Jacob Zapatka

Jacob Zapatka

Certification/Level: USPTA Elite Professional  

Education/Degree: Nichols College
Sport Management

Playing Background/Highlights:
1. Juniors: Ranked 14 in Connecticut and 39 in New England.  
2. College: All Conference and All Academic. Won 4 Central Coast Conference Championships. 4 NCAA Division III appearances.
3. Professional: N/A

Teaching Experience: 6
Year of Certification: 2017
Years of Experience: 3

Other positions in Tennis (Career & Volunteer): City of New Britain Head Tennis Professional and USTA Team Tennis Coordinator.   

Teaching Style: Determined to help athletes reach there full potential by understanding the importance of proper movement and mental and psychological fundamentals.   

Teaching Philosophy: Hard work beats talent only if talent doesn’t work hard.   

Person having the greatest impact on your tennis: Paul Brower
Person having the greatest influence on your tennis: Robert Deane
Favorite Male Player: Rafael Nadal
Favorite Female Player: Simona Halep
Best win: Alex Barker
Worst loss: Roy Smith   

Additional Info: Coach Youth Certified, Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certified, USTA Sport Science Competency, USTA Background Check, American Sport Education Program Coaching Principles Competency

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