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It would not be possible to bring you fresh content daily at TennisRecruiting.net without the time and talent of many former coaches and tennis experts. The following individuals have contributed to one or more articles at TennisRecruiting.net.

Patrick Albán
Patrick Albán is the founder and director of Mental Training at SPMI in South Florida. Albán played college tennis at Barry University where he also served as an adjunct professor. At SPMI, Albán has worked with hundreds of junior, college, WTA, and ATP tennis players. He also partners with Rick Macci Tennis Academy and the Cañas Tennis Academy.
Dede Allen
Dede Allen is a world-renowned college recruiting expert who is intimately familiar with both college and junior tennis. Formerly the ACC Coach of the Year at Wake Forest University, Allen now presents seminars throughout the country to prospective college tennis players.
Benjamin Belletto
Ben Belletto is the men's tennis coach and director of tennis at at Linfield College, a position he has held since 2015. Prior to Linfield, Belletto was successful at Pomona-Pitzer (men) from 2003-2013, and Whittier (men and women) from 2013-15. Belletto has coached several ITA All-American singles and doubles players, and he has served as the National Rankings Chair for the Oracle/ITA Division III Men's College Tennis Rankings.
Martin Blackman
Martin Blackman was head coach of the American University Men from 2001-05, leading the Eagles (74-46 overall, 21-3 Patriot League) to three conference titles. Blackman earned Patriot Coach of the Year honors all four years. As an undergraduate at Stanford, he was part of two NCAA championship teams. Today, Blackman is Director of Tennis at the Tennis Center at College Park (TCCP) in Maryland and serves on the USTA Board of Directors.
Nick Bollettieri
Nick Bollettieri is a living legend - and one of the most influential men in the game of tennis. In 1978, he founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, arguably the most successful tennis academy in the world. Bolletieri has personally coached nine men and women that achieved a #1 world ranking. Based in Bradenton, Fla., Bolletieri continues his work as a coach, speaker, and innovator.
Andy Brandi
Andy Brandi coached the University of Florida Women for seventeen years. One of the most successful coaches in the country, Brandi led his team to 18 NCAA titles, including four team and four singles titles. He has been named National Coach of the Year multiple times by both the ITA and USPTA. Brandi is currently a partner at the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in Fort Lauderdale.
Annette Broersma
Annette Broersma is well known throughout the junior tennis world as a national tournament director and recruiting expert. She routinely educates junior players and parents as well as high school and community college counselors on strategies for finding the right college. Broersma is a regular contributor to Wilson Sporting Goods' High School Coach Newsletter and College Tennis Online, and she is currently on the Speaker's Bureau for Wilson.
Tim Cass
Tim Cass had an impressive run as head coach at Texas A&M from 1997-2006. Under his leadership, the Aggies won four Big 12 championships, advanced to the NCAA championships every year and the Sweet 16 six consecutive years. Texas A&M also led the nation in attendance, and Cass raised $4 million to enhance the tennis program and facilities. In 2006 Cass returned to New Mexico, his alma mater, as senior associate athletics director.
Harry Cicma
Harry Cicma covers tennis and other athletic stories for NBC Sports, writing articles and producing video segments. He is the co-founder and host of World Tennis a weekly tennis show on NESN, and host of of Tennis Live Radio's College Corner. Cicma is a former ATP player who had a distinguished college career at Rutgers.
Ron Cioffi
After nearly 20 years working for daily newspapers, Ron Cioffi co-founded TennisReporters.net. He has written for Tennis, TennisIndustry and Inside Tennis magazines, served as media director of the BB&T Atlanta Open and as a volunteer for USTA Southern and Middle States. Currently, Cioffi works as USTA Southern Director of Communications, webmaster of the International Tennis Writers Assn. website and is a board member of the Atlanta Professional Tennis Umpires Assn.
Casey Cooper, Ph.D.
Dr. Casey Cooper is a licensed psychologist who specializes in sports psychology. She has worked with athletes, their families and teams since 1997 and has served on staff at USC and UCLA. A recent regular on AM 570 Radio and Parenting Orange County Magazine contributor, Dr. Casey enjoys sharing her insights with parents and coaches. Learn more about Dr. Casey at DrCaseyCooper.com.
