- Years at CLU3
- Alma MaterCal Lutheran ('13)
Thomas Millet completed his second season coaching the men’s tennis program in 2016. He served as a volunteer assistant in 2014 and brings extensive tennis knowledge from both his time in the US and where he grew up in France. He looks forward to helping the Kingsmen achieve excellence through his coaching experience as well as his fire for competition that was cultivated as a student-athlete at Cal Lutheran.
Born in Papeete, Tahiti, Millet grew up playing tennis on red clay under the beautiful weather of Montpellier in the South of France, where his lifelong passion for tennis began.
After attending a French Sciences and Techniques of Sports and Physical Activities University, Thomas decided to pursue his education and went to study the game of tennis and teach at AS Patton Rennes Coaching Tennis Academy in France. There he obtained the highest athletic training degree in Tennis, the B.E.E.S, which is issued by the French Tennis Federation (F.F.T) in collaboration with the French Government (Youth, Sports and Education Minister).
Always looking for new experiences, Millet elected to travel to California to realize his dream of playing college tennis and obtaining an American college degree. Had a successful playing career at both Ventura College and Cal Lutheran. At VC, he became a two-time ITA All-American in doubles and California state champion with the men’s tennis team. After his stint at VC, he transferred to CLU where he earned two ITA All-Academic Scholar Athlete recognitions and was twice honored as a CLU Scholar-Athlete. On the courts, he participated in two SCIAC Championships and two NCAA Division III Tournaments for the Kingsmen.
Upon graduation from Cal Lutheran (’14) he completed requirements with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and is now working as a Professional Tennis Coach and Assistant Manager for Total Tennis Academy in the Thousand Oaks area.