Eric is the Head of Junior Development at Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds, Washington. He is also the Director of Tennis at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club on Whidbey Island and the University of Washington Men’s Assistant Coach.
Approximately twenty (20) years of experience at the Scholastic, Collegiate, and Professional Level as a player, coach, teaching professional.
During the past fifteen (15) years Eric has been involved in a variety of teaching and coaching situations that have substantially broadened his understanding of how to promote the game of tennis from fundamentals to competitive play.
He enjoys being around with people at all levels and has demonstrated an ability to get along with diverse groups in a variety of working environments.
TENNIS – PLAYING HISTORY
During and after his collegiate career He competed in Professional Satellite, Futures, and Challenger Tournaments throughout the country.
Competed for the University of Washington Men’s Husky Tennis Team for four years achieving All-American Honors in Singles and Doubles under the coaching direction of Matt Anger.
Achieved Top Ten National Ranking 18 and under. USTA National Team Member.
Current – Open Tournaments
Over 20 years competing in the Pacific Northwest Professional Tennis Circuit reaching a ranking of number 1 in both singles and doubles.
ERIC'S FORMER COACHES
Dick Knight - From 1966 to 1970 he was named Tennis Captain and the first U.W. NCAA Coaches All American. He was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1995 and the USTA Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame in 2015. He is also the President of PRO SPORTS CLUB.
Matt Anger - He went on to be named the national 16-and-under singles champion in 1979 and to win the 1981 junior Wimbledon boys' singles title, resulting in a No. 1 ranking in the world by Tennis Magazine. He is now the head men's tennis coach at the University of Washington.
Tom Gullikson - Began his coaching career shortly after his retirement from playing and became one of the earliest coaches with USTA Player Development. In this role, Tom worked with some of the best young Americans including Jim Courier, Todd Martin, and Jennifer Capriati. He later served as the program’s Director of Coaching from 1997 to 2001. Gullikson also served as U.S. Davis Cup captain from 1994-99 and led the 1995 team to the Davis Cup title. Additionally, he was the men’s coach during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where Andre Agassi captured the men’s singles gold medal under Tom’s leadership. Today, Tom serves as Lead National Coach for the USTA Player Development program where he coaches with some of the best young American players on the women’s side.
Jose Higueras - Coached Todd Martin, Sergi Bruguera, Carlos Moyá, Pete Sampras, Dmitry Tursunov, Guillermo Coria, Robby Ginepri, Roger Federer, and Shahar Pe'er, and created the José Higueras Tennis Training Center in Palm Springs, California, where he resides. He also helped coach Michael Chang to the 1989 French Open title, and later, along with Brad Stine, coached Jim Courier to help him reach the World No. 1 singles ranking in 1992, as well as coaching Courier to two French Open titles (1991 and 1992) and two Australian Open titles (1992 and 1993).
Robert Landsdorp - He first rose to international fame in 1979 when his student Tracy Austin became the youngest US Open Women's Singles champion in history at age 16. He has gone on to coach other tennis pros including number one ranked Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, and Maria Sharapova.
Stan Smith - Grand Slam champion, Following his playing career, Smith became active as a Coach for the United States Tennis Association. He now has his own Tennis Academy with Billy Stearns called Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, which is on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
1999 - Professional at Pro Sports Club and Seattle Tennis Club, Bellevue & Seattle, WA
2000 - Head Varsity Tennis Coach, Busch High School, Seattle, WA (12-0) Undefeated!
2001-2003 - Director of Junior Tennis Development and hitting amongst top touring juniors at Saddlebrook Tennis Academy, Tampa, FL
2001-2003 - Private Hitting and Traveling Coach throughout the United States for World’s #1 ranked player Martina Hingis, Hitting Coach for World’s #1 ranked player Jennifer Capriati, and WTA professional Anna Kournikova.
2003 - Professional Tennis Coach at USTA National Tennis Center, ran exhibitions for various events, and charity events throughout the New York Area. Flushing Meadows, NY
2003-2004 - World Team Tennis, (W.T.T.) Sports Commentator and Sales Director for the New York Hamptons Tennis Team, Montauk, NY. Personally employed by John and Patrick McEnroe.
2004-2006 - Sturtevant's Sports. Manager of various tennis activities, planning retail events, and conducting outside sales exhibition and promoting outside sales events. Number one on my sales team in the year 2004.
2004-2006 - Head Tennis Professional, Edgebrook Swim, and Tennis Club, Bellevue, WA
2006-2008 - Tennis Professional, Harbor Square Athletic Club, Edmonds, WA
2008-2010 - Valley Athletic Club, Olympia, WA
2010 - Head Men's Tennis Coach, University of Puget Sound, Olympia, WA
2010-2016 - Head Tennis Professional Sprinker Recreation Center
2016 - Present - Head of Junior Development Harbor Square Athletic Club
2016-present Men’s Assistant University of Washington
1995-2000 - University of Washington, BA in School of Sociology
1991-1995 - Woodinville H.S. - Woodinville, WA
AWARDS AND HONORS
2010-2016 - Participant in Peak Tennis Pro-Am. Charity for Watsons Children's shelter, 2016-17 Champion.
2004 - Top Sales Representative for Sturtevant's Sports
1999-2003 - World ATP Ranking – Singles and Doubles
1999 - Semi-finalist – NCAA Division 1 National Championships
1999 - NCAA All- American – Singles and Doubles – Division 1
1999 - University of Washington – All-time leader in combined victories – Singles, Doubles
1999 - All Pac 10 lst Team
1999 - Captain – University of Washington Tennis Team
1998 - Most Valuable Player – University of Washington Tennis Team