Kevin played competitive tennis, developing his skills and had the honor of going to Nationals in Tempe, Arizona with a team Coached by Roger Mark of Avanti Sports and Roger Yamaguchi. As time went by he realized that his true passion was not only playing but teaching tennis. He studied the craft by taking the USPTA courses for teaching tennis.
Starting out with Beginning/Intermediate Tennis classes taught through the U of W Experimental College in the summer of 1992, he has been continuing these classes every summer since.
He soon branched out to coaching USTA 2.5 to 3.5 level men’s and women’s tennis teams at Nordstroms Tennis Center on the UW campus in the winter and spring. Kevin started the first 2.5 Women's tennis team in the Pacific NW in 1995.
Kevin also gives private and semi-private lessons to all ages.
In 2010 he started KingCo Head Coaching position at Ballard H.S. for the Boys’ tennis in the Fall and Metro league Head Coaching position for Nathan Hale HS. Tennis coed team in the Spring.
His latest endeavor involves reaching out to the community with summer Tennis High School camps at Ballard HS courts.
He is also a certified community tennis coach for younger kids through the USTA Quick Start program.
One on one training indoors in your home or at my gym in Ballard. Tennis specific exercises to keep you fit year round. Learn easy to use conditioning drills and sets to strengthen your legs, core, and upper body.
Gary is an extremely experienced instructor who stresses sound stroke fundamentals, strategic court positioning and keeping tennis fun while his students improve.
Gary was the 2011 Varsity Head Coach for the Ballard High School Girls’ Tennis Team and the President of the Amy Yee Tennis Center Advisory Council.