Junior Tennis Instructors
Steve has a Bachelors degree from the University of Kansas located in Lawrence, KS and is certified as an emergency medical technician.
Steve has several years of experience teaching and coaching in the Kansas City area. He has worked as a pro at Overland Park Racquet Club, Woodside Racquet Club, and Lake Quivira Country Club. Steve has also helped coach the varsity players at his high school in Kansas City at Shawnee Mission West High School, where Steve was the #1 varsity singles player sophomore through senior years. He achieved a sectional ranking as a junior player in the Missouri Valley area, and also played college tennis for Johnson County Community College, where he was the #3 singles player and a quarterfinalist at nationals. Steve finished 2007 ranked # 5 in Colorado at the championship level. In June 2008, he was hired as the Assistant Tennis Coach at the University of Northern Colorado working with both the men's and women's teams. In January 2008, Steve was one of 17 coaches nationally to be selected to the USTA High Performance Coaching Camp in Boca Raton, Florida.
Steve enjoys traveling as often as possible, hiking, and trail running. He has a passion for college sports and will talk University of Kansas basketball with anyone willing to listen.
"I believe that footwork is the foundation for solid technique. All of the junior classes emphasize constant movement and footwork. I primarily teach the USPTA modern coaching technique to my students. The open stance groundstrokes and semi-western grip will be introduced to all players when they are ready. I believe that tennis classes should be fun at all levels, and teaching game-based drills enhances the enjoyment of the game. I also focus on shot selection and tactical considerations with more advanced players."
A Colorado-native, Ken is a tennis enthusiast. Ken comes to us from Wyoming where he coached for Frontier Park Family Tennis Center, where he excelled as Director of 10 and under tennis. Ken coached some of Wyoming’s brightest 10U players. Recently Ken assisted at the 2014 Adidas Summer Tennis Camp as a visiting pro and plans to participate in more camps in the future. PTR Certified, Ken loves working with all ages and levels. Ken was a 4-year letterman for his High school and continues to compete now. When not on court, you can find him on a yoga mat or at church playing drums. Ken always loves talking about music.
Eric attended the University of Colorado at Boulder before becoming certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association in the Spring of 2009.
Eric is currently working on his 3rd year of teaching here at Longmont Athletic Club. He began teaching several years ago at various tennis camps in the summer in Colorado Springs where he grew up. There he also assisted with his former high school team where he played varsity #1 singles his senior year. Eric also placed 2nd at the state level in doubles his sophomore year. He then went on to attend John Newcombe Tennis Academy for 3 months before making the CU Club Tennis Team. Eric has a current ranking of #11 at the Colorado singles championship level.
Eric loves playing basketball and golf in addition to tennis. He is passionate about most sports and loves to debate with people.
Eric loves the game of tennis and really enjoys helping others achieve their personal tennis goals. He believes that repetition and proper instruction lead to a fundamentally sound game and tennis success. Although he recommends the modern tennis game, he concentrates on teaching a style that is attainable for that particular players abilities. Most of all Eric believes in having fun!