RMTA TENNIS PROFESSIONALS
All academy professionals are Rick Macci certified with a diverse background for every level of player development. All RMTA professionals share the same Macci teaching philosophy and all the pros are available for private lessons outside of the Academy schedule.
At Rick Macci Tennis Academy for the last 6 years, Jason attended high school at the IMG academy. He sparred players such as Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Kei Nishikori and many others. He reached a junior ranking of top 100 in the world ITF. Jason was a top college prospect, and was a top 20 blue chip recruit. Upon graduation, Jason committed to The University of Arizona. During his freshman year, he had an outstanding record of 18 wins and one loss, while also being nominated for Pac12 player of the week. He had wins over numerous top 20 players. After three years at U.A., Jason transferred to Florida State University, where he was senior captain. During his college career, Jason recorded a compelling record of 104 match wins.
Dr. Brian Gordon
A former Top 3 WTA singles & Top 6 doubles player, as well as the first ever #1 Junior player. During her career, Hana won five Grand Slam titles (four in singles and one in doubles). Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994, she is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all times. After her retirement from active playing in 1990, she went on to coach Jana Novotná to the 1998 Wimbledon singles title and a career-high ranking of #2 in Singles and #1 in Doubles. She also served as the Czech Republic’s Olympic and Fed Cup coach until 1996.
A former Top 100 WTA singles & doubles player as well as a Top 10 Junior ITF (ranked #1 in the US), Ansley won many titles during her professional career and competed in most major tournaments (including all Grand Slams) where she recorded wins against several Top 15 WTA players. After a successful College career at Duke, Ansley started coaching top-ranked USTA Junior, ITF, and professional players with whom she traveled for over a decade. She is a certified USTA High-Performance Coach and is also actively involved with the USTA National Campus as a Guest Coach for sectional and national camps.
Julien brings unique expertise as a former athlete and academic, having earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Sports Sciences majoring in Training, Evaluation & Performance Optimization. Over the years, Julien has also acquired considerable coaching experience and completed numerous certification programs. He has been traveling with Edge’s coaches and players to major events (French Open, Wimbledon, US Open, Orange Bowl) and taken part in dedicated weekly training blocks in various EDGE locations. He stays at the top of the field by participating in numerous certification programs.
Laurent is still competing at high-level on ATP Tour and has had the good fortune of being trained by two of the world’s most illustrious coaches: Frenchman Tarik Benhabiles (historical coach of players like Roddick, Monfils, Gasquet and Karlovic) and Spaniard Francis Roig (coach of Nadal since 2004). From both of them, he learned about the bio-mechanical, technical and psychological aspects of tennis.