Featured JMTA Pro of the Week – Bruce Haddad

Bruce Haddad

Bruce Haddad
Assistant Academy Director

Bio: Bruce, born in New Jersey, was a standout junior player, reaching the #1 ranking in the USTA Eastern Section, and achieving national top ten rankings in the boys 12’s, 14’s, and 16’s divisions. As a junior, Bruce was the national clay court champion in singles and doubles and the national indoor champion in the 14’s, before winning the prestigious Easter Bowl in the 16’s. Bruce attended the University of Florida and graduated from Arizona State University, where he achieved a national collegiate ranking of #9 and was a two-time All-American, earning a degree in communications. Bruce competed professionally on the ATP Tour, and coached on the WTA Tour. Prior to joining JMTA in 2010, Bruce was the co-owner and founder of Knickerbocker Sports Tennis and was manager and director of the Columbus Racquet Club in NYC. Bruce brings extensive coaching experience at both the national and international levels to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.

Currently:  Bruce has been Assistant Academy Director at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy since it began in 2010.  Bruce believes that the, “Academy’s philosophy and teaching techniques have been paying off. Our juniors are earning higher rankings than ever before and are getting farther in more competitive tournaments.”

In the Future:  On March 1st, the Johnny Mac Tennis Project will be hosting the 1st Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project Junior Mixer.  Bruce will be running the mixer and has invited several of our top juniors to participate.  Proceeds from the event will assist with funding our current and future champions and providing programs for under-resourced children in our surrounding communities. We’re hoping this evening will expand JMTP’s resources and provide more opportunities for rising stars.

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