Tim is a native Kansan, where he learned to play tennis in High School. While playing NAIA collegiate tennis at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, Tim went undefeated in four years of conference matches; won six individual championships and four team championships. Tim was also nationally ranked all four years in NAIA. Tim continued to achieve top 10 singles, doubles and mixed doubles rankings in Kansas and Oklahoma, and represented USA in a professional tournament in Mexico.
Tim later earned his Master’s Degree in Education and coached at Oklahoma City University for five years. He won the conference championship and was named coach of the year in 1985. Tim has coached privately at prestigious country clubs in Oklahoma and Texas the last 25 years, most recently at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas where he taught for eight years. Previously, Tim was the Director of Tennis at Los Rios Country Club in Plano, where his program was among the top 10 in team activity in the DFW area. Tim was invited to be a clinician for a week in 2006, at the prestigious Roy Emerson Tennis Camp in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Tim has been a member of the USPTA since 1987. He also served as the VP of the DPTA. Tim is actively involved in developing coaching education seminars while working with the DPTA. He has also done volunteer work for the USTA Texas section by heading up the annual regional conference pro drills competition. Tim will soon become a certified USPTA pro tester.
Additionally, Tim has been consulting with the USTA National Junior Development Group out of Boca Raton, as they implement the new plan to develop the next wave of US champions.