Tennis Prose



Where R They Now?

Richey Reneberg – Bethesda MD, financial sector, Taconic Capitol Advisors.

Vince Spadea – Real estate with Elliman in South Florida.

Geoff Grant – head pro Court Sense Tennis Club in Tenafly, NJ.

Mary Pierce – privately coaches, does TV analysis, deeply religious Christian, based in Mauritius and Bradenton.

Hana Mandlikova – Bradenton, FL based mother of teens Mark and Ellie, Mark got a scholarship to Oklahoma.

Julian Alonso – runs his own academy in South Florida, son Julian Jr is a junior prospect.

Daniel Vacek – Was coaching in Bradenton, FL but moved back to Czech Republic, married with four children.

Tim Mayotte – runs his own tennis academy in Massachusetts.

Brian Barker – runs James Blake’s club programs in Trumbull, CT.

Marat Safin – Moscow based bachelor, looking to coach a pro player. Will captain Russia at ATP Cup this week.

Carling Bassett – Resides in Sarasota with husband Robert Seguso, four children including two very young daughters under five.

Mario Ancic – Investment banker in New York City was spotted with friends at Eddie Herr tournament at IMG four weeks ago.

Guillermo Vilas – married with four kids, oldest daughter Andanin has played ITF junior tournaments. Based in Monte Carlo and Buenos Aires. Two book about Vilas are being created – one in Spanish in Argentina and Facing Vilas by yours truly.

Angelica Gavaldon – runs her own academy in Coronado, CA, also started a tennis clothing line in 2007.

Luke & Murphy Jensen – both are touring pros at Sea Island Resort in Georgia; Murphy is head coach of World Team Tennis Washington Kastles, Luke coaches the New York franchise.

Alex O’Brien – Founded Littlefield Ranch, an online business which markets, and distributes prime steaks. His family has been in the beef business for 60 years. O’Brien is currently President and part owner of the Bank of Commerce, a small community online bank with branches in Amarillo and McLean, Texas.

Derrick Rostagno – lawyer based in Los Angeles.

Johan Kriek – Runs his own academy in Palm Beach, FL.

Kathleen Horvath – Worked at Goldman Sachs. Resides in Short Hills, NJ with husband and children, son RJ Fresen is a highly touted junior who received a scholarship from University of Virginia.

Marcelo Rios – resides in Sarasota, Florida with wife Paula and five children. His new house is being built on Sarasota Bay just north of downtown Sarasota.

Anand Amritraj – Captain of India’s Davis Cup team, resides in Los Angeles.

Sammy Giammalva Jr – Runs his own tennis club in Houston, TX.

Jonathan Stark – Assistant coach at Lewis and Clark College, married with three children. Resides in Portland, Oregon.

Bryan Shelton – Head coach at Florida University in Gainesville. His son Ben is in the semis of Winter Nationals this week in Orlando.

Bobby Reynolds – Head coach at Vanderbilt University.

Marc Rosset – Recently started his own tennis blog to share his commentary on pro tennis.

Paul Goldstein – Head coach at Stanford University.

Ramon Delgado – Tennis director at Club Internacional de Tenis in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Brian Dabul – Tennis coach in Miami, Doral.

Taylor Dent – Head pro at The Birch Racquet & Lawn in Keller, Texas, married to Jenny Hopkins, father of four kids.

Ellis Ferreira – Teaches tennis at Life Time Fitness Center in Alabama.

Martin Damm – Coaches his son Martin Jr, a top ITF junior, in Bradenton, FL.

Brian Gottfried – Recently moved to Sarasota, FL, private coaching.

Hans Gildemeister – Runs his GMT academy in Tampa.

Andre Cherkasov – Coaches at IMG.

Andres Gomez – Resides in Quito, Ecuador, coaches tennis and is planning a 30 year anniversary exhibition with Andre Agassi in Ecuador to celebrate his 1990 Roland Garros win vs Agassi.

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  • Jon King · January 1, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Julian Alonso….he was running a small academy at a local gated community near us. He got the boot for cause and went back to his home country.

  • Scoop Malinowski · January 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Jon, boot because of what?

  • Jon King · January 1, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    He did not pay his rent for the courts. Spent money on leasing fancy cars instead. He did the same thing at Ironhorse, then Mirasol, before heading back to Spain.



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