Alex is a high performance coach with over 18 years of tennis coaching experience. During this period, Alex worked with players of all levels, focusing specifically on the development of competitive juniors, from beginners to highly ranked International Tennis Federation (ITF) players. Many of those players went on to become successful in college or on the professional circuits.
Coach Alex worked for Tennis Canada for many years before he moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he was Co-Director of the Roddick Tennis Academy for over seven years. During that time, Alex had the opportunity to work on the development of many top ranked juniors in the world who eventually became highly ranked ATP, WTA, and NCAA players. Some of the notable students include, Uladzimir Ignatik (ITF U18 #1, ATP high #144), Johanna Konta (WTA high #21), Victor Estella Burgos (ATP high #43), Radu Albot (ATP high #85), Jose Hernandez (ATP high #190), Renata Zarazua (ITF U14 #1), amongst others.
Alex’s proudest coaching successes are his two daughters, whom he coached and mentored throughout their entire tennis careers. His eldest daughter was ranked #2 in Canada and graduated from Boston College with a full tennis scholarship and NCAA high ranking of #84. His youngest daughter was very successful on the ITF Juniors circuit and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a full tennis scholarship.
Coach Alex is a USPTA Elite Professional and Tennis Canada Level III coach. In addition, he is certified in Dartfish video software technology for side-by-side bio-mechanical stroke analysis. Alex uses those tools to help students integrate kinesthetic and visual learning processes.
Coach Alex holds a Masters Degree in Engineering and is a Professional Engineer of Canada. His engineering background plays an instrumental role in his teaching style, which places a lot of importance on technique and stroke production improvements in young players. Alex’s parents and grandparents were all teachers. This is the source of his love and passion for teaching, mentoring, and improving young generations to help them achieve their maximum potential.
Kim Wittenberg - Co-Director USPTA Elite Professional
Kim is a high performance coach with over 35 years of coaching experience. During that time, Kim worked with players of all levels and has developed numerous Division 1 college players, ITF as well as ATP and WTA professional players. In 1980 Kim was the Head Tennis Professional at the John Wayne Tennis Club in Newport Beach, California. During this time Kim coached Ruben Perczek from the University of California at Irvine and a top 20 N.C.A.A. singles player. Kim was also a hitting partner for W.T.A. great Billy Jean King and Ross Case from the ATP In 1981 Kim worked at the famous Vic Braden Tennis College at Coto de Caza, California. In 1982 Kim went to Germany to work at the Vic Braden Tennis College in Goslar, Germany. From 1983 to 1984 Kim was the Head Tennis Professional at The Harvesthuder Tennis and Hockey Club in Hamburg, Germany. Kim also played club tennis in Germany from 1982 until 2000 at the Regionalliga and Oberliga levels. In 1985 Kim opened the All California Tennis Camp in Barsinghausen, Germany. Over a 20 year period the camp trained hundreds of European juniors. During this time period Kim coached and developed players such as Dustin Brown with a career high in ATP Singles #78, Doubles #43 and ITF singles as a junior #61. In 2014, Kim coached Dustin to wins over #9 John Isner and #1 Rafael Nadal. Kim also trained Wesley Whitehouse from South Africa, the 1997 Junior Wimbledon Champion and the 1997 Australian Open Junior finalist. Wesley's highest ITF singles ranking was #3. Kim also coached the Austrian ATP Professional Horst Skoff who had a career high ATP ranking of #18 in singles as well as the German National Junior Champion Jenny Kuhn.
Kim is a USPTA Elite Professional, was trained by the DTB (German Tennis Federation), Vic Braden, James Verdeick at the University of Redlands, California and Robert Bacon in La Jolla, California. Kim is passionate about coaching the great game of tennis and would never consider doing anything else!