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 is the founder and director of Mental Training at
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 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.
Andy Brandi currently serves as Co-Head Coach of Men's Tennis at
Louisiana State University. Brandi previously coached the University
of Florida Women for seventeen years. One of the most successful
coaches in the country, Brandi led the Gators to 18 NCAA titles,
including four team and four singles titles. Brandi has been named
National Coach of the Year multiple times by both the ITA and USPTA.
Harry Cicma covers tennis and other athletic stories for
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.
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 is a writer and copy editor, primarily for the sports
section, at the Daily Press newspaper and
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
in the late 1980s.
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
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.
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
Frost is also a college tennis advocate and has helped organize many
college tennis showcases, where she acts as a featured speaker. She
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 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.
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.
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.
Ali Jones has been a speechwriter, book editor, publicist and
writer, most recently for
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.
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
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
College Tennis Today,
in January 2015 and continues to grow his audience through his active
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
Colette Lewis comments daily on junior and college on her popular
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
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 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
and you can follow him on Twitter at
Tarek Merchant is a college recruiting expert and founder of
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).
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
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 is owner and recruiting consultant at
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
Erica Perkins-Jasper has been around college tennis as a player
and coach, and she now serves as Chief Operating Officer of the
Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
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, Michigan
State and New Mexico and a stint at the USTA as Manager of Junior
and Collegiate Competition, Perkins joined the ITA in 2015.
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.
Damon Valentino is the Director of Sidestreet Performance Coaching
in the SF Bay Area. He holds a Master's Degree in Sport Psychology and
was a former Division I full scholarship tennis player at Michigan
State University. Damon works with competitive juniors as well as
collegiate tennis players across the country. You can learn more at
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
South Florida's top small group/private tennis training geared
exclusively for high performance tennis players.
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.