King 5 TV (NBC-Seattle) Sports Anchor/Reporter
In 2011 when Eric Drew came to the Sprinker Recreation Tennis Center I remember many of the parents being so excited about having a former #1 player from the University of Washington and a top a rated player coming to our tennis facility. What we didn’t know then, was we were also getting a quality individual who not only teaches kids about tennis and winning but also about being a great person on and off the court. Eric is a very good coach and player, he’s helping our daughter chase her dreams, but in the end he is a great person with a big heart and that’s what matters most to us.
Head Coach at the University of Washington
1999 was a special year for the Washington Huskies and Eric Drew. Eric was the first Husky to reach the NCAA semi-finals in 44 years, he was a singles and doubles All-American and helped lead Washington to its first-ever national top 10 team ranking. Those successes did not happen overnight, though, and the preceding years of experience that Eric had that led to those successes will be incredibly valuable to the next generation of tennis players.
Junior National Champion, NCAA Champion, 2 Time Mixed Doubles Grand Slam Champion, US Davis Cup Team Member, career-high ATP ranking of #63 in singles and #18 in doubles. Currently Broadcaster with Tennis Channel and an ATP World Tour Board Member
Eric Drew has been a good friend of mine for almost 30 years. We met at the Boy’s 12 and Under National Championships and he has been an important part of my life ever since. Eric is one of the most charismatic, energetic, passionate, and loyal people you could ever hope to meet. He is an amazing athlete and was an excellent tennis player. I have seen Eric transform into a very skilled and committed coach. Eric has a deep desire to help people and I have seen the enjoyment that it brings him and his students. Any program, club, or student would benefit from his knowledge and experience.