Ed joined the Seth Korey Tennis Academy in June 2015 - a couple of months after he and his wife Maddy moved to Arizona from Colorado. As Ed describes it, we made the move when our daughter Ivy told us : "I'm having a mixed doubles team and the girl is going to serve first. Need help."
Ed 's philosophy for teaching tennis is:
* Have fun
* Improve on some aspect of your game every time you play or practice
* Be positive
* It's a sport that you can play for a lifetime
Ed grew up in Upstate New York and started playing tennis at age 12. He played tennis in high school at the #2 singles position as a freshman and in the #1 spot as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
Ed received an academic and athletic scholarship to Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. He was the #3 - #1 singles player during his duration there. Ed transferred to the University of Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/ Economics. During this period, Ed started to teach tennis.
While in the Maryland and Washington, DC area for 10 years, Ed continued to teach tennis and play competitively. He also served as a coach / mentor for the Special Olympics. Ed and his family moved to Colorado and he coached at the head and assistant levels for 10 years at Fort Collins and Windsor High Schools. Ed estimates that he has coached over 100 players that qualified for the Colorado High School State Championships. During this period, Ed also was a tennis instructor for the Larry Lewis Tennis School.