ITF Travel Tennis Coach

Stephen Karman - ITF Travel Coach

As a parent and a coach, I bring my personal experience and love for tennis to coaching others. Although I began my journey at the later age of 12, I immediately fell in love with the game. I moved on to compete nationally as a junior. Between the ages of 15-18, I devoted all my time to playing tennis full time.

As a parent, I have been able to instill in my children a passion and love for tennis as well. I am a proud parent of two U.S. highly ranked, top 20 national players that have competed in numerous ITF events. I have also been through the ITF process numerous times by helping other parents and their children through it.

Overall, my passion for tennis is one that has helped me prepare players for high-level division 1 college tennis and help others reach their full potential as passionate tennis players.

Certifications:

  • USPTA and USPTR certified, USPTR certified wheelchair instructor
  • Red Cross certification in CPR and First Aid
  • USTA Sports Science Competency Exam Level I
  • Seeking USTA High Performance Coaching Program certification
  • Attend numerous workshops and clinics for tennis instructors

Tennis Experience:

  • John Jay College – 1996, Division 2, Winner of City and State Championship #1 Singles – Undefeated in Conference.
  • Kingsborough Community College – 1995, Division 2, Second in State, and 11th in Nationals #2 Singles / #1 Doubles – Undefeated in Conference
  • Ranked junior in the Eastern Tennis Association (ETA), Boys 18’s – top 30, Boys 16’s top 40. Sectional, national, and international tournament experience
  • Volunteer for Tennis Smash (introductory tennis clinics prior to the U.S. Open and Breast Cancer Pro-Am Benefits.

Tournament Tennis Travel Coach……………………………….2001 to Present

  • Travel Coach for junior tennis players at sectional, national, and ITF tournaments
  • Critique player performance and discuss development needs with players instructors
  • Responsible for coordination of tournament schedules, travel arrangements, meals and tournament entries

Roosevelt Island Racket Club, Roosevelt Island, NY………………1995 to 2003

Tennis Professional – worked for Bob Ingersole, Former Eastern Tennis Association President

  • Conduct tennis clinics for students at all levels (drills, stroke production and strategy)
  • Instructor for junior development program and summer camp
  • Practice partner for numerous national and sectional ranked juniors and WTA touring pros
  • Coordinated weekly adult tennis parties

Other…………………………………………………………. Various dates

  • 2005 Zonals boys and girls 16’s eastern coach St. Louis, Mo.
  • 2004 Junior Davis Cup boys 18’s eastern coach
  • Metropolitan Tennis League – drill instructor, Long Island City 1997-2003
  • Visiting Instructor for adult camp – Nike Tennis Camps Amherst, Mass. 2000, 2001
  • Visiting tennis pro – instructor – Sandals Resorts, St. Lucia 2001, 2003, Jamaica 2005