Monica Yajima

Monica Yajima

Monica is a dedicated tennis professional with a strong playing background, as well as a successful teaching background.

Education: Double-Majored in Integrated Communications and Human Resources at The Dolan Business School at Fairfield University.

-        CPR/First Aid Certification
-        USTA Background check
-        USPTA Professional 1

Playing Background/Highlights:
-        Junior Australian Open, US Open, and Wimbledon (Qualifying 2008, 2009)
-        4 international titles, 2 national singles titles
-        Rankings

-        Fairfield University Women’s Tennis Team (2010-2014)

Year of Certification: 2014
Years of Experience:

Previous Positions:
-        Lead Coach of Junior Training at Saw Mill Club, Mount Kisco, NY.
-        Staff Professional at New York Athletic Club, Pelham, NY.

Teaching Style: Work Hard, Play Harder.

Teaching Philosophy: The right way to play tennis is injury-free, fun, and constantly evolving.

Person having the greatest impact on your tennis: My Grandma

Person having the greatest influence on your teaching: Former coaches and students

Favorite Male Player: Roger Federer, Andre Agassi

Favorite Female Player: Justine Henin

Best Win:
- 11-9; down from 2-9 in the super; 12’s Sectional, Randall’s Island.
- 15-1 record at #1 singles as a freshman at Fairfield University finishing on a 10 match win streak

Worst Loss:
- Eugenie Bouchard (89) 6-4, 2-6, 6-0; Australian Open Junior Qualifying (2009)
- Monica Puig (52) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5; 32nd International Casablanca Junior Cup (2010)

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