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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.
Andy Brandi
 
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
 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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).
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.
Erica Perkins-Jasper
 
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
 
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
 
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 SideStreetCoaching.com.
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.
 
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Colette Lewis has covered topflight junior events as a freelance journalist for over a decade. Read her weekly column, follow her on Twitter, and and find more of her daily commentary at ZooTennis.
 
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