Sunrise Tennis Academy
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.
His teaching career started in New Jersey in 2003, where he worked at Binghamton Racquet Club (Edgewater) and Center Court Tennis Club (Chattham) among others. After moving to Florida, he has held various positions as instructor in well-known academies and clubs throughout South Florida. From 2003 to 2007, he was the hitting partner to top ranked juniors and WTA touring pros; such as Sherry Li and Taylor Trombetta. From 2007 to now, he’s been hitting partner and touring coach to some ITF Future’s Tournaments and has modeled in numerous instructional articles for Tennis Magazine.
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.
With over 20 years experience coaching top international and nationally ranked juniors, Bruce continues to compete on his spare time. He has been ranked #1 in every age division in Florida from Men’s Open through Men’s 45’s age divisions.
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.
He attended Nick Bolletteri and Rick Macci Tennis Academies. He has taught at several tennis facilities and worked with players ranging from Juniors to Professionals.
When he’s not teaching or playing tennis, he enjoys playing video games, working on his car or boat, and hanging out with family and friends.
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.
During college, Alex accumulated 104 singles wins, which broke history at SFU. Her sophomore year, she was named to NEC all team for singles and junior and senior year for doubles. After college, Alex
spent the summer working in Pittsburgh, PA as a tennis coach helping to lead the summer camp. Fresh out of college, Alex is very passionate about tennis and is excited about her future at sunrise tennis club. /p>