Rob Ferrante, Director of Junior High Performance

Rob Ferrante

Senior Professional and Director of Junior High Performance Program

Rob is an experienced and passionate Tennis Professional with a demonstrated history working in the tennis, wellness and fitness industry. He is experienced at coaching all levels of tennis ranging from beginners to players on the WTA tour. He is also a decorated Junior, College and Professional player who grew up training in Westchester County.

Education: B.A. Fairfield University
Credentials: USPTA P1 Professional, USPTA Elite on court, Stroke Production and Skills, High Performance Orange, Green and Yellow Ball, CPR/AED

Playing Background/Highlights:
Juniors: Ranked top 5 in the Eastern Section and Top 75 Nationally Boy’s 12’s-Boy’s 18’s, NYPHAA Section 1 Champion 2004, 2005 and 2007, Bronze Ball Winner in Doubles Boy’s 14’s Hard Court National Championships
College: MAAC Rookie of the Year 2007-2008, MAAC First and Second Team Honors Singles and Doubles 2008-2011, 2nd most doubles wins in Fairfield University History, 3rd most wins in Fairfield University History
Professional: Competed on the ITF Pro Circuit 2011-2012 and the USTA Pro Circuit 2010-2012, USTA Pro Circuit High #147. Silver Ball Winner at the 2016 USTA Men’s Doubles National Championship

Teaching Experience:
Year of Certification: 2012
Years of Experience: 15

Previous Positions: Head of Junior Development/Head of the Edge Program at Saw Mill Club, USTA Zonals Team Coach 12’s and 14’s, Hitting Partner for Maria Kirilenko, WTA Hitting Partner, Assistant Coach Fairfield University, Assistant Pro Willow Ridge Country Club.

Teaching Style: Hard work, high energy and most importantly have fun. This is what I bring to the court everyday and expect in return from all my students. I try to share my passion for the game to all who step on the court with me.

Teaching Philosophy: Build a strong foundation both mentally and physically.

Coaching Experience: Have coached at every level of the game ranging from local juniors, national juniors, international juniors, college and professional players. Has graduated juniors currently playing at Wesleyan University, Georgetown University, University of Chicago, Dartmouth, Elon University, and Syracuse University. Previously served on the USPTA U30 Committee and currently serves as USPTA
Southern District Delegate

Person having the greatest impact on your tennis: Steve Benjamin has had the biggest impact on my tennis. He was my coach for the majority of my junior career and truly gave me my love for the sport.
Person having the greatest impact on your teaching: Once again Steve Benjamin as well as Richard Krizso from Hardscrabble.
Favorite male player: Andre Agassi and Marat Safin
Favorite female player: Maria Kirilenko and Lisa Raymond
Best Win: Steve Johnson at 14’s hard courts in doubles or Ryan Harrison at 14’s winters
Worst loss: Up 5-0 in the third in the quarterfinals of the backdraw at Kalamazoo and lost 7-5

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