Gary Curreri
Gary Curreri is an award-winning freelance photojournalist based in South Florida. His stories frequent the South Florida Sun Sentinel Community News sections, in addition to providing high school and soccer coverage for the publication. He covers every sport under the sun from pro sports to junior tennis.
Sonny Dearth
Sonny Dearth is a writer and copy editor, primarily for the sports section, at the Daily Press newspaper and dailypress.com Web site in Newport News, Va. Dearth has more than 40 years of experience in tennis. He is a former state high school champion who has served as a volunteer assistant coach in Virginia, where he started for four years at James Madison in the late 1980s.
John DenBoer
John W. DenBoer, Ph.D., U.S.P.T.A., is a former collegiate tennis player with an array of tennis teaching experience. He was a 4-time Most Valuable Player award and 4-time Academic All-Conference selection and played No. 1 singles and doubles throughout college (1996-2000). As the Founder and Director of Mental Edge Tennis, he specializes in providing mental coaching services to competitive tennis players, ranging from club level players to top-ranked juniors, and including WTA and ATP tour professionals.
Tim Donovan
Tim Donovan was a standout tennis player at Brown, where he reached #6 in the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings - and was recognized as two-time Ivy League and Eastern Conference Player of the Year. After a stint on the ATP tour where he achieved a Top-300 singles ranking, Donovan worked with the USTA on player development and served as assistant coach at Harvard. Most recently, Donovan founded Donovan Tennis Strategies, a group that hosts two college showcases each year and places hundreds of players at colleges of all levels throughout the country.
Marcia Frost
After years of running College And Junior Tennis and contributing to many other tennis publications, Marcia Frost is now freelancing full time. She writes regularly on tennis for Tennis Recruiting and Stack. Frost is also a college tennis advocate and has helped organize many college tennis showcases, where she acts as a featured speaker. She has written Monthly Guides To College Tennis Planning for H.S. Juniors and Seniors and is the author of American Doubles... the Trials... the Triumphs... the Domination.
Peter Green
Peter has taught tennis in the Albany, New York area for more than 15 years and is currently employed at Sportime - Schenectady. He has coached for the Eastern Section at National Zone Team Championships for most of those years. His work with junior players includes anything from 5-year-old beginners to nationally-ranked juniors as well as working with adult players. Peter is a regular contributor to the Times Union (Albany) Tennis Blog.
Bob Greene
Bob Greene is one of the premier journalists in the sport of tennis. In his four decades of service with the Associated Press, Greene has covered everything from slam events to junior tournaments. During that time, he has written about great players well before they were household names - players like Arthur Ashe and Jimmy Connors.
Ross Greenstein
Ross Greenstein is President and CEO of Scholarship for Athletes, an independent organization that assists high school athletes and their families in the scholarship search and negotiation process. He is a graduate of the University of Florida where he made the SEC All-Academic team. He was also a former Minnesota state tennis champion in high school.
Sue Hansen
Hansen played college tennis at the University of Florida and served as head coach at both Pace University and Brooklyn College. Recently, Hansen founded SCCAC, a consulting company that helps students and parents navigate the college search process.
Granger Huntress
Huntress is Communications and IT Manager for the USTA Texas Section. He also writes the Texas College Tennis Blog, a popular website since 2008 that features players, coaches, and teams from Texas college tennis programs of all levels.
J.W. Isenhour
A former head coach of N.C. State men's tennis from 1968-81, Isenhour also led the women through three successful seasons, while bringing N.C. State tennis from near obscurity into the limelight. Isenhour's men's teams compiled back-to-back ACC championships in 1978 and 1979 - the lone pair of championships in school history. N.C. State recently opened the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center in his honor.
Ali Jones
Ali Jones has been a speechwriter, book editor, publicist and writer, most recently for Muckety.com. She has been a tennis enthusiast from an early age and has played recreationally on various surfaces, including crushed seashells in the Philippines and red clay in the Czech Republic and Mexico. When she's not travelling with her son to his tennis tournaments, Ali writes and enjoys historical research.

