Head of Boys Tennis Program
In February 2008 Brian received his Etcheberry certification, and then on August 2, 2009, Brian obtained Etcheberry Certified ELITE status. He became one of only twenty-two elite certified trainers. After working in the industry for over 20 years, this was a perfect compliment to the many techniques and strategies that have been learned through many years of teaching all levels of tennis players.
- Member of the PTR
- Certified Professional by the Professional Tennis Registry for over 25 years.
- Member of ITF
- Member of Tennis One
- Coach of the Year - 4A
- IYCA Certified Speed and Agility Specialist - 2015
- CHSAA tennis coach of the year - 2018
Tennis Program Philosophy
Our skills lie in the ability to recognize and train players according to their unique strengths and weaknesses. As we continue to raise the bar in our own lives, we can share this experience with others. I am most passionate about working with students who possess a strong desire to learn, work hard, and who really love the game of tennis.
There are four recognized tennis styles by the USTA. Serve and Volley players, Baseline players, Counter-Punchers, and All-Around players. Unfortunately, this puts players in a box, and people don't fit very well in boxes. That is why we expand our thoughts and training to tailor a program that is specific to you as an individual.
The game of tennis is constantly evolving and changing. Therefore, a quality instructor should also know and implement new techniques. Not every player is the same, so there is not one technique or style that is right. It is important to evaluate: what type of tennis player you are, what your individual strength and weaknesses are, what hitting techniques work best with your individual abilities, and what motivates you.
Our techniques are designed to improve your eye-hand coordination, agility, quick first-step movement, stamina, core strength, and breath-control. Sometimes a slight adjustment to your stroke can improve your game. We will analyze your stroke and suggest ways to improve the efficiency. However, to really make a dramatic improvement in your performance, fitness is the key.
Above all, enjoy the competition.
The real influencing factor, in terms of performance and achievement, is your inner voice. The voice that can be brutal or supportive, discouraging or inspiring, childish or mature, is, in fact, the composer of your reality and provides the meaning and context for every experience you have.
Coach Singer offers the following summer programs at Colorado Academy. Please contact Coach Singer in advance of the program, so that an adequate number of instructors are available to help facilitate the event. Please register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com Tennis Squad
During the summer, classes are conducted two times a week working on fun and competitive drills, fitness, stroke development, game strategy and match play.
June 19 – July 26 (Tuesday and Thursday), with the exception of July 3 and July 5
Cost is $25/time Match Play Saturday Program
Every Saturday, Coach Singer will organize a Team Match Play Event. The goal is to expose each player to both singles and doubles play in a team atmosphere. This will give the participants the opportunity to play a variety of matches in a team environment.
June 2 – July 28 (Saturday), with the exception of June 30 and July 7
Cost is $25/time Brian’s Boot Camps
July 30 - August 3 (Monday thru Friday)
Cost is $250
August 6 - August 10 (Monday thru Friday)
Cost is $250
The tryouts will begin Monday, August 13th. Please note that the tryout/practice time for tennis begins weeks before the start of school. I expect all players to be on time for all practices and matches. Players will begin challenging one another, for spots on specific teams, on August 13th. During the first week of tryouts, I will be dividing these practice times into 2 groups. I will send out an email in August with practice times for participants, but in general, the 1st group is from 1-4, and the 2nd group is from 4-6. All participants must have their physical form (completed, signed by a physician) and parental consent (located on the physical form) complete prior to Monday, August 13th. Participants cannot attend tryouts or practice until these forms have been submitted and filed in the athletic office.