Kurt Kopp

Director of Tennis
USPTR Performance, USPTR 10 and under, USPTA E
lite

848-9200 ext. 108                     

Kurt brings to Five Seasons over 23 years of professional coaching experience where he has coached over 250 juniors with state, sectional and national rankings.  Kurt also has experience as a high caliber player with a record of 126-23 in both singles and doubles while at Cal State.  He was ranked #2 in the country in Men's 35 doubles and was the Midwest Hard Court Men's 35 Singles and Doubles Champion in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. Coach Kurt comes from the University of Illinois where he was a volunteer assistant coach.  He coached Melissa Kopinski and Rachel White to achieve All-American status in 2013.  
 


Jose "Al" Pico

Adult Tennis Director
USPTR Performance, USPTR 10 and Under, USPTA Elite,
 Etcheberry Certified
848-9200  ext. 142

Al has been with us since 2001. He is a certified member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, a certified member of the United States Racquet Stringers Association, and an active member of the United States Tennis Association. While in high school and junior college, Al won numerous awards and was ranked nationally. He is certified in High Performance with Sanchez/Casal Spanish Training System and Etcheberry certified in performance training for tennis. Al is on Babolat's advisory staff.


Priscilla Stapleton

USPTR 10 & Under, USPTR 11 -17 Youth, USTA 10 and Under
848-9200 ext. 174  

Priscilla is a certified USPTR pro in both 10 and Under and 11 to 17 Youth tennis.  She has also completed the USTA Coaching Youth Tennis program.   She has played at the college level and has coached many aspiring future tennis stars. She enjoys working with beginner players and building their love of the game of tennis.  Her experience working with young players focuses on building the basic fundamentals and a solid foundation while providing a fun and exciting learning environment. Coach Priscilla keeps the kids wanting to learn more and continue to play tennis at the advanced levels.


Bob Downey

USPTA Professional, PTR, Staff Professional
848-9200  ext. 176

Bob has over 13 years of teaching experience working with both juniors and adults.  He played tennis and coached at Sinclair Community College. He was also the assistant coach at Wright State University.  Bob coached and instructed at the Cincinnati Five Seasons when it opened in 2001 and then went to Springhurst Tennis Center in Louisville as junior director.  He has worked with nationally ranked juniors that received scholarships at top Division 1 schools including Notre Dame, University of Kentucky and Xavier.  Bob enjoys working with young junior players and helping them develop into better players and teaching them how to enjoy tennis as a life long sport.

 

Alex Stapleton

Performance Trainer and Staff Professional
USPTR Performance, USPTR 11-17 Youth, USPTR 10 and Under

NASM PT Sports Performance
848-9200

Alex works with the performance youth in speed and agility training and tennis specific conditioning.  His NASM certification coupled with his background in tennis provides a perfect match for providing the proper training techniques and conditioning for maximum tennis performance while reducing the chance of injury.   He is certified in all three PTR youth level programs which provides him skills to work with youth of all ages and abilities.  Alex is also a third degree black belt in Tang So Doo which guides his discipline and dedication that he passes on to his players.

 

 


 

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