I am a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional based in Southern California. Originally from Colorado, I was the Director of Tennis at the Denver Tennis Club for twenty years, and, after moving to Southern California in 2009, I was the Director of Tennis at Andulka Park Tennis Center, in Riverside, for seven years. I now teach and coach adults and juniors in the Inland Empire region of Southern California, giving private and semi-private tennis lessons to players of all ages and abilities.
Tennis Teaching and Coaching
- Inducted into University of Pennsylvania Tennis Hall of Fame – 2017
- USPTA California Divisional “Pro of the Year” 2010
- Coach of Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA) 14 & under Zonals Team 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012
- Presented the “Bud Robineau Award”, the Colorado Tennis Association’s (CTA) highest honor, for continued outstanding contributions to the tennis community
- Taught and coached more state, sectional and nationally ranked players than any other Colorado tennis professional
- Personal coach of 5 national junior and senior champions
- Initiated, designed, directed and coached “Team Colorado” – the CTA’s statewide junior excellence program for the top 50 juniors in Colorado. This became one of the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Area Training Centers
- Director and Head Coach of 3 high performance junior tennis academies in Colorado and Southern California
- Counseled and coached juniors and adults about competition, motivation, concentration, stress, pressure, tournament and match play preparation, periodization and college selection and preparation
- Featured speaker at 2 USPTA regional conventions
Competitive Tennis Playing
- USPTA California Division “Player of the Year” 2012
- 11-time national champion, winning national titles as a junior, senior and professional on the pro tour.
- Played ATP circuit, worldwide, part-time for 7 years; ATP singles ranking of #310. Played Qualifying Tournament at US Open – 1981, 1980, 1979. Won two bronze medals at World Maccabiah Games in Israel, as a member of the United States Maccabiah Tennis Team – 1977.
- Captain and #1 player of the University of Pennsylvania varsity tennis team. Played NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament three years. Named to All-Ivy League and All-Eastern Conference teams
- Won Colorado High School #1 Singles Championship 3 straight years – undefeated in high school.
- #1 in Southern California; #8 in United States – Men’s 65 Singles – 2019
- #1 in Southern California – Men’s 60 Singles – 2014, 2013, 2012; #7 in United States (2012)
- #1 in Colorado – Men’s 55 Singles – 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
- #1 in Colorado – Men’s 50 Singles – 2005, 2004, 2003
- #1 in Intermountain Section – Men’s 40 Singles – 1997, 1996
- #1 in United States – USTA Men’s 40 Singles; #2 in Doubles – 1992
- #1 in United States – USTA Men’s 35 Doubles – 1987
- #1 in United States – USPTA Men’s Open Singles – 1982, 1981, 1980
- #1 in Colorado – Men’s Open Singles – 1978, 1976, 1975, 1973
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, with a B.A. in History, and a Secondary Education Teacher Certificate in History and Social Studies.
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