I have been blessed to have a wonderfully varied and rewarding 38 year career in the tennis industry. It has taken me to over 30 countries while developing new programs for first class clubs, resorts, and academies in 6 different nations. I have owned a world-class tennis and fitness club in Florida for 10 years. Students I have taught range from 3 years to 85 years old and from absolute beginners with no athletic ability to juniors who went on to win Olympic medals and dozens of Grand Slam titles. . In addition to those I have coached directly, I have been able to share my passion for the game by training thousands of coaches, writing articles and books, and being part of some of the revolutionary trends in the sport.
I was fortunate to have had a mentor who was a true visionary, so I was teaching the modern forehand (open stance, semi-western grip, prepare with the shoulder turn) starting in 1974. When Cardio Tennis began in 2005, I was an original member of the Speakers Team that trained coaches throughout the world. My goal has always been to make the game as easy and as fun as possible for anyone of any ability level.
During my travels I have also been on a quest for personal growth and fulfillment. I have participated in numerous workshops outside of tennis and fitness, ranging from wealth creation and business development to teambuilding and spiritual growth. The concept of how people learn and what is truly fulfilling to them has always fascinated me.
My purpose in sharing Tennis From The Heart is to bring together all I have experienced in my unique journey to create a new paradigm for approaching the beautiful sport of tennis. It is not about me, it is about you and those you love. My goal is to provide you with the most modern techniques, training, and tools to inspire you to fully enjoy all tennis has to offer. Not only can tennis provide immense pleasure while playing, it is also a wonderful forum for personal growth and self-discovery while developing the skills needed to be a champion in life. It would be an honor to get to know you and to coach you in whatever way I can to help you fully realize the unlimited potential you have within you.