Gregg Jones
Gregg Jones is an author and investigative reporter at The Dallas Morning News. In a newspaper career spanning 25 years, Jones has won numerous awards and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Jones played college tennis at Northeast Louisiana University and was formerly ranked No. 3 in Texas Men's 35 singles. He lives in Plano, Texas, with his wife, Ali, and son, Christopher, a ranked junior in Texas.

Seth Kaplan
Seth Kaplan, M.Ed., is a Mental Performance Coach and the founder of Elite Performance Coaching (EPC). To learn more about Seth and his Mental Strength Program for Elite Performance, visit the EPC website at www.eliteperform.com.
Bobby Knight
Bobby Knight is a tennis aficionado who loves watching, reading, and writing about the great game of college tennis. He has attended numerous NCAA Championships along with 3 of the 4 Professional Grand Slams. After writing for a few different websites over the last several years he started his own college tennis blog, College Tennis Today, in January 2015 and continues to grow his audience through his active Twitter account.
Dave "Koz" Kozlowski
Dave "KOZ" Kozlowski, one of the first seventeen Master USPTA professionals in the world, is the creator of two instructional tennis videos: "Master Your Tennis Motor Memory" and "Fundamentally Sound Tennis". He has been honored as both USPTA National Pro of the Year and USTA Broadcaster of the Year. Kozlowski is executive producer and host of "Inside Tennis with the Koz" which now airs on IndieTennis.com.
Danielle Lao
Danielle Lao was a member of the USC Women's Tennis Team from 2009 to 2013. She helped lead the Trojans to two PAC 12 Team championships and was team captain her senior year. She wrapped up her collegiate career with two Singles All-American Honors and three individual ITA titles. She blogs on her college experience on Tumblr.
Colette Lewis
Colette Lewis comments daily on junior and college on her popular ZooTennis website, and she has covered topflight U.S. and international junior events as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Her work has appeared in Tennis magazine, the Tennis Championships magazine and the US Open program, and she provides monthly content for USTA Florida. Lewis is active on Twitter, and she writes a weekly column right here at TennisRecruiting.net. She was named Junior Tennis Champion for 2016 by Tennis Industry Magazine.
Rick Limpert
Rick Limpert is a freelance writer and photographer based in Atlanta. He covers sports and technology for the likes of Yahoo News and Sports and has covered tennis at all levels for almost 10 years. His website is www.ricklimpert.info and you can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell.
Marc Lucero
Marc Lucero is one of the founders of RAMP Tennis based in Carson, Calif. Lucero is a former USTA Coach who worked for USTA Player Development for four years. He has worked with Nicole Gibbs, Sam Querrey, and Ryan Harrison. Lucero was successful in college tennis as captain of the Boston College men's tennis team and as the women's assistant coach at Princeton University.
Dan Magill
Dan Magill is one of the great men of tennis - and a true ambassador of the game of college tennis. Magill was the head coach at the University of Georgia for 34 years, and he retired as the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division I history (706 career wins). He is the recipient of the two most prestigious awards available to college coaches: ITA National Coach of the Year (1980), and the J.D. Morgan Award (1990). Magill is also the curator and lead administrator for the ITA Men's Hall of Fame, located in Athens, Ga.
Chris Mahony
Chris Mahony was all-everything at the University of Tennessee. As a player from 1993-96, Mahony earned ITA All-America and Academic All-America honors. After serving five years as an assistant coach, Mahony was head coach of the Volunteers in 2005 and 2006, leading the team to a spot in the Round of 16 in the 2005 NCAA Championships. Mahony is now Head Coach of Tennis Australia's National High Performance Academy.
Vicky Martin
Dr. Vicky-Lynn Martin was head coach of the Florida Southern College women's team for six seasons, earning Sunshine Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2001. Martin's teams posted an overall record of 78-51 with four NCAA tournament appearances. Her 2004 team compiled an 18-6 record and ended the season ranked thirteenth in the Campbell/ITA Division II College Tennis Rankings. Today, Dr. Martin is an associate professor for sport management at Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA).
