About Eric

Presently

Eric is the Head of Junior Development at Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds, Washington.  He is also the Director of Tennis at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club on Whidbey Island.

Approximately twenty (20) years of experience at the Scholastic, Collegiate, and Professional Level as a player, coach, teaching professional.

During the past fifteen(15) years I have been involved in a variety of teaching and coaching situations that have substantially broadened my understanding of how to promote the game of tennis from basic fundamentals to competitive play.

I enjoy working with people at all levels and feel I have demonstrated an ability to get along with diverse groups in a variety of working environments.

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TENNIS – PLAYING HISTORY

Professional

During and after my collegiate career I competed in Professional Satellite, Futures, and Challenger Tournaments throughout the country.

Collegiate

Competed for the University of Washington Men’s Husky Tennis Team for four years achieving All-American Honors in Singles and Doubles under the coaching direction of Matt Anger.

Scholastic

Achieved Top Ten National Ranking 18 and under.  USTA National Team Member.

Current – Open Tournaments

Over 20 years competing in the Pacific Northwest Professional Tennis Circuit reaching a ranking of number 1 in both singles and doubles.

TEACHING AND COACHING EXPERIENCE

1999 - Professional at Pro Sports Club and Seattle Tennis Club, Bellevue & Seattle, WA
2000 - Head Varsity Tennis Coach, Busch High School, Seattle, WA (12-0) Undefeated!
2001-2003 - Director of Junior Tennis Development and hitting amongst top touring juniors at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy, Tampa, FL
2001-2003 - Private Hitting and Traveling Coach throughout the United States for World’s #1 ranked player Martina Hingis, Hitting Coach for World’s #1 ranked player Jennifer Capriati, and WTA professional Anna Kournikova.
2003 - Professional Tennis Coach at USTA National Tennis Center, ran exhibitions for various events, and charity events throughout the New York Area. Flushing Meadows, NY
2003-2004 - World Team Tennis, (W.T.T.) Sports Commentator and Sales Director for the New York Hamptons Tennis Team, Montauk, NY. Personally employed by John and Patrick McEnroe.
2004-2006 - Sturtevant's Sports. Manager of various tennis activities, planning retail events, and conducting outside sales exhibition and promoting outside sales events. Number one on my sales team in the year 2004.
2004-2006 - Head Tennis Professional, Edgebrook Swim and Tennis Club, Bellevue, WA
2006-2008 - Tennis Professional, Harbor Square Athletic Club, Edmonds, WA
2008-2010 - Valley Athletic Club, Olympia, WA
2010 - Head Men's Tennis Coach, University of Puget Sound, Olympia, WA
2010-current - Head Tennis Professional, Sprinker Recreation Center, Spanaway, WA

EDUCATION

1995-2000 - University of Washington,  BA in School of Sociology
1991-1995 - Woodinville H.S. - Woodinville, WA

AWARDS AND HONORS

2010-2016 - Participant in Peak Tennis Pro-Am.  Charity for Watsons Children's shelter, 2016-17 Champion.
2004 - Top Sales Representative for Sturtevant's Sports
1999-2003 - World ATP Ranking – Singles and Doubles
1999 - Semi-finalist – NCAA Division 1 National Championships
1999 - NCAA All- American – Singles and Doubles – Division 1
1999 - University of Washington – All-time leader in combined victories – Singles, Doubles
1999 - All Pac 10 lst Team
1999 - Captain – University of Washington Tennis Team
1998 - Most Valuable Player – University of Washington Tennis Team