From Russia With a Killer Forehand

I grew up in Russia, in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. My dad coached me all the way from the age of 8 when i started to the age of 18 when i left to train at the academy in Italy. I played junior and professional tournaments in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Germany, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, and the United States. I also was fortunate enough to train at tennis academies in Russia, Italy, and the US at the world-famous IMG Tennis academy (formerly Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy). I bring a unique mix of the highest level of tennis coaching and tennis playing experience to the table, and i'm confident that i can meet every need a player might have. 


Playing Bio

  • #1 singles player, University Of Minnesota Men's Varsity Team (2003,2004)
  • Most Valuable Player Award, University of Minnesota (2003)
  • Jerry Noyce Most Improved Player Award, University of Minnesota (2001)
  • Lois Ratner Award - Outstanding Contibution to Gopher Tennis (2004)
  • Len Bailer Award (2002)
  • Top 50 ITA Division 1 player (2004)
  • 2-time All-Big Ten Team selection (2003, 2004)
  • University of Minnesota tennis scholarship recipient (2001-2005)
  • 3-time Scholar-Athlete award recipient (2002-2004)
  • 2-time Semi-finalist and one time finalist in professional tournaments in Italy (1999)
  • Midwest Regional Men's Open Champion (2005)
  • #1 ranked player USTA northern section (2001-2005)
  • ETA, ITA, USTA, ITF and ATP ranked player

Teaching Experience

  • Private coach for actor Josh Hartnett
  • Twin Cities Tennis Camps, Minneapolis, MN
  • Wayzata Country Club, Wayzata, MN
  • The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Brooklyn Center High School, Brooklyn Center, MN
  • Sans Souci 4 Diamond Couples Resort, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Weddington Golf and Tennis Club, Studio City, CA
  • Mountain View Park, Burbank, CA
  • Palm Desert Tennis Camps, Palm Desert, CA
  • Baseline Tennis Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA


  • USPTA certified professional
  • Interlachen Country Club, Edina, MN
  • Golden Valley Country Club, Golden Valley, MN
  • Northwest Athletic Club, St.Lois Park, MN
  • St.Paul Academy, St.Paul, MN
  • Maple Grove High School, Maple Grove, MN
  • Buena Vista Tennis Camp, Buena Vista, AR
  • The Paseo Tennis Club, Valencia, CA
  • The Los Angeles Tennis Club, Los Angeles, CA
  • Matchball Tennis Academy, Bra, Italy
  • Valencia High School, Valencia, CA