COACHES

boynton

CRAIG BOYNTON

  • ATP Tour Ambassador for SOLINCO

  • Former coach of world #9 John Isner

  • Director of Saddlebrook Tennis Academy

  • Former coach of Jim Courier, Allv Baker, Jeff Morrison, and Alex Kuznetsov

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BILLY MARTIN

  • Head Coach of UCLA Men’s Tennis Team (17th Season)

  • 2005 NCAA Division I National Champions

  • ITA National Coach of the Year (1996)

  • Inducted into ITA Tennis Hall of Fame (1996)

  • Wimbledon Quarterfinalist (1977)

  • NCAA Singles Champion (UCLA 1975)

  • Named “Junior Player of the Century” By Inside Tennis Magazine (1973 and ’74 Junior Wimbledon, US Open and Orange Bowl Champion)

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ADAM STEINBERG

  • Head Coach Pepperdine Men’s Tennis Team (8th Year)

  • 2006 NCAA Division I National Champions

  • 2006 National Coach of the Year (Intercollegiate Tennis Association)

  • 17 Years of Head Coach Experience (Previously Alabama and St. John’s)

wright

PETER WRIGHT

  • Head Coach of UC Berkeley Men’s Tennis Team

  • Played Davis Cup for Ireland (13 Davis Cup Ties)

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KELLY JONES

  • Head Coach of Furman University Men’s Tennis Team

  • ATP Tour Coach for top professionals including James Blake, Mardy Fish and Xavier Malisse

  • Former #1 ATP ranked doubles player

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MATT ANGER

  • Head Coach of Washinton University Mens’ Tennis Team (17th Season)

  • Winningest coach in Washington history, and named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2005

  • Has never missed the NCAA Championships, with five runs to the NCAA Round of 16 since 2001

  • 2005 and was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year

  • As a player, earned his highest ATP singles ranking of No. 23 in the world in 1986

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GEORGE HUSACK

  • University of Alabama Head Men’s Tennis Coach

  • Spent three seasons as associate head coach for the four-time defending national champion University of Southern California Trojans

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JIM THOMPSON

  • Head Coach Virginia Tech Men’s Tennis Team (12th Year)

  • Head Coach of Several Other Successful Programs prior to Virginia Tech (Univ. of Tennessee, Anderson College, Alabama)

  • Competed Successfully on the Professional Circuit in the United States, Europe, Australia and North Africa

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BOB PASS

  • Preeminent coach of top ranked juniors in the Mid-Atlantic Section since 1973

  • 1999 he was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Association Hall of Fame

  • Tennis coach and mentor to more than 600 USTA/MAS ranked junior boys and girls, including 45 players ranked #1

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ERIK KORTLAND

  • National Coach of Junior Development at the USTA Player Development

  • Former Director of High Performance Junior Development at the Riviera Country Club (Los Angeles, CA)

  • USPTA P1 Teaching Professional, ITF, ATP/WTA, and USTA traveling coach

  • Coach to Southern California’s Top Juniors and Young Touring Professionals

kleger

LAWRENCE KLEGER

  • Recently named the Director of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at Sportime’s Randall’s Island facility

  • Executive Director of Tennis at SPORTIME

  • Supervisor of all SPORTIME Directors of Tennis and overseas all tennis pro hiring and training

  • Personally runs Elite tennis training programs at Bethpage and Syosset

  • Has coached more ranked junior tennis players than any other tennis coach in the history of the USTA Eastern Section

whitlinger

TATE WHITLINGER

  • Head Tennis Pro and Director of Jr Tennis at Fox Cities Racquet Club Appleton,WI for 15 years

  • WI Jr Davis Cup Coach

  • Vice President USPTA WI

gilbert

JOSEPH GILBERT

  • Director / Owner of JMG Academy based in Arden Hills, northern California

  • Played at Boise State University, and started coaching in 2001

  • Coaching experience spans working with ATP and WTA players, nationally ranked juniors, Division I college players

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RANDY PATE

  • Founded Randy Pate Tennis Academy in 1987 in NC

  • His students have won hundreds of State, Southern and National Championships

  • Every graduate of the RPTA has been offered a college scholarship for the last 25 years

  • His most recent graduates have signed with schools such as UNC, Clemson, Wake Forest, NC State, TCU and numerous others

hieber

PATRICK HIEBER

  • Director of Tennis at Randy Pate Tennis Academy

  • Tournament Director for Boy’s 12 and Under National Clay Court Championships

chen

GRANT CHEN

  • UCLA Men’s Tennis Team Assistant Coach

  • UCLA Director of Tennis from 2006-2007, 2009-2012

  • UCLA Club Tennis Head Coach, 2006-2011

blake

JOEY BLAKE

  • Director of Top Notch Tennis Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona

  • One of the finest high performance junior development coaches

  • Has developed and mentored 7 students to #1 US rankings as well as national and Grand Slam titles

