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Tennis Coaching Staff

 Mandy Grunfeld Rosenfield

Director of Tennis

Mandy Rosenfield is a former professional and leading British tennis player. She was ranked as high as No.3 in Great Britain and in the low 100’s in the world. She played for her country in the Federation Cup, Wightman Cup and competed at Grand Slams around the world, including playing against the legendary Martina Navratilova and Lori McNeil at Wimbledon. She competed in all the grand slams and was known as one of the fittest and toughest tennis players of her era. When injury curtailed her playing career she earned a place at Manchester University studying for three years and received a First Class Honors degree in Physical Therapy. She has a tremendous amount of experiences in the physiology, stresses, and strains of tennis. She has a wealth of experience to offer and passes these experiences on to young tennis players. She is the Director of The Tennis Academy at Windermere Prep School and a partner in The Tennis Team consultancy.

 Fernando Valdajos

Director of Elite Tennis and Academy Coach

Fernando is a Former ATP and WTA Tour Coach with a tremendous experience of coaching players of all levels. He worked more than 20 years, coaching ATP and WTA players and has also coached 2 Top-50 ATP players and 5 Top-100 players including 2012 French Open Finalist and 2012 US Open Doubles Champion Sara Errani. He is a PTR Professional and a National Trainer (Spanish Federation) and has been a Full Time coach on the ATP and WTA tours for 8 years.Fernando has worked with Sara Errani (Italy) : Nª 5 WTA. Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo (Spain): Nª33 WTA.Arantxa Parra (Spain): N 46 WTA and Dudi Sella No29 ATPHe is a former Director at JMO Tennis Academy and is fluent in Spanish and French. Fernando is married with a wife and son having relocated from Spain.

Howard Jones

Director of International Performance Tennis and Junior Development

Howard is originally from Great Britain and has over 25 years’ experience in the tennis coaching business. He has personally developed numerous players from 10 &up; and all level upwards, many of whom have won junior titles at national and international level. Some of these players have gone on to achieve rankings and win titles on the ATP/WTA tours and others have obtained scholarships with NCAA Division 1 teams.

Howard has worked as a traveling coach for Great Britain junior teams to various tournaments including ITFs and Tennis Europe events and has also held the role of Director of Performance at the National Training Centre in the UK. He is a PTR Certified Professional, LTA Master Professional United Kingdom and has won the Performance Coaches Award.Howard vast experience of college tennis is a huge asset for our Academy.

Gabriel Andrew

Elite and Academy Coach

Gabriel Andrew is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. He has been teaching and playing tennis for 15 years .  For 3 years, Gabriel worked for Nike, running their tennis camps under the supervision of Carlos Goffi, former coach of John McEnroe (ranked No. 1 in the world in both singles & doubles). Gabriel is a certified PTR member since 2015. He is excited to share his passion and experience with all players – from high performance to junior level.

Hany Saad 

Elite and Academy Coach

Coach Hany  is and ITF tennis level 1 & 2 certified and ITF certified fitness coach and a former junior Davis cup coach 16 & under and has been playing coaching tennis for 20 years.  Hany teaches players of all ages and levels ( red, orange, green and yellow balls ) and has a depth of knowledge
preparing  players to compete in the USTA/UTR  tournaments. Hany has relocated to Orlando with his wife and young tennis playing son!

Hanna Kantenwein

Academy Coach

Hanna was born and raised in Germany and came to the US to play college tennis on a full scholarship at Boise State University. During her freshman year she competed in the number one spot in singles ending the season with a 9-3 record. She also received Boise State Women’s Tennis MVP award and All-Mountain West Singles award. During Hanna’s sophomore year she received All-Mountain West Doubles award while competing in the number one spot in doubles and remaining her number one singles spot.

Hanna started playing tennis in Germany the age of 8 years old. She was part of the German national team being ranked as high as No. 5 in U16. Furthermore, she competed in tournaments such as xJunior Orange Bowl, Eddie Herr International Tennis Championship and The Prince Cup in Florida. She started coaching at summer camps at her home club TC Wolfsberg Pforzheim in Germany where was working with kids. Hanna also helped with several clinics for kids and adults at Boise State with her teammates.

Micah Kurtz

Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Micah Kurtz is the Assistant Athletics Director/ Director of Strength, Conditioning & Athletic Development at Windermere Preparatory School.  Prior to Windermere Prep, Coach Kurtz worked at the University of South Carolina and AC Flora. During Kurtz’ time at AC Flora he directly worked with the school’s tennis team that won four straight region championships, 2 upper state championships and 1 state championship.  While at the University of South Carolina he worked with the women’s tennis team that made the NCAA tournament in 2007-2008.Coach Kurtz has consulted with the NFL, USA Basketball, USA Football and Nike Football on youth athletic development education.

David Pace

Tennis Manager

David has been apart of the Orlando Tennis Academy for 6 years. David instructed tennis at the Ocoee Tennis Academy and has a marketing background at Universal Creative Marketing. He is an Eagle Scout and graduated with a major in Communications and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida.