Tennis Coaches Bios

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Saddlebrook Tennis is looking for full-time and seasonal player development coaches. Candidates must have experience working with all levels of players including nationally ranked players . In addition the candidates must have an accomplished tennis background and strong interpersonal skills. USPTA/PTR certification preferred.


 Rick Crockett

Rick Crockett

Director of Coaching

Rick is considered to be the iron man as his fitness level is an example to all of the student-athletes. He was one of the original coaches under the tutelage of the late Harry Hopman, the Davis Cup Coach Legend. Rick enables the day to day operations of the tennis program to run smoothly. Rick has been at Saddlebrook since 1986.




Prep Tennis Coaches

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Alvaro Betancur

Alvaro Betancur

Coach

Alvaro began his junior career in his home of Colombia. He was ranked as high as 60 in the world on the ATP Tour and competed in all of the Grand Slam events except the Australian Open. Betancur has notable wins against; Jose Higueras, Nick Saviano, Billy Martin, and Jaime Fillol. He represented Colombia 's Davis Cup Team for 9 years and served as captain for 2 years. He came to Saddlebrook in 1986 and is known to juniors and top touring pros alike as one of the best technical coaches in the business. His intensity and dedication to junior tennis is an integral part of the program and is instrumental to the development of Saddlebrook Academy players.


 

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Jimmy Brown

Jimmy Brown

Coach

Coming soon
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