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  Mike Henderson Director -
Junior Programs
Mike Henderson
Mike Henderson

Director of Junior Programs

University of South Florida Men’s Varsity Assistant Coach for 14 years, Mike Henderson extends his passion and expertise to the ranks of junior tennis. Henderson will direct the daily clinics helping each individual develop their tennis skills to the fullest potential.. A strong believer in building strong tennis and fitness foundations in athletes, Henderson emphasizes stroke proper technique and footwork.  Among his many tennis credits, coach/Henderson, has worked as the top conditioning coach at the Nick Bolleittieri Academy, working with top pros including Jimmy Arias, Aaron Krickstein, Jim Courier and others. In 1990, he coached Jessica Memmons while she was on the WTA.  He also coached Martin Blackman, who earned a spot in the 1993 French Open main draw. Henderson also worked as the head tennis pro at Tampa’s Development Program at HCC, successfully overseeing the top 70 juniors in the city. Henderson, a native of Ringgold, Ga., graduated from Carson-Newman College in 1979, where he was a Little All-America in basketball. This year, Henderson enters his 11th season as the ETC Director of Junior Programs and is one of the best coaches in Tampabay as well as the state of Florida.


“From my personal experience with him and the pleasure of years coaching side by side, with his twenty years in the business, coach Henderson not only grows your tennis abilities, but he is one the best at reaching players and guiding them towards a character building experience”     tamer el sawy