Coach Matt has extensive junior playing experience in both the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Sections of the USTA. Earning a scholarship to play Division 1 tennis at Morgan State, Matthew went on to become captain of the Men’s team from his Sophomore year until the time of his matriculation in 2008. Coach Matt has extensive leadership experience and is entering his seventh season at the helm of the men's and women's tennis programs at his alma mater, Morgan State. Townes, who was named Morgan State Coach of the Year for two consecutive years (2017, 18), capped off a historic 2018 season by guiding the Lady Bears to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championship and leading the Gentlemen Bears to becoming the 2019 MEAC Champions.
Beginner and Intermediate
Designed for players ages 6-13 at the beginner or novice level. The focus is on developing a solid technical base movement and strokes including ball control. Participants will learn rules and basic strategy.
Designed for players 10-18 who have a desire to compete in tournaments at the local and Mid-Atlantic levels. Participants have aspirations and ability to play at a collegiate level. There is a heavy focus on point and play game-based drills. Participants at this level should be technically sound, as strategy and tactics are focal points of this clinic.
Designed for those who are college players and those who intend to pursue college tennis scholarships. Students are grouped based on Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR). Intense training program for players 12 and up. Players are introduced to a high-performance training and expected to train at a high level. The goal of this program is to develop all aspects of the student’s game – technical strategy, tactics psychological (mental/emotional), and physical / athletic – with the intent of developing the skills needed to help each student reach their full potential as a player.
Pre-Academy (UTR 1.0-2.9)
Academy (UTR 3.0-5.49)
High Performance (UTR 5.5-7.9)
Junior Elite (UTR 8.0+)