Artie has been involved with Space Coast tennis for the past few years and continues to grow and establish his tennis program as a city of Melbourne tennis instructor (Fee Avenue tennis courts). Artie graduated with a degree in Aviation Management and played varsity college tennis at the Florida Institute of Technology. The rigor and determination it takes to train and compete successfully at the top collegiate level is integrated in his coaching. In addition, he has instructed high-performance tennis camps in St. Louis. Informational communication with individuals is another aspect to help his clients move forward through his personal experiences in technology, fitness, and/or mental exercise. A variety of personal experiences within the tennis realm has instilled the core principles of his coaching style (i.e., integrity,self-discipline, leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork). During his so far 8-year coaching career he has had the opportunity and honor to collaborate with some of the premier student-athletes and coaches. His first serious connection into the tennis world was with the World Team Tennis’Aces as their ball boy manager in the summer of 2009 hired by the then head coach of the Aces, Roger Follmer.
Once Roger Follmer became the head coach of men’s tennis at Washington University in St. Louis, Artie became involved in his intensive, high fitness camps. He continued to develop his teaching techniques and fitness routines with top-level juniors training for the Missouri Valley “Super” Tournament. Off the tennis court he was head of the physical conditioning including his own fitness training consisting of dynamic stretching, endurance and agility exercises, as well as core strength training. Off court mental strategies were analyzed during camp seminar where technical factors of the game were discussed (e.g., racket/ball physics, technique and mental endurance). Finally, he has brought forth business fundamentals learned through his management degree that he brings to his coaching and clientele in general (e.g., accountability by self and my co-workers,cooperation by everyone involved in collegiate athletics, accommodating individual needs for class time conflicts, giving individual instruction for further player development, and representing the program with the utmost integrity at all times). Recently Artie left the position as Head Tennis Pro at Aquarina to better develop his brand and grow as a coach. He continues to develop ladies Space Coast Tennis League teams of all levels as well as integrating junior tennis programs, just at a new location.