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Anderson Joins CU Tennis Staff

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by cmgoods, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

    Oct 15, 2011
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    Looks like a great addition to the staff.

    Anderson sits with Ashley Tiefel.

    Photo Courtesy: CUBuffs.com
    [h=1]Anderson Joins CU Tennis Staff[/h] Release: 02/13/2013 Courtesy: Marlee Horn, Graduate Assistant SID

    BOULDER - University of Colorado head tennis coach Nicole Kenneally has added Ross Anderson to her staff as a volunteer assistant coach.

    "We are excited to have someone with the on-court experience which Ross has with developing players," Kenneally said. "Ross established himself as one of the best junior coaches in the Intermountain section and his transition to the college level I believe will be seamless. It will only benefit our players to have three quality coaches assisting them on the court. Three sets of eyes are better than two sets!"

    A United States Professional Tennis Association certified professional for 10 years, Anderson has coached some of the nation's best junior players and has years of collegiate coaching experience. Since 2009, he has worked as a high performance junior tennis coach and hitting partner in Las Vegas, training some of the highest ranked junior players, chaperoning them to premier national tournaments, including International Tennis Federation junior and women's events, and helping players earn college scholarships and reach the professional level.

    Among nationally ranked players, Anderson has coached Gabrielle Smith (top 25 G16s, top 50 G18s, now an ITF player), Samantha Smith (top 100 G14s) and Mitchell Smith (top 400 B18s, currently at BYU). He has also been a travel coach and hitting partner to Nicholas Mahlangu (top 25 B18s, currently at Harvard) and Yannik Mahlangu (top 50 B16s, top 100 B18s).

    Anderson has worked as a part-time coach to Racquel Lopez (top 75 G14s) and as a consultant to Amra Sadikovic (Women's Tennis Association professional, ranked No. 174 in the world).

    Prior to becoming a private coach, Anderson worked with collegiate players. From December 2006 to May 2009, Anderson was an assistant men's coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. There he assisted in on- and off-court coaching duties and training regimens while helping to recruit potential student-athletes.

    Anderson was also the head men's and women's coach at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. from January 2005 to May 2008. He recruited student-athletes from all over the world and encouraged his Vikings to work as a team on and off the court, while also promoting the success of each individual. In Appleton he was also an assistant professional at Fox Cities Racquet Club from 2001-06.

    Anderson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2005 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, he received a teaching certificate for grades five through 12.

    from cubuffs.com

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