  • Has played at every level (US Open Junior Doubles Champion and Singles Finalist, #4 ITF singles ranking, NCAA Indoor Singles Champion as a freshman, held NCAA #1 singles ranking, ATP Tour Pro until injuries shortened his career)

schofield

BEAR SCHOFIELD

  • Director of “Supernational Program” at 4 Star Tennis Academy (Virginia)

  • Former Assistant Coach of American University’s Men’s Tennis Team

  • Captain of University of Virginia Men’s Tennis Team (2-Time All ACC)

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VIET PHAM

  • Founder and Director of Tennis of the Gopher Tennis Academy, Minneapolis, MN

  • High Performance Head Pro of the Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center at The Fort (2011 USTA Organization of the Year; National Junior Tennis and Learning Chapter of the Year; PTR International Organization of the Year)

  • Member of USTA Player Development/Talent ID Coaches’ Commission

  • Coached over 100 USTA/Northern Section Top 10 players (since founding the GTA in 2003)

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MIKE KOSSOFF

  • Director of Elite Player Development at Sportime Facilities (New York)

  • High Performance coach for top national juniors as well as ATP and WTA players

  • 2nd All-Time winningest player at Bowling Green State University

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BRAD STINE

  • Founder of the Stine360 Tennis Academy in Fresno, CA

  • Spent 7 years on the ATP Tour as the primary coach of Jim Courier during which time Jim became the #1 player in the world and won four grand slam titles

  • Former coach to Mardy Fish, Taylor Dent, Sebastien Grosjean, Jonathan Stark, and Andre Medvedev

  • Former coach at Fresno State Tennis for 3 years and led them to a top 25 NCAA Division I ranking

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CALVIN DAVIS

  • Director and Master Professional of TAP Tennis (North Carolina)

  • USTA High Performance Coach / PTR Pro Level 1

  • Head Coach of 26 State Championship Teams / 5-Time NCTA High School Coach of the Year

  • Named to the Charlotte Observer Sports Writers Top 10 Coaches of All Times

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PARSA SAMI

  • High performance coach, currently the coach of top junior players, college players and aspiring professionals

  • Believes the following four characteristics are vital in the foundation of any player: Passion, Hardwork, Dedication, and Self-Belief

  • Played Division 1 tennis at UMASS-Amherst and also competed at the professional level

  • Tennis analyst for the Tennis Connected podcast (itunes #1) as well as guest speaker on radio shows around the world

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ANDRE MARCO

  • Founder and Owner of one of Spain’s leading Tennis Academies (MTA) from 1996 – 2007

  • Touring Coach for National Teams from 5 different countries on the ETA and ITF Junior Tours.

  • Coached ATP and WTA pros, as well as ITF players on the Tour as well as on all Grand Slams, and formed and Coached more than 25 National Junior Champions

  • Currently working with young ATP pros

  • Racket (design and customizing) and String (stringing and testing) specialist

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CONOR NILAND

  • Irish National Academy Coach

  • Irish Davis Cup Assistant Coach

  • ATP Singles ranking of #129, NCAA singles ranking of #3

  • Irish Davis Cup Member 2000-2012

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KIM GRANT

  • Opened Kim Grant Tennis Academy in 2008 and within one year, KGTA had a client base of 800 students and expanded from 5 courts in 2 locations to 28 courts in 6 locations.

  • Won 10 professional titles on Tour

  • Competed in the all four Grand Slam events for 6 years in a row

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PAUL SETTLES

  • Head Coach CMS Men’s Tennis Team – 7th Season (Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd and Scripps College)

  • Top 5 NCAA Division III Ranking Past 4 Years

  • USPTA Certified P1 Professional and Graduate of USTA High Performance Coaching

  • Coach of Team USA in the International University Challenge

  • Winner of 12 USTA National Championships

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RON HIGHTOWER

  • Founder, Hightower Tennis Academy

  • University of Arkansas, Former Head Coach Men’s Tennis Team

  • United States Jr. Davis Cup Team, Former Coach

  • ATP/WTA Tour Coach (World Top 20 Players)

  • Top 75 ranked

  • 2-Time NCAA All-American (Arkansas)

previdi

MATT PREVIDI

  • San Diego 2011 USPTA “Coach of the Year”

  • Instructor at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

  • Certified Master Racquet Technician

  • Annual member of the Indian Wells Stringing Team

  • Stringer for the 2010 Italian Fed Cup Champions

  • Has personally customized and strung for such players as Rafael Nadal, Francesca Schiavone and Mark Philippoussis

nowick

DAVE NOWICK

  • Director of Tennis La Habra Tennis Center

  • High Performance Junior Coach to Top National Ranked Players

  • Ranked Senior National Player

steele

PAUL STEELE

  • 28 years Director of Tennis @ Sunset Hills Country Club

  • USPTA California Pro of the Year

  • USTA High Performance Coach

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Division I All American

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BILLY HEISER

  • High Performance Coach at College Park Athletic Club

  • Played professional tennis before attending University of Illinois

  • Career high ranking of #30 in singles and #6 in doubles

  • Works with some of the top ranked nationally ranked juniors

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ALEX MOUQUIN

  • Coaching at Regional and National Training Camps for the USTA and the French Federation of Tennis.

