PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

FELLOWSHIP

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Alumni

Class of 2019

Rachel Pierson

Education: Texas A&M University - Class of 2017

Current Job Title: Volunteer Assistant, University of Texas Women's Tennis

Nick Castro

Education: California State University - Class of 2015

Current Job Title: ATP Tour Coach

Aslina Chua

Education: Michigan State University - Class of 2019

Current Job Title: Medical Student, University of Claude Bernard

Leah Bush

Education: Williams College - Class of 2019

Current Job Title: Assistant Coach, Whitman College Women's Tennis

Jaime Barajas

Education: Utah State University - Class of 2018

Current Job Title: Barajas Tennis, Owner

Kevin Huang

Education: Univeristy of Illinois - Class of 2019

Current Job Title: Assistant, Atkins Tennis Center

Class of 2018

Darnesha Moore

Education: Southern University - Class of 2016

Current Job Title: Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach at Alcorn State University, CEO of Moore Quality Tennis

Jordan Belga

Education: University of Florida - Class of 2018

Current Job Title: CEO of Belga Consulting, LLC.

Alli Kothari

Education: University of Michigan - Class of 2020

Current Job Title: Intern at Raymond James

Class of 2017

Nelly Ciolkowski

Education:

  • Clemson University - Class of 2012
  • New York Institute of Technology - Class of 2014
  • Saint Leo University - Class of 2016

Current Job Title: Director of 12 & Under Tennis, Lakes Tennis Academy

Harry Jadun

Education: Michigan State University - Class of 2015

Current Job Title: Assistant Coach, Michigan State University Men's Tennis

Aaron Paul

Education: University of Virginia - Class of 2015

Current Job Title: Assistant Coach, Princeton University Women's Tennis

Greg Labanowski

Education: University of Southern California - Class of 2017

Current Job Title: Premier Partnerships in Corporate Partnerships in Sports

Katelyn Stokes

Education: Howard University - Class of 2014

Current Job Title: Administrative Assistant, USTA Player Development Coaching Education and Performance

Jeremy Efferding

Education: Texas A&M - Class of 2017

Current Job Title: Assistant Coach, Georgia Tech Men's Tennis

Class of 2016

Caroline King

Education: University of North Carolina - Class of 2015

Current Job Title: Junior Director of Tennis at Peachtree City Tennis Center

Andrew Goodwin

Education: University of Alabama - Class of 2015

Current Job Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach, University of Alabama Men's Tennis

Class of 2015

Campbell Johnson

Education: University of California Berkeley - Class of 2014

Current Job Title: Tennis Professional at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club

Eric Diaz

Education: Univerisity of Georgia - Class of 2015

Current Job Title: Coach at Coto Valley Country Club

Emily Prescott

Education: Dominican University of California - Class of 2015

Current Job Title: Marketing and Communications Manager at Theo, Inc.

Class of 2014

Connor Gilmore

Education: Portland State University - Class of 2013

Current Job Title: Private Tennis Coach

Testimonials

“My experience has been very unique because I have been able to work with professional, college, and junior tennis players. Working in each of these different fields has challenged me and made me a better coach and person on and off the court.” – Caroline Price

"The Fellowship in Professional Coaching was a life-changing experience for me. Having the opportunity to learn from the best of the best in US coaching helped me grow as a coach on the court and as a person off the court. In addition to many lifelong friendships I made as a fellow, I also gained a network of mentors within the USTA that continue to guide me through the ups and downs of coaching. There is no doubt that anyone who is seriously looking into coaching as a career would benefit from this experience!" - Harry Jadun

“My experience during the fellowship program had a tremendous impact on my professionalism including networking, traveling, building relationships, communication, presentation, etc. I have become a better person on and off the court since my fellowship experience.” – Darnesha Moore

"The fellowship program has certainly played an influential part in helping me get started in this career, and I couldn’t be more thankful to the staff for all the opportunities and guidance I have soaked in throughout my experience.” – Jordan Belga

“The USTA PD fellowship was a game changer for me. To witness and learn from the best of the best was an incredible experience. Getting to shadow national coaches daily, working with video and technology at the highest level, taking part in the best coaching education programs, traveling with a pro and getting exposed to everything from strength and conditioning to mental skills training were just a few parts of my amazing summer. The program allowed me to be more well-rounded, knowledgeable, empathetic, confident and disciplined as a coach going forward. And I will be forever grateful for all of the great people in Player Development for being so welcoming and open to allow me to learn all summer!” – Aaron Paul

"My fellowship experience was phenomenal, in a sense that it helped me grow as a coach, professional and an individual. I met accomplished, knowledgeable, yet humble people who all share the same goal – to grow world-class athletes. The fellowship encouraged growth, adaptability and education and gave me a fresh pair of eyes for the game. I definitely felt like a part of the family, and I couldn't have asked for a better summer. I am truly thankful for this experience!" – Katelyn Stokes

"The USTA fellowship in professional coaching is a fantastic program that prepared me well for what I am doing today. Having the opportunity to learn from some of the absolute best in our country both in Orlando and on the road was an experience like no other. I really got a 360 view of everything that goes into becoming a great coach. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to expand their skill set in high performance tennis coaching. I am extremely thankful to the USTA for providing me this unbelievable opportunity." - Greg Labanowski

 

 
 
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