Director of High Performance
Leo is a certified USPTA Professional with a successful junior tennis and Division I college career. He represented the United States 14’s and 16’s Jr. Davis Cup teams in singles and doubles with Donald Young (current top 75ATP player) and won the 14 & Under World Team Championship in 2003 defeating Japan with Kei Nishikori as one of their players. Leo was ranked as high as 64 ITF in the juniors at the age of 15, and 964 ATP while playing college tennis. In his sophomore year in college, he had record of 18 wins and 1 loss. Leo was mentored by some of the most successful coaches in tennis; these include Michael Sell, Allen Fox, Jose Higueras, Billie Jean King Jr., Eliot Teltscher, Jean-Claude Labout, Mikhail Chesalov, and Vesa Ponkka.
Leo has a background in high performance coaching, where he assisted the men’s team at George Washington University, and women’s team at Kansas State University. While at Kansas State, Leo mentored an aspiring WTA player who reached 600’s in the WTA within one year. At JTCC in College Park, Leo was in charge of expanding the Champs high performance program, and worked with top national junior players. His training philosophy is to teach players to become problem solvers, to apply themselves, and train like each ball they hit matters- “being fully immersed in what you do, and practicing in the most disciplined, purposeful, and deliberate way will help develop the right habits. This kind of training is what makes champions, and it translates into every aspect one’s life.