Tarek Merchant
Tarek Merchant is a college recruiting expert and founder of ImRecruitable, an organization that hosts showcases, evaluates and places hundreds of players of all levels at colleges around the country. Merchant was a multi-sport high school athlete and played division one college tennis for Jacksonville University. He is a certified Tennis Canada coach and has worked with professional sports organizations such as the Orlando Magic (NBA).
Allen Morris
Allen Morris was head coach of the North Carolina men's tennis team for thirteen years. His UNC teams achieved a 245-123 record and won two ACC championships. Morris left UNC to return to his Alma Mater, Presbyterian College (Clinton, SC), as the Director of Athletics. His success at PC led to his induction into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame, one of five Halls of Fame where Morris is a member.
David Mullins
David Mullins was a highly-regarded college tennis coach for many years at the University of Oklahoma. Mullins provides more insights into how to be prepared to play college tennis in his "How to Dominate College Tennis" Guidebook. Go to DaveMullinsTennis.com for more information on the book - and learn about the free advice he provides as well as other services and products focused around everything you need to know about College Tennis Scholarships.
Nadim Naser
Nadim Naser is owner and recruiting consultant at WAM Sports, where he specializes in personalized mentoring for all college-bound athletes and their families throughout the entire recruiting process. Further, he hosts college tennis prep events, such as showcases & camps in Florida and abroad. Nadim was a top 10 junior tennis player in Germany, played for and graduated from USF in 2003 where he captained his team and earned his MBA from the University of Tampa in 2007.
West Nott
West Nott enters his 6th season as the Women's Associate Head Coach the USC Trojans. In 2012, USC finished #4 NCAA, PAC-12 Champions, and reached the Final Four of the NCAA Team Championships.
Eric Parker
Eric Parker is a longtime teaching professional, freelance writer and former journalist at the Long Beach Press-Telegram and San Diego Union-Tribune. He played collegiately for the University of Colorado and now tries to figure out how to raise two teenage daughters with his wife, Cheryl. Help, anyone?
Erica Perkins
Erica Perkins has been around college tennis as a player, coach, and now in a role advancing junior and college tennis with the USTA. As a player at Washington State, Perkins led the Cougars to the NCAA tournament and achieved ITA Academic All-American status as a senior. After coaching stints at Georgia Southern, William & Mary, and Michigan State, Perkins accepted the position of Manager of Junior and Collegiate Competition with the USTA.
Paul Pisani
Paul Pisani is a fitness trainer based in Amelia Island, Florida. Pisani has developed a niche working with up-and-coming American players, helping them reach their fitness and tennis potential. More recently, he has also been working with several of America's top colleges. Additional information about Pisani can be found at his website - Tennis Fitness Solutions.
Rhiannon Potkey
Rhiannon Potkey is a veteran sportswriter with more than two decades of experience in journalism. Potkey has covered many sports at many levels and has a passion for finding great stories. Potkey has covered the U.S. Open, junior sectional and national events, college conference championships and Davis Cup matches. Potkey is currently Content Strategist for Tennis Recruiting.
Joshua Rey
Joshua Rey was inspired by his experiences as a Sony Ericsson Open ballboy to pursue a career in tennis. He has covered junior, college and pro tennis for USTA.com, TennisWeek.com and The Miami Herald. As an ESPN statistics associate, Rey researched stats and trends on tennis players and storylines. He worked on-site for ESPN at Wimbledon in 2009.
Tom Schrader
Tom Schrader was head tennis coach at the University of North Florida for seven years. His coached both the men's and women's teams, developing them into perennial powers and achieving records of 135-57 and 116-57, respectively. Schrader received many honors for his work at UNF, including men's Division II Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year in 2004. Schrader currently serves as a tour manager for the ATP.
Don Schroer
Don Schroer, head coach at Emory University for 31 years, is a member of a select group of college tennis coaches who have amassed more than 500 career wins. Schroer became the 22nd person in NCAA history ever to join that group with a 4-0 win against Chicago April 23, 1999, in the opening round of the University Athletic Association conference tournament.
Kathy Sell Smith
Kathy Sell Smith has done everything there is to do in college tennis in a very short time. She reached top 10 in singles in the the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings and was an ITA All-American at Duke. Sell-Smith was an assistant tennis coach at Oregon and was named head coach at Princeton at age 25. In five years as head coach, she led Princeton to an Ivy League championship in 2009, and her 2008 recruiting class was ranked #1 in the country. Sell-Smith currently resides in Durham, N.C.
