|Role:||Director of Tennis and Athletics|
ClubCorp & Industry History
Philip was the Head Tennis Professional at the Lakes Tennis Academy and developed and ran his own "Philip Farmer Tennis Programs" out of Starwood and Centennial High School in Frisco, Texas. Philip continues to serve as the Vice President of Client Services for ProLink Sports and Entertainment, where he helps promote a number of tennis, music and high-profile celebrity fundraisers and events across the country.
Philip played on the men's professional satellite circuit for two years. He was the assistant coach for the Episcopal High School tennis team for one year and a tennis professional at the Houston Metropolitan Racquet Club for three and a half years. Philip was a professional touring coach on both the women’s and men's tours for nine years.
Philip coached "America's Team," the Bryan Brothers, from 2003 to 2005. In 2003, the Bryan’s won their first Grand Slam at the French Open, won the Houston Masters Cup, and finished the year as the #1 Team in the World for the first time. In 2004, the Bryan’s were quarter-finalists at the Olympics, finalists with the US Davis Cup Team, won a career high 7 doubles titles, won a 2nd consecutive Houston Masters Cup and finished the year as the #2 Doubles Team in the world.
Philip attained a top 10% ranking in Texas Super Championship Division in Juniors. He was the district and regional champion, and state runner-up in Texas High School 5-A doubles. Philip played singles and doubles for the University of Oklahoma Men's Tennis Team all 4 years and also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Communication with a minor in Sociology while at Oklahoma.
Professional Players coached by Philip:
- Tara Snyder (highest rank #33 in singles)
- Wade McGuire (highest rank #163 in singles)
- Melissa Torres (highest rank #16 in singles and #6 in doubles – ITF Juniors)
- Andrew Painter (highest rank #119 in doubles)
- Corina Morariu (highest rank #1 in doubles and #29 in singles)
- Graydon Oliver (highest rank #37 in doubles)
- Bob and Mike Bryan (highest rank #1 in doubles)