Career Highlights as a High Performance Coach with over 26 years of experience
Successful High Performance Junior Coach with over 25 National & Sectional Champions & Finalists
Have Coached players at every level:
ATP (2 in Top 100), WTA (2 in Top 100);
ITF (Top 5); Coached all 4 Junior Slams;
NCAA -TEAM: Top 2 in D-3, Top 50 in D-1
NCAA -Indiv: 20+ ranked in top 75; including 2 NCAA finalists, 4 NCAA Champs
USTA (several #1’s boys & girls, all ages);
Coached the 1st African American boy to win the National Championship in the ~70 year history of the USTA
Coached 7 different players @ US Open, during a 7 year spa
Recognized Tennis Strength & Conditioning coach with over 15 yrs experience
Co- Owned & Directed TH Junior Academy for over 7 years
Successful Director / Manager of 4 Different Companies overseeing multiple players, sites, Adult & Junior Programming,
3 Sport Athlete in High School; 2 Sport Athlete in College
Majored in Psychology – Attended Morehouse College & Georgia State University 1993-1997
Happily Married for 20 years with 2 kids, Xavier (college) & Anya (high school)
Multiple Genre Music Lover
Mission Statement: ” To Produce an Ideal Environment for Tennis Families that Connects the Community, Establishes Cutting Edge Programs, Develops Character & Facilitates the Training of World Class Players”
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Coached and traveled with 14 and under Orange Bowl winner, John Richmond, 2008
Part time coach of former ATP ranked #39, Horacio Zeballos
Coach Lourdes Carle former ITF ranked #9. US Open Junior semifinalist 2017
Designated USTA coach for South Carolina 14 and under, Southern Championship, 2012
Designated USTA coach for South Carolina 18 and under, Southern Championship, 2013
Awards and Achievements
National Runner Up NJCAA, Georgia Perimeter College 2004
National Doubles Champion NJCAA, Georgia Perimeter College 2003
All American NJCAA, Georgia Perimeter College 2003
Professional Tennis Player, 1997- 2002
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education.
MTPS-Master Tennis Performance Specialist – International Tennis Performance Association.
CSCS-National Strength and Conditioning Association
Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
USAW- USA Weightlifting Certified Performance Coach –
FMS-Functional Movement Coach
Certified through the International Tennis Performance Association, Ted is one of a 100 in the world.
Certified coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Designing and implementing off court development training programs for over 125 NCAA D1 athletes.
Featured in Late Rounders: The Long Hard Road to the NFL, Self, Eastbay, Stack, and Muscle & Fitness.
Consultant and off-court development coach for Georgia Tech Men’s Tennis.
Training and curriculum consultant in developmental programming and camps for Olympic athletes of China.
Design consultant for youth sports camps in association with over 15 different NBA and NFL player.
Former director of training programs for NBA and NFL combine players.
Featured Speaker for ITPA World Tennis Fitness Conference, AIA International Coaches Seminar, Rohan Bopanna Tennis , Academy Bangalore India and Beijing Sports University, China.
As a Master Tennis Performance Specialist Ted believes in the optimization of every professional athlete.. As a, Ted brings a unique philosophy of training which includes functional movement and weightlifting performance measures. After, Ted targets unique fitness programs for each player, from collegiate to ATP/WTA levels.
Michael was initially certified by the USPTR in 1988 and the USPTA in 1990.
He is a member of the 1982 and 1983 Baylor Prep School Tennessee State Championship Teams.
A three-time AA-2 Atlanta ALTA City Champion and still competes on various ALTA teams and plays in various Charity Pro-Ams in the Atlanta area.
In 1988, Michael earned a B.A. degree in Physical Education from the University of Richmond with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, Health Science, and Exercise Science.
He is currently classified as an Elite Level USPTA Tennis Professional and is a member of the GPTA, ALTA and USTA.
He is also a certified Cardio Tennis Instructor and a USTA Wheelchair Coach.
Co-Director of Tennis at Alpharetta North Park, Director of Tennis at Fowler Park Tennis Center, Indian Hills Country Club, Olde Towne Athletic Club and The Country Club of South Carolina.
Head Tennis Professional at the Country Club of Roswell, Pinetree Country Club and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.
National USTA Workshop Presenter, a USTA Verifier, USTA Referee and Tournament Director.
ALTA Charity Foundation Volunteer.
Head, Prince and Wilson Advisory Staff Member, as well as, a Net News and Atlanta Sports and Fitness Contributor.
Michael is originally from Signal Mountain, TN and has been playing tennis for 45 years.
Michael is very passionate about coaching tennis and always strives to help his clients become the best players they can be. He is excited to share his expertise and love for the game with the juniors and adults at the Windward Lake Club.
Michael and his wife, Tracy, have two sons and live in Suwanee, GA.