The School of Tennis Management

Advance Your Tennis Career Path      -      Proudly located in beautiful Denver, Colorado

Testimonials

Hear what others have to say about working at the on-site school facility, Gates Tennis Center , and the career influence and insight they've gained as a result of working along-side our School Director and School Founder.

TESTIMONIALS FROM THE CLASSROOM

RICK SLICK, CURRENT STUDENT

"The School of Tennis Management is constantly showing me how much I have yet to learn. Becoming a leader in the tennis industry has been a goal of mine for many years. Working at Gates and learning so much from Sam and Ted about the operation of a large facility has helped me gain perspective in the area of how much it takes to become an effective director or owner of a tennis facility. Working at Gates behind the desk, on the court, and other aspects of Club has helped me to learn in the classroom that much better. Identifying and conceptualizing what is truly important and how to put challenges in order of importance has been a major improvement in my growth as a tennis director."

TIM AHKMEDOV, CURRENT STUDENT

"Since joining Gates Tennis Center and The School of Tennis Management, I have gained a wide range of knowledge on the intricacies of running a successful tennis club. With a very hands-on approach to the curriculum, there are constant opportunities for me to be immersed into real-life scenarios that help hone my skills. Learning is dynamic, with classroom activities and lessons that help identify my strengths and weaknesses as a tennis director. I am also able to work as I learn, which is great. My ability to teach lessons, classes, and work with customers at the front desk allows me to utilize my skills in a tangible way. Overall, I feel that this is an integral step in my path to becoming a director of tennis."

TESTIMONIALS FROM THE FIELD

ERIC GAVINSKI, CITY SPORTS COORDINATOR

CHRIS CROXTON, TENNIS CLUB DIRECTOR

MATT ANDERSON, PARKS & REC ANALYST

"The knowledge I gained about the business side of tennis will forever be a skill I look to, and it gave me experiences I will always be able to look back on when facing new challenges in my current career. I currently work as the Adult Sports Programmer for The City of Lakewood Recreation Division, in Lakewood Colorado. I feel that my experience working for Gates Tennis Center has played a major role in developing the skills and confidence that I require to do my job. I am very grateful for my time spent working at Gates and for Sam. I highly recommend this school for anyone who wants to make a career in tennis management."
"Under Sam's tutelage, I learned not only the ins-and-outs of innovative programming, building a world class teaching staff, and importance of client-staff connections, but also how to be a true business leader that is translatable to every field. It was always ingrained to manage with genuine enthusiasm and passion, which allowed me to create diverse, high-achieving teams, think and react dynamically to changing work situations, and motivate all members of my staff. The foundation laid through work with Sam has led me to a series of promotions and prepared me for high-paying leadership roles."
"Coming in as a tennis novice, in just a short time, I was able to run tournaments, order and sell merchandise, and create innovative programs that players enjoyed. I was very impressed with Sam's vast industry knowledge and holistic approach to tennis and business. Sam not only taught me the essentials of tennis management, but also how to think strategically and plan for the future. Sam's skill set has translated to his success in taking low-performing clubs and turning them into highly profitable businesses. I have no hesitation in recommending Sam's school to anyone interested in learning more about tennis management or advancing in the tennis industry."