Ross Eaton is a United States Professional Tennis Association teaching professional with 30 years of service. He is a USPTA/USTA certified specialist in competitive player development – he was one of the first 250 coaches in the nation to receive this certification. For eight years he worked as a USTA Competition Training Center coach, two of which he was the head coach for Washington State. Ross is USTA certified in both levels of sports science: Level 1: Coaching Philosophy/Methodologies and Level 2: Sports Physiology, Nutrition, Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Sports Psychology, Motor Learning.
Ross has worked with players from three years old to those well over 80. He has helped players at every level of the game, having worked with complete novices to developing numerous collegiate level and nationally ranked players. He has been the long term Tennis Director at two clubs, revitalizing both with his leadership and making substantial gains in both budget, atmosphere and Member satisfaction. He co-founded a Community Tennis Association, led a group to initiate a PNW USPTA Hall of Fame, and is a regular convention and seminar speaker on coaching tennis. He has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President of the USPTA PNW board of directors, and was a National Executive Committee member of the USPTA. He was the 2001 Team Wilson Pacific Northwest Pro of the Year, the 2006 USPTA PNW Pro of the year and earned the 2010 USPTA PNW Star Award. He lives in the Seattle area.