Former President USTA
Chairman U.S. Davis Cup
Some Professionals from Coach Kriese's Program
(All Rankings ATP)
Kent Kinnear (#2 Doubles)
Jay Berger (#7 Singles, US Davis Cup)
Mark Dickson (#30 Singles, #7 Doubles)
Lawson Duncan (#47 Singles, NCAA Finalist)
Richard Matuszewski (#49 Singles)
Mike Gandolfo (#75 Doubles)
Mitch Sprengelmeyer (#92 Doubles)
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn (#97 Doubles)
John Sullivan (#101 Doubles)
Pender Murphy (#102 Singles)
Rick Rudeen (#110 Doubles, Winningest Player in NCAA History)
Brian Page (#113 Doubles)
Miguel Nido (#120 Singles, '92 Olympic Games)
For more than three decades, Chuck Kriese has guided young people to great tennis careers and camp experiences. His Total Tennis Training camps, which were established and held at Clemson University for 33 years, have become the standard for tennis training throughout the South. Over 14,000 juniors have trained under his program.
Hundreds of these former campers have received college tennis scholarships and several have continued on as professional players and coaches as well (Nine of his former players have reached the top 100 in the ATP world rankings). Kriese did his initial coaching apprenticeship under Australian Coaching Legend Harry Hopman. He was hired at Clemson in 1975.
Under his 33 year tenure at Clemson, he won 4 National Coach of the Year awards and became the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach. Chuck Kriese coached the Tigers to 11 ACC championships.
Chuck Kriese has conducted clinics and has lectured around the world about his teaching, motivation, leadership and coaching techniques. He has appeared on ESPN's instructional series "Play Your Best Tennis" and speaks regularly as a motivational speaker. He has authored five books, and his book Coaching Tennis is considered one of the most comprehensive tennis and coaching books ever written.
Chuck Kriese has shown his great skills for innovation as he has developed one of the only programs in the world that teaches Momentum Management. His techniques and training for doubles are renowned. He recently created the "Serve It Back" Mentoring Program, which is designed to help youngsters learn how to plan their own career in tennis and in life while learning to help others.
In 2008, Chuck Kriese was appointed as the Technical Director for the Southeast Asia Tennis Federation, where he trained many of the top players from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Myanmar, and Brunei.
Chuck Kriese coached the 2008 ITF Junior World Champion Noppawan Lertcheewakarn. She is the highest ranked junior player in Thai history.
In 2009, Lertcheewakarn won the Wimbledon Girl's Singles Championship title by defeating the top seeded Kristina Mladenovic.
The next day, paired with Australia's Sally Peers, she won the Wimbledon Girl's Doubles Title by beating Mladenovic and Croatian Silvia Njiric.
At the 2009 French Open, Noppawan Lertcheewakarn, along with Elena Bogdan of Romania, won the Junior Doubles Championship.
More Articles about Lertcheewakarn and Kriese:
Post and Courier 07/14/09
Bangkok Post 07/09/09
Bangkok Post 07/07/09
Bangkok Post 05/04/09
Bangkok Post 11/08/08
Coach Kriese's Career Highlights:
- Technical Director for the Southeast Asia Tennis Federation
- 46 Former Players in ATP World Rankings
- U.S. Junior Davis Cup Coach
- Wimbledon Junior Champion Coach
- U.S. Open Junior Champion Coach
- French Open Junior Champion Coach
- U.S. Sunshine Cup Finalist Coach
- 4 Time National Coach of the Year
- 11 ACC Championships
- 38 All-American Players
- Coach of 4 National Senior Players of the Year
- 26 Former Players or Assistants in Collegiate Coaching
- 7 NCAA Elite 8 Finishes
- 13 Years as a Top 10 Division One Team
- Top 10 in NCAA Career Wins
- Winningest Coach in ACC History
- South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee
- Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
- Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee
Tribune & Georgian
Kriese, with his daughter Lillian, in front of the bust of his coaching mentor, Harry Hopman, at the 2009 Australian Open
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