I am Certified by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association and the British Lawn Tennis Association. I was a top junior tennis player in Great Britain and gained an athletic scholarship to Louisville University and Murray State University, where I studied and received my degree in Exercise Science. I also have a two year degree in Sports Science from South Notts College in Nottingham, England. My love for the sport led me to start professionally coaching in 2005. Prior to coming to Charlotte Swim and Racquet Club, I coached at Olde Providence Racquet Club, Russell Tennis Club, and Matthews Swim and Tennis Club. Over the years I have coached a wide variety of players ranging from children as young as age 4, to adults, including several ladies league teams. I have also produced a number of college level players. The most fulfilling aspect of my job is the chance to meet others who share a love for this sport. Knowing I played a role in someone reaching their potential on court, allows me to go home each night, not only satisfied, but proud. My wife Jennifer and son Hudson also have a passion for the game and you will often times see them around the club.
I have over 24 years of tennis teaching experience. I have taught tennis at the Charlotte Tennis Academy, Olde Providence Racquet Club, Mountainbrook Tennis and Swim Club, and most recently at the Barclay Downs Tennis and Swim Club. I enjoy teaching kids and adults of all levels. I have taught many high level students over the years. Many of these students went on to play college tennis at some level. Basically, I just love to teach.
I grew up outside of Pittsburgh, PA. As a a junior Tennis Player, I was a top 5 player in the state and top 10 in the Middle States Tennis Association. I played collegiately at the Pennsylvania State University. One interesting fact about me, is I am in my high school’s Hall of Fame for tennis.
I have a passion for anything outdoors. Hunting and fishing are 2 hobbies; I have done for a lifetime. Weightlifting is another hobby I enjoy. I am a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan.