Talks covered by this speaker
Tennis for players with disabilities and using tennis for rehabilitation after major injuries
Ageless Tennis - Your best most effective tennis days are ahead of you
Categories covered by Robert
About this Speaker
A PTR Master of Tennis and Professional of the Year, Robert started playing tennis at age 4 in Liberia, Africa. A bad hip rendered him legally disabled, yet he has been teaching since he was 12. Under Evert Ohlsson’s guidance, Robert became a certified coach and taught at Uppsala Tennis Club (UTK) in Sweden. While coaching, he played international junior tournaments. Later he played high school tennis in New Hampshire, where he was also the assistant coach. Robert played college tennis before the stress on his hip forced him to stop playing competitively. He earned degrees from Pepperdine University and Eckerd College and worked in corporate America. Realizing his passion was teaching tennis, he used his corporate experience in customer service and a focus on excellence, to start teaching tennis full time. After four years at Saddlebrook, Robert started on his own primarily at the North Pinellas YMCA in Palm Harbor, Florida. Robert works with children, juniors, adults, seniors, and has adaptive clients from autistic children to wheelchair touring pros. He has worked with ATP and WTA players from Sweden, Morocco, Nigeria, China, and the USA, and with underprivileged children in the US, Trinidad, and Morocco. He has worked as a mentor and consultant to many coaches. Robert is a USPtA elite Professional, an iTPA Master Tennis Performance Specialist, and HPI Certified Mental Toughness Specialist.
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