  • Coach and develop national and international players (USTA top 20, ITF Junior top 100 and WTA)

  • Chair of USTA Southwest coaches commission

groh

CHRISTIAN GROH

  • Traveling Coach for Top 20 ATP Professional Tommy Haas

testa

JOE TESTA

  • Director of Testa Tennis Academy Hermosa Beach, Ca

  • Former #1 Singles/Doubles player at Boise State University full scholarship

  • #1 “Grass Roots” developer/coach in the Los Angeles region

  • Producing top ranked juniors players for 24 years

zaatini

YASSER ZAATINI

  • Head Coach East Tennessee State University Men’s Tennis Team (8th Year)

  • 5-Time Conference “Coach of the Year”

  • Competed on Venezuela Davis Cup Team

geatz

DAVID GEATZ

  • Head Coach of University of Pennsylvania

  • 18 years as the head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Minnesota

hobaugh

JAKE HOBAUGH

  • High Performance coach at the JMG Academy

pham

CHI PHAM

  • Director of Junior Tennis, Gopher Tennis Academy

  • Former Co-Captain of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (#14 ITA Team Ranking, 2nd highest in school history)

taino

ERIC TAINO

  • High Performance Coach (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Former World #122 Singles and #55 Doubles

  • 2-Time All-American (UCLA)

  • US Open Junior Doubles Champion

  • #1 ITF Junior Doubles Ranking

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ELLIS FERREIRA

  • Founder of Eagleton / Ferreira Tennis Academy (Florida)

  • Former World #2 Doubles Player

  • 2-Grand Slam Doubles Champion (Australian Open 2000, 2001)

  • US Open Doubles Finalist

  • Competed on South Africa Davis Cup Team

  • All-SEC & All-American Honors at University of Alabama

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JAMIE GRESH

  • Former Brown University Men’s assistant coach. #1004 singles on ATP tour

  • #1 Ranked Player in the Nation in USTA Men’s Open Division (2008)

  • Touring Professional on the Pro Circuit

  • Captain of the Penn State University Tennis Team

  • 2-Time All-Big Ten Conference Honors

wicks

KISHAN WICKS

  • Founder & Owner of Wicks Tennis Academy (California)

  • Ghana Davis Cup Coach (1997)

  • Sri-Lanka Davis Cup Team Member

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JOHN EAGLETON

  • Founder of Eagleton / Ferreira Tennis Academy (Florida)

  • President of the South Carolina Professional Tennis Association

  • Head of Junior Development in South Carolina

  • South Carolina Pro of the Year (by the State and Professionals)

  • Former ATP Tour Professional (Wins Over Top 10 Players – Andres Gomez, Tom Gullikson, Butch Waltz, etc.)

redondo

SKIP REDONDO

  • Director of Junior Tennis, La Costa Resort and Spa, La Costa, CA

  • Former Tennis Director, Weil Tennis Academy, Ojai, CA.

  • Former San Diego State University, Men’s Tennis Coach, 1977-1988

  • Coaching highlights include: Andrea Tamasvari (Top 10 WTA Professional), Alexandra Stevenson (Wimbledon Semifinalist), Marita Redondo (Top 30 WTA), Amber Lieu Chang (2-time NCAA Champion and four-time All-American)

budacsek

ROB BUDACSEK

  • Director of the Super Excellence program at the College Park Athletic Club in Illinois

  • Career high ATP ranking of #297 in singles and #250 in doubles

  • Youngest Head Coach for the Israel Tennis Center

  • Coached players including: Brendan Evans (USA) #174, Dudi Sela (ISR) #37, Tina Pisnik (SLO) #29, Wendy Fix (USA) #250, Ryan Heller (USA) #108 NCAA/Illinois State Champion 2002

mlynarik

ZBYNEK MLYNARIK

  • High Performance Coach (USTA Junior Tennis Council, USTA Junior Competition Training Center Coach)

  • Assistant Coach of California State Northridge Women’s Tennis Team

  • ATP Tour from 1997-2005 (Reached Highest Ranking of 200)

  • Competed for Austrian Davis Cup Team

  • Notable wins over Marcos Baghdatis, Taylor Dent, Sam Querry, Ivo Karlovic, Kevin Kim, etc.

whitlinger

JJ WHITLINGER

  • Stanford University Men’s Tennis Team – Volunteer Assistant Coach (5th Season)

  • Professional at Freemont Hills Coutnry Club

  • Played 4 years of college tennis at St. Mary’s (All-WCC)

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