Steve Kaplan is widely acknowledged to possess an unparalleled ability to understand, analyze and teach the technical and mental aspects of tennis. Steve has guided many touring professionals at the US OPEN and WIMBELDON as well as coached over 200 nationally ranked junior players. Steve’s background combines a rare blend of competitive and scholastic achievement. In 1979, Steve won the “Big East Conference” singles championship; in 1983, he received his Master’s degree in Physiology. Steve developed the games of both Keith Kambourian and the two-time NCAA Singles champion, Sandra Birch, from the 12′s through the pro tour. Steve’s direction ensures that campers will receive the finest mechanical, strategic and mental advice.
Keith Kambourian is a voice of reason in the often stressful world of junior tournament tennis. Keith’s philosophy is simple, “Train hard, compete hard and you will achieve.” This outlook has enabled Keith to excel as both a player and a coach. He was ranked top 30 nationally in the boy’s 18′s. His playing career flourished at Duke University, where he received a full scholarship and was ranked nationally among the best collegiate players. He directed the Reebok “Urban Youth Tennis Academy” at Flushing Meadow, NY and has since coached players from beginners to international touring professionals. In 1998 he was awarded the ETA Long Island Region Tennis Professional of the Year. Keith has a Master’s degree in Sports Management. His level headed approach to junior tennis ensures that campers develop and maintain a positive and productive mental outlook.