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Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies

  • P.O. Box 565, Pinney’s Beach, Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies

Eric Thorel

Director of Racquet Sports
“With a passion for playing and teaching, my career has taken me around the world. My focus is dedicated to keep developing as an elite professional, not just in name, but by thriving as a player, a coach, a director and a good person too - training never ends!”


Four Seasons Tenure

  • Originally since 1994, now since 2020
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Tennis Club and Spa Manager, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand

Employment History

  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora; The American Club, Hong Kong; Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club, Japan; One&Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius; The Club at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore; Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, Thailand; Hyatt Regency, Macau; Cotton Bay Club, Bahamas


  • Certificates in SafeSport, Elite Professional, Youth Development and Sport Science, United States Tennis Association (USTA); High-Performance Coaching & Management, Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Florida; University BTS in Sales & Marketing, France; Bachelor’s Degree in Sales & Marketing, Lycée Jean Moulin, France


  • Beziers, France

Languages Spoken

  • English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin

Internationally experienced, Eric Thorel has run the tennis programs at some of the world’s top clubs and resorts in the Bahamas, Macau, Thailand, Singapore, Mauritius, Japan, Hong Kong and, most recently, French Polynesia. He is recognized as a USPTA Elite Professional, certified in USTA Sport Science, SafeSport and Youth Development, and a lifetime member of Peter Burwash International (PBI), the organization directing the racquet sports program at Four Seasons Resort Nevis.

Eric played competitively in France and abroad, highlighted by a silver medal at the Bahamas Games and a top 10 ranking in Singapore. He recently joined the ITF Seniors circuit and achieved a #3 ranking in Hong Kong.

Originally from France, Eric is a BA graduate and former sergeant in the French army. In his formative years, he attended a six-month high performance coaching and management internship at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida.

Eric’s interests include spending time with his wife Sunny, a yoga instructor and Mandarin teacher, raising his two boys, keeping fit and traveling around the world.