GRANT STAFFORD

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Born  5/27/1971   Johannesburg, South Africa

Professional Playing Career   1990 - 2002

   Coaching Career                    2003 - Current

 

Management and Coaching History:

CURRENT- Stafford Tennis Academy & Foundation

  • Owner and Founder

2015 - 2018 Pro Tennis International

  • Owner and Director of Pro Tennis International

 

2012 - 2014 - Life Time Athletic at Peachtree Corners

  • Tennis Department Head

 

2008 - 2012 - Racquet Club of the South

  • Director of Tennis Operations

 

2004 - 2008 - The Riverside Club

  • Partnered with Brian DeVilliers to manage all aspects of Club Operations 

  • Directed and managed Adult and Junior Programming

 

2003 - 2004 - North Fulton Tennis Center now Sandy Springs Tennis Center

  • Director of Junior Programming

 

2001 - 2003 - Junior Tennis Champions Center at College Park MD

  • Focus on coaching High Performance Players, taking them to Sectional, National and International tournaments

 

ATP Rankings:

  • Highest singles ranking of 53

  • Highest doubles ranking of 42

 

  •  1990 - 2001 - Competition Highlights

  • 1988 Won US Open Junior doubles title with Wayne Ferreira

  • 1999 US Team Tennis - Won MVP and Rookie of the Year awards,

  • Davis Cup - Represented South Africa against Russia, Sweden, England, India, and Germany

  • 1996 All African Games - Won gold medals in both singles and doubles

  • Competed in 22 Grand Slam Tournaments

  • Doubles tournament highlights include 5 ATP doubles titles and 1 finals

  • 3 ATP singles finals on 3 different surfaces (Hard, Clay and Grass Court)

 

Major wins include:

  • Pete Sampras (1), June 1993, 

  • Thomas Muster (9), January 1994, Adelaide, Australia

  • Wayne Ferreira (14), April 1993, Durban, South Africa

  • Jim Courier (18), February 1997, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Marat Safin (27), 2000, Australian Open

 

 

Coaching Certifications:

  • ATP Coach Certified, USPTR Certified, Senior USTA Regional Training Center Coach

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