. 

Gary is a Tennis Lead for the larger groups who travel out to La Manga. Any specific things you want to work on with your Tennis, Gary can provide further additional private lessons to you, while in La Manga. He can also meet with players ahead of any tours and provide lessons before they travel. 

Gary knows what it is like to be a top national players and obtained a Tennis scholarship to the United States where he continued to play Varsity league tennis at the top level of men's Tennis.  There is no end to Gary's list of achievements, but a few are: 

  • Irish Veterans International Men's Over 35's and 40's 2015-Present
  • Leinster Veteran's Inter-provincial Men's Over 35's and 40's 2015-Present
  • Top #4 Ranked Irish Junior International 1990-1997
  • Leinster Men's Senior Inter-provincial Team 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2010
  • US Collegiate Tennis Scholarship NCAA Division 1 2000-2004
  • DLTC Men's Premier League player @Malahide LTC
  • Tennis Ireland Licensed Coach Level 1 

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