Head Tennis Professional at Chesterbrook.
Originally from Kingsville, Maryland, James has been a USPTA certified Elite Tennis Professional for the past 15 years. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 2003 with degrees in Foreign Languages, Business, and General Studies. After graduating, he started his career at River Falls Swim and Tennis Club in in Potomac, Maryland in 2002, and served as Assistant Director of Tennis for almost 10 years. In 2012, James and his wife moved to San Diego. There, he worked at some of the country’s most premier and exclusive tennis clubs. From 2012-2015, James worked as Assistant Director of Junior Programming with West Coast Tennis Academy at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, a Five-Star, Triple Diamond hotel and the nation’s #1 rated tennis resort. In 2015, James was offered the Director of Tennis position at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, one of the country’s most exclusive country clubs.
Philosophy: James, a.k.a. Juice, is passionate about trying to bring out the best in his clients. His goal is to use tennis as a means to help his clients achieve their goals whatever they may be. He excels at creating a fun, high-energy, positive atmosphere on the courts. Experienced in teaching players of all ages and abilities, he is skilled at adapting his teaching techniques to meet his clients’ individual needs. When you walk off his court, you will be a better tennis player and a better person.