Jeff Sikes
Jeff Sikes performs many communications and public relations functions for the USTA Southwest Section. Prior to that, Jeff held a similar position for USTA Missouri Valley, and he was a sports reporter working for Associated Press and other publications. He has covered Davis Cup, ATP, WTA, and USTA Pro Circuit events. Jeff holds a degree in journalism from the University of Texas in Austin.
Phil Stukenborg
Phil Stukenborg, a Memphis native, has been a member of The Commercial Appeal sports staff since 1982. He covers a variety of sports, including University of Memphis athletics. Among other tennis assignments, Stukenborg covers the Girls' 18 Claycourts in Memphis.
Amelia Thomas
Amelia Thomas has been the author of the Hot 100 column at Tennis Recruiting since Fall 2009. Thomas, currently a student at Appalachian State University in Boone, has been involved in journalism in both high school and college. She served as editor of her school's online news site in 2011 and 2012, and she placed in a National Scholastic competition for Feature of the Year.
Paul Thomson
Paul Thomson has spent over 20 years in tennis, with ten years experience in college tennis coaching - the past eight of which have been spent as head coach. He was the 2008-09 SAC Women's College Coach of the year. Thomson, certified through the PTR, has experience as a tour and high school coach and club/academy instructor. He has also worked in grass roots tennis community tennis development. Thomson is currently doing freelance writing and working on his first book.
Craig Tiley
Craig Tiley elevated the men's tennis program at the University of Illinois to elite status during his tenure from 1992 to 2005. Under his direction, Illinois won eight consecutive Big 10 Conference titles, went on a 64-match winning streak from 2002-2004, won back-to-back USTA/ITA Men's Team Indoor Championships in 2003 and 2004, and won the 2003 NCAA Division I championship. Today, Tiley serves as the Director of Player Development for Tennis Australia.
Paul Torricelli
Paul Torricelli is the winningest coach in history at Northwestern University. His teams recorded 332 wins with nine NCAA tournament appearances, two undefeated conference seasons, and a Big Ten championship while earning three Big Ten "Coach of the Year" awards. Among other pursuits, Paul Torricelli is a Consultant of Tennis Operations for Scholarship for Athletes.
Scott Treibly
Scott Treibly is a seasoned veteran in the world of collegiate athletics. As an undergraduate, he played #1 singles at the University of New Mexico. He later served as assistant coach at Texas A&M where he earned ITA Regional Coach of the Year honors. Since 2001, Treibly has been the Head Coach and College Placement Director at IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis.
Damon Valentino
Damon Valentino has over two decades of experience as a high school tennis coach, independent school educator and teaching tennis professional. Valentino played college tennis at Michigan State and holds a Master's degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA. Valentino uses mental skills techniques to help people perform at an optimal level. You can learn more at Flow Sports.
Laurie Wexel
Laurie Wexel is a nutritional researcher and speaker on sports nutrition for the tennis player. She is an avid tennis player - and is President of HealthyTennis.com, a business dedicated to the health of the tennis player.
Todd Widom
Todd Widom is a former 18-and-under Super National champion, two-time All-American at the University of Miami, and former Top 200 ATP Professional in both singles and doubles. He has continued his passion for tennis, and is owner of TW Tennis, South Florida's top small group/private tennis training geared exclusively for high performance tennis players.
Julie Wrege
TennisRecruiting.net's own Julie Wrege has accomplishments across the tennis spectrum - as a college head coach as well as for juniors locally and nationally. Wrege's two tenures as head coach at Georgia Tech earned her a spot in the school's Hall of Fame. A co-founder of TennisInformation.com, other highlights include starting junior competition for ALTA and novice tournaments for the Georgia Tennis Association.
Valery Yalouskikh
Valery Yalouskikh is a marketing consultant. He lives in Irvine, CA. Valery is also a big tennis fan. He runs the website TennisConsult.com. Famous tennis coaches and trainers Nick Saviano, Allen Fox and Allistair McCaw are the experts at the website.
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