Sam is originally from the Big Island, HI. At the age of fourteen, he left home to train at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL where he competed and trained with top ranked players from all over the world. He attended the academy for five years under the Bollettieri philosophy while training and traveling for international junior tennis tournaments. He has over five years of teaching experience covering the variety of levels from beginners, adults to nationally ranked junior players. Wants to work with anyone who is willing to learn of all ages and abilities. Building a strong technical foundation by focusing on the biomechanics of the body is the key to stroke and movement production while solidifying your basic fundamentals. Thankfully for SKTA, he ended up in Scottsdale, Arizona for school and fell in love with teaching the game of tennis.