|Role:||Associate Tennis Professional|
Jakob Paulsen is from Idestrup, Denmark. He grew up about two hours south of Copenhagen, where he first started playing tennis at the age of 6. At first, Jakob played “mini tennis,” which is very similar to today’s Quick Start Tennis. Jakob was a top-ranked junior player in Denmark and played on the ITF Junior World Tour. Jakob was sidelined his entire high school career with serious back and shoulder injuries, but he decided to give tennis one more chance. That meant coming to the U.S. to play collegiate tennis.
In 2001, Jakob enrolled at Lamar University and played two years Division I tennis for the Cardinals, where he played # 1 singles and #1 doubles. While playing for Lamar, he got the Southland Conference Freshman of Year award, followed by the Player of the Year award his sophomore season. In 2003, Jakob transferred to Texas Tech University and played #1 singles and #2 doubles for the Red Raiders. He was awarded Newcomer of the Year in the BIG XII conference and also earned a national singles ranking of 21 in NCAA Division I. While at Tech, Jakob helped his team make it to the Nationals Sweet 16 in 2005, where the team earned an all-time high ranking of 9 in the nation.
In 2006, after graduating from TTU cum laude, Jakob went to Trophy Club Country Club to begin his teaching career. Here he became the Director of Juniors and grew the program to include Quick Start classes all the way up to Super Champs. After 5 years at Trophy Club Country Club, Jakob moved to Las Colinas Country Club.
Jakob is proud to be part of the Las Colinas Team and is currently running the high-level junior program at LCCC. He is also working with Adults and running Fitness-Tennis classes.