Christophe Delavaut


Christophe holds an Elite Professional rating by the U.S.P.T.A  (1996), P.T.R. (1986), and MTM (2012) and is a member of the PTCA (2015). He has competed and coached at every level from juniors collegiate and professional.

He is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University ’87 with Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with Minor in Recreation Management, was awarded Full 4-year Tennis Scholarship and was a Division II all American in 1986.

Christophe has 30 years of experience as a Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Professional at several Top 50 Tennis Resorts and exclusive Country Clubs, and was the Director of Tennis at the Grand Harbor C.C. for 20 seasons.

He is a current Faculty Member of the Tennis Congress as well as a speaker for the USPTA continuing education courses and is the founder of the Common Thread Teaching Methodology and the Proactive Doubles Strategy Method, a teaching method based on focusing primarily on the fundamentals of the game.

According to Christophe, "The CTM does not focus on the form or style of the best players in the world, but rather on the common fundamentals of each stroke performed by the best players in the world. Unlocking students full potentials would be impossible without the proper basic fundamentals.

Too often players are incapable of reaching a higher level of play not because of their lack of talent or athleticism but more because of fundamental flaws. Not acquiring and understanding the basic fundamentals will put students at a significant disadvantage to become an advanced tennis player. Those basic fundamentals are the blue prints to each and everyone of every student’s own perfect swing.

Using the CTM will accelerate the learning process for players of every levels at a much faster rate because it teaches tennis the natural way. The CTM teaches students an advance foundation platform that will never have to be undone. If you accept, understand and duplicate these basic Common Threads, you will never need to change them as your tennis game grows.

There is a very good reason why all Professionals use the same basic fundamentals to hit a ball: because they figured out the easiest way to do it so if  it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for you!"

Christophe is the author of Tennis Atlas: The Ultimate Doubles Program, a 200-page tennis teaching manual geared to help teaching professionals guarantee improvement to their students, and creator of Tennisoxygen. 


Christophe Delavaut

MTM Tennis Professional

Vero Beach, FL





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Boulevard Tennis Club






"I have always been a big fan of Oscar and watched a lot of his videos over the years and I can honestly say his work has influenced my teaching philosophy a great deal."