Staff

Staff

Sunrise Tennis Academy

Justin DiMaio

Justin DiMaio is starting off 2014 as the new Director of Tennis at Sunrise Tennis Academy. Justin has spent the last ten years leading successful u10, adult and high performance programs throughout Florida. He is USPTA certified at the Elite level and holds a Specialist degree in Competitive Player Development. In 2013 he graduated from the USTA High Performance Coaching Program in Carson California at the West Coast National Training Center.

As a junior Justin spent time developing his tennis game on both the hard courts of New Jersey and the Clay courts of South Florida. Justin attended Furman University on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a B.A. of Science in Business Administration. In his time as a varsity player at Furman Justin helped the Paladins win two Southern Conference titles.

Coach DiMaio will put his stamp on the academy by integrating high level technical coaching and tactical training as well is implementing a high level fitness and conditioning plan for the academy and tournament players. His leadership goal is to help the Sunrise Tennis Academy staff provide one of the best experiences for its members and students in the Ft. Lauderdale area.

“Heinz” Alejandro Shady

Coach Heinz is originally from Peru, where he was a member of the Peruvian National Team – Boys 12’s, 14’s and 16’s. He started working with Coach Luis in the summer of 2008 at Midtown Atlantic Club, and currently works with our Elite and Teen players.

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Bruce Kurtz

Bruce grew up playing tennis in South Florida and competed in all of the local, sectional and designated tournaments. His first-hand experience with the challenges the students face at these tournaments enables him the ability to prepare them for all aspects of competition.

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Ron Perry

Ronald Perry, a native of Washington, D.C., is a Tennis Teaching Professional and a high level tennis player. His ability to play earned him titles in both Junior and Adult tournaments. He’s been ranked in the top 20 in Florida in the Men’s Open division and has also competed on the ITF Pro Circuit.

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Alexandra Sachs

Alexandra “Alex” Sachs was born and raised in Parkland, Florida, where she trained as a junior tennis player. Throughout her teens, Alex was ranked in the top 20s in Florida, traveling all over the country. She continued to play college tennis for Saint Francis University, a Division 1 University in Western Pennsylvania. As a freshmen, Alex won Northeast Conference (NEC) Rookie of the month, which then led to being named team captain for the next three years.

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