coach Tom Director of NorCal Tennis AcademyTom 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 competitive Tennis and devoted entirely to coaching.

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

In August of 2013, in recognition of the Academy 10th year anniversary, Tom and his coaching staff were invited to San Jose City Hall and were awarded a Commendation by the City Major and Councilman. In 2015 and 2016, NorCal Tennis Academy has been awarded by the USTA: Team Tennis Program of the Year.  Tom -too- was awarded 2015 Coach of the Year. For 2017, the academy was awarded 2017 Program of the year by USTA Northern California.

Throughout each year, Tom travels with professional players on the ITF circuit. He has worked with Pro players with ranking in the 700s-600s on the WTA tour and has some experience with ATP players between 600s-400s  He also coaches many teams for the USTA Northern California division at many national tournaments.

Along with running his academy, Tom serves on the Board of Directors for the USPTA Northern California, he is the certification Tester for upcoming coaches, who are seeking to get professionally certified by the USPTA. Tom graduated from San Jose State University with a Degree in Business Management, followed by Financial Underwriting from The American College.

In his 25 years of Tennis experience, more than 18 years has been in coaching:

  • ITF Tour Coach
  • Elite Professional Certification by the USPTA*
  • PTR* Performance Pro.
  • USTA High Performance Coach
  • Selected Coach for USTA Northern California 16s Zonal Team 2017 (National Team level 2) and won the Championship title.
  • Selected Coach for USTA Northern California 10s Zonal team 2015 and 2016 (Finalist for both years)
  • Awarded 10 Years of Service by the USPTA, 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trained with Tour players in Summer of 2003.
  • Men’s Open Circuit Player & Men’s 5.5 League 2002-2004
  • De Anza Men’s Tennis Assistant Coach in 2003.
  • Top 3 Singles and 1 Doubles, De Anza College Tennis 2001-2002.
  • Gunderson High Girls’ Tennis Coach 2001
  • Top player for Gunderson High 1998-2000

*USPTA :United States Professional Tennis Association
*PTR: Professional Tennis Registry