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Director of Tennis
Matt is a leading speaker, author, and coach in the tennis industry. He has been voted the USPTA Midwest Coach of the Year multiple times, been featured in national magazines and radio outlets, and is the author of The Perfect Tennis Parent, A Guide for Parents of Competitive Junior Player. The book features commentary from coaches of players such as Federer, the Williams Sisters, Sampras, Roddich, Djokovic, and others. Matt is the co-founder of the EX Academy (with Craig Boynton, coach of John Isner). EX has produced over 100 NCAA players and 4 million dollars in scholarships. Matt graduated from law school but has continued to teach tennis because that is what he loves to do.
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Coming to Five Seasons in 2008, Brian has been the Director of Junior Tennis since 2010. Brian was the USPTA Junior Coach of the Year in 2016, while also being named Ohio Pro of the Year by the USPTA in 2014 and Rookie of the Year in 2009. Brian is involved with Junior Tennis at all levels as the GCTA Junior Tennis Director, Lead Coach for 10 & Under Early Development Camps, and a member of the Midwest Coaches Commission. Brian has been a speaker at numerous conferences throughout the country. Additionally, he has helped bring and direct several USTA National Tournaments at Five Seasons. He has been a big part of growing the EX Academy Junior Program into one of the most recognized in the nation. Brian is a graduate of Xavier University where he captained their first ever NCAA Tournament team.
Sonny joined Five Seasons in Spring 2010 as a 10 and Under Certified Specialist. He has extensive experience throughout the tri-state area teaching both children and adult tennis. Sonny also brought 10 & Under Tennis to Cambodia (his country of birth) and taught tennis to young children in Camodian orphanages.
Eric has taught tennis for over 10 years in the Cincinnati area and has coached several high school teams. Eric graduated from The Ohio State University. Prior to that, he was a Midwest ranked junior player and finished fourth at the state finals and his team was runner up twice.
Kerri is one of the first team members to work af Five Seasons as the original Racquet Sports Coordinator in 2001. She brings a wealth of knowledge to our team as a mother of three children and the former #1 racquetball player in the world. Kerri had a plethora of significant USRA Tour wins, including most recently the U.S. Open.
Brad joins us from Chillicothe, Ohio, where he is the Head Professional at the Springfield Racquet Club. He also coaches high school tennis and is the Director of Tennis at Camp Skylemar in Naples, Maine. As a player, Brad played for EX Alumni Justin Stuckey at Wittenberg University, where he played number one singles and doubles. Brad is an Ohio native and was a two-time state qualifier in Ohio High School Tennis.
Tennis Professional and Certified Personal Trainer
James is a Cincinnati native and attended Mariemont High School, where he received the CHL Player of the Year Award in 2002 for boys' tennis. James brings a unique skill set to our program as a Certified Personal Trainer, a former collegiate tennis player, and Certified USPTR. He holds certifications in High Performance Training and Sports Nutrition from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. James has worked at the world famous Rick Macci Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. He received his bachelor's degree in Business Management from Lynn University and has over five years of experience in Public Speaking and Leadership training from Dale Carnegie in Chicago.
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Meaghan grew up in Toronto, Canada and was a top 10 National player and Provincial Doubles Champion. She played varsity tennis at The Ohio State University and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Education. She completed her Masters degree n Childhood Education in 2007 from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Meaghan won the Southern Conference Championship as an assistant coach at Furman University in 2007 and was a 2-time Capital Conference-Central Coach of the Year. She has coached at Wickertree Tennis and Fitness Club in Columbus and was the Head Varsity Girls Tennis Coach at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio, bringing Liberty to a Top 5 state ranking and coaching the 2015 States Runner-Up doubles team. Meaghan feels her biggest strength is her passion, enthusiam, and relatability to tournament-level juniors.
Henry, a native Cincinnatian, was on the ATP World Tour from 1975-1978, ranked 95th in the world. He competed in eight slams including Wimbledon twice, the US Open four times, and the French Championships twice. While on tour, he competed against Borg, Connors, Vilas and Ashe, among others, with numerous wins over players in the top 50. He reached the quarterfinals and round of 16 in 1974 and 1976, respectively, of the Cincinnati International tournament (predecessor of the ATP). He was a two time All American and four time All Ivy at Columbia University, where he graduated in 1975, losing only one Ivy League match in four years. He won the Ohio High School singles title in 1971 and was on the United States Junior Davis Cup Team. Henry was inducted into the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame in 2006 (his father, Alvin Bunis was inducted in 2003). Upon retirement from professional tennis in 1978, Henry went to work on Wall Street (JP Morgan) and later became a senior officer at Archstone Communities,one of the world's largest REITs, where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 2013. In addition to a Bachelor of Arts form Columbia University, Henry has a JD degree from New York Law School.
David G. Brooks
USPTA, Tennis Professional
David comes to us from Saint Joseph, Michigan. He graduated from the University of Findlay-Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics & Adolescent /Young Adult Education with a minor in Computer Science. He was also a Staff Sergeant for the Ohio Air National Guard. David has been in the industry for four years, most recently serving as a Tennis & Pickleball Professional, a Director of Women's Leagues, and a Director of Stringing Operations for The South Shore Health & Racquet Club in Michigan. From 2015 to the present, he has been a USTA National Zonals Coach and a published author and speaker for the USPTA.