Staff

Staff

Sunrise Tennis Academy

Heinz Shady

Heinz Shady is Director of Tennis and one of the founders of Sunrise Tennis Academy. He manages both the high performance and recreational programs. With his 15 years’ experience as a professional, Heinz has served as an ITF, ATP, and WTA touring coach and hitting partner and holds a high performance certification from PTR.

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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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Scott Smashey

USPTA Elite Coach

Scott has been coaching professionally since 1987. He has coached at every level from beginner to WTA top 30 player. Scott and his wife have 4 children ages 10-21 all play tennis. My objective for Sunrise is to develop a high performance 10 and under program. If players start with proper technique their road to success is a smoother one.

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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