USTA High Performance
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.
USTA High Performance
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.
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.
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.