March 7, 2010

My New Position

From Bob Larson's Tennis News (

Kriese Joins Washington, DC Junior Tennis Champions Center

The Junior Tennis Champions Center announced that legendary Clemson Tigers Head Coach Chuck Kriese has joined its staff as the Senior Director of Competition. Kriese coached the Clemson men’s tennis team from 1975-2008 finishing his career with an ACC record 616 wins, 11 ACC championships, and four National Coach of the Year awards.

Kriese brings significant expertise to the JTCC coaching staff. He is the author of numerous coaching and training books including Coaching Tennis, Total Tennis Training, and Winning Tennis. He joins Vesa Ponkka, Senior Director of Tennis, and his former Clemson player Frank Salazar, Senior Director of High Performance, on JTCC’s senior management team. Kriese will work with junior players in JTCC’s Champions Program, with emphasis on competitive development, matchplay strategy, and tournament preparation.

In addition to his role at JTCC, Kriese will remain the Technical Director for the Southeast Asia Tennis Federation, where he oversees player development in nine Asian countries. These players will train at the Junior Tennis Champions Center when they are in the United States and Kriese will continue to coach Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, winner of four junior Grand Slam tournaments.

The JTCC offers training to children between the ages of four and 18 on a part- and full-time basis. Located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, students can choose from weekly group clinics to intense, full-time training programs including on-site academic instruction.

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