Amanda Wu

Amanda Wu


Amanda Wu
Certification/Level: USPTR P1/ CPR and First Aid Certified, 10 and under Youth Tennis certified

Education/Degree: BA in Anthropology, minored in Business Administration and Theology, St.Johns University (Queens Campus), Deans list from 2010-2013, Graduated Cum laude

Playing Background/Highlights:  
1. Juniors: 2002 Gold Medal Zonals Eastern Section team, 2004 Silver Medals Zonals Eastern Section team, Top 100 Nationally from 2004-2007, One Eastern Section Tiger Tournament 2007, 2007 reached 70 in national rankings, top 10 Eastern Section from 2004-2008.
2. College: Played 2008-2009 for Carnegie Mellon University, played number 2 singles and number 3 doubles, Clinched first ever indoor national championships for CMU Woman’s Tennis team in school history. NCAA D3 quarter finalist in team and singles events.
3. Professional: Florida US Open playoffs 2013

Teaching Experience:
Year of certification 2013            
Years of experience: 3

Other positions in tennis (career & volunteer): Assisting coach for Carlos Maldonado under Dead Set inc. from 2013-2015. Coached Dakota Fordham. Trained with Quinton Veg/ Hediye Karabay

Teaching Style: Cooperative  
Teaching Philosophy: Tennis is just a game so players should have fun and learn in the same time through game-based situational drills.   

Person having the greatest impact on your tennis: My parents, Marvin Jeffery
Person having the greatest influence on your teaching: Rick Ferman, and everyone at Grand Slam.
Favorite male player: Marat Safin, Patrick Rafter    
Favorite Female Player:  Kim Clisters, Justine Henin

Best win: 2007 win Eastern Section 18 under
Worst loss: North Carolina nationals 4-6, 7-6(8), 6-7(18)  

Other info: Attended World Deaf Championships in 2015 in Nottingham UK for USA tennis team. Will attend 2017 Turkey Deaf Olympics for American team. Both parents work as real estate developers. Has Bilateral/cochlear implants; Trained with Christina McHale. Competed with Melanie Oudin.

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