The ITF has announced the appointment of John Goede of Surinam as the ITF Development Officer for the Caribbean. He has replaced Anthony Jeremiah, who had previously held the post since January 2006. Goede started this role on 1 May 2013 and will be based in Paramaribo, Surinam.
Goede has considerable experience and knowledge of the region having worked on a number of part-time projects for the ITF. He was the ITF coach to the COTECC team travelling in South America in 2011 and 2012, and has also conducted regional training camps in the Caribbean. Goede is a white badge umpire and was the former national coach of Surinam from 1996-2003. He is also an experienced Play Tennis, Level 1 and Level 2 Tutor and has been a speaker at several ITF/COTECC Regional Coaches Conferences.