Tom started tennis at a young age and progressed through tournaments, High School, College Tennis and then Men’s Open tournaments.  In early 2003, Tom joined the coaching staff for the Men’s Tennis Team at De Anza College while coaching at Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills. CA, where he worked with the Competitive Junior Program.

Later in 2003, Tom was named Director of Tennis at the Rancho Santa Teresa Swim and Racquet Club in San Jose, CA. where he founded his own program -NorCal Tennis Academy. Two years later, he retired from competing and devoted entirely to coaching.

His academy specializes in Competitive Player Development, training players from complete beginner to tournament, college and tour professional players. Under his direction, NorCal Tennis Academy produced numerous State, National ranked players and ITF juniors; many have competed at the #1 High School Singles positions and many went on and earned College Tennis Scholarships.  His players have also been selected to represent Team USTA Northern California at many National level events.

Throughout each year, Coach Tom travels with players on the ITF/WTA professional circuit. He has been working with numerous College players and Top 10 ITF Juniors in transition to the professional ITF and WTA tour. Many have competed for Junior Fed Cup and Fed Cup. He has worked with ATP players between 600s-1000s ranking. He also enjoyed coaching on the Junior USTA National Circuit for both individual tournaments and National Team Competition for the USTA Northern California division.

Along with running his academy, Coach Tom served on the Board of Directors for the USPTA Northern California from 2015-2019.  He enjoyed working with younger coaches to find a career path in Tennis coaching, he mentored over half dozen coaches for their USPTA certifications, including Elite level. He graduated from San Jose State University with a Degree in Business Management, followed by Financial Planning from The American College.

In 2015 and 2016, NorCal Tennis Academy has been awarded by the USTA: Team Tennis Program of the Year.  Coach Tom was also awarded 2015 Coach of the Year. In 2017, the academy was awarded Program of the year by USTA Northern California.

With more than 20 years of coaching experience, including:

  • ITF Tour Coach
  • Elite Professional Certification by the USPTA*
  • PTR* Performance Pro.
  • USTA High Performance Coach
  • USTA Northern California Zonals & National level events: 10s, 16s and Top.1 Pacific Cup.
  • USTA Northern California 2015 Coach of the Year
  • USTA Northern California 2015 and 2016 Team Tennis Program of the Year
  • USTA Northern California 2017 Tennis Program of the Year
  • Vice President of the Board -Board of Director USPTA Northern California 2015-2019
  • Dunlop Coach, Dunlop Sports America, 2011-present
  • Wilson Sport Advisory Staff, 2003-2010
  • Director of Tennis, Rancho Santa Teresa Swim Racquet Club 2003-2008
  • Tennis Pro, Fremont Hills Country Club, Los Altos Hills, CA 2002-2004
  • De Anza Men’s Tennis Assistant Coach in 2003.

*ITF: International Tennis Federation
*USPTA :United States Professional Tennis Association
*PTR: Professional Tennis Registry

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