Right Knee Sports Training
I started playing competitively during my 10th grade year in High School. My Father started my brothers and I playing tennis as a family recreational activity. I inherited my Father's love for the game of tennis including the history of the game, the character traits (sportsmanship, dedication, critical thinking skills, physical endurance achieved while training, and social interaction) that are exhibited by tennis players as they learn how to play and compete in this wonderful game. I played Varsity at my High School through my senior year (1975). Then I played local amateur tournaments. I started teaching in 1982 for Arlington Parks and Recreation and the first day I walked out to begin my lesson I knew this was where I belonged and teaching tennis was a passion I was going to have throughout my life.
I teach my students classic tennis stroke form as I believe these strokes are the base of all personal form that my evolve as they grow in their tennis skill. I take the time to get to know my students as I teach with the understanding that some strokes may need to be adapted so students can be successful. My degree in Adapted Physical Education enable me to work with students with physical disabilities.
1999 MS in Adapted Physical Education- Texas Woman's University
1997 BA in Sports Studies- University of Texas at Arlington
1986- Present Certified Professional- Professional Tennis Registry
Certified personal Trainer- Cooper Institute
Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer- ACSM
All Level Physical Education
National Certification Adapted Physical Education
2002-2014 Head Coach DeSoto MS and High School
2001-2010 Pro Dallas Tennis Association Slam Jammer !
1995-2001 Head Pro City of Euless
1992-1995 City of Arlington Schools Program Asst. Pro
1987-1992 Head Pro City of Desoto Parks and Recreation
1985-1987 Tennis Pro and Coordinator City of Hurst
1982-1985 Tennis Pro