Director of Tennis
USPTR Performance, USPTR 10 and under, USPTA Elite
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.
Director of Junior Tennis
Dan played on the ATP tour where he reached 175th on the tour. He has coached over 12 state champions, 1 national champion and 3 All-Americans. His expertise has produced over 40 college level student athletes earning over $2,000,000 in scholarships. Dan was named to the Tennis Magazines Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team.
Jose "Al" Pico
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.
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.
A 2013 graduate of Upper Arlington High School, she finished her career at Wright State University as the school's all-time leader in doubles wins with 89 and 5th all-time in combined single and doubles wins with 147. During her career, she helped Wright State advanced to the Horizon League Conference Championship in 2016 and 2017 seasons. Elaine has previosly coached at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Theer she led two GCTA teams to succcess, was heavily involved wiht junior programs including all levels, and provided private instruction. Her coaching style focuses on technical skills,keeping high energy, all while improving mental toughness on the court. It is important to her to work through these three areas to make each player the best they can be. She has an excitement and eagerness to be involved in the development of players of all ages.