Stephen Peterson is a South American and has been coaching tennis Internationally for the past 20 years catering for players of all ages and abilities and is well established as a High Performance Specialist.
As a junior Stephen trained full-time at the world-renowned Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy Bradenton, Florida where he competed in various events in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean however; due to injury he was not able to continue a playing career.
Following Stephen's playing career he found quick success in the coaching arena extensively working, developing and coaching juniors of all ages and abilities.
Stephen moved to the United States a few years ago after having spent 6 years in the United Kingdom where he conducted an extremely successful National Elite Junior Program and worked extensively with many highly ranked National and European juniors.
During this period Stephen has worked with both Junior and Senior players who have gone onto playing Junior Davis Cup, Junior Federation Cup, World under 14's, Davis Cup, Federation Cup and the Olympic Games.
His extensive role also included conducting coach's education with on-court clinics covering coaching and developing players of all ability levels, which were based on a progressive junior pyramid structure that he developed.
Prior to moving to the United States Stephen spent 6 years in Europe where he extensively coached and trained many world-class and aspiring junior players. Stephen has developed a systematic and development model that progresses junior players very successfully and consistently through the development stages while keeping each player / individual highly motivated.
The 3 Pillar System / P.Z.T. Progressional Zonal Training is a progressive and systematic way of developing players through the main 3 cycles of development while understanding each players game style and at the same time taking into account the Periodization Process prior to competition.
Stephen for the past 5 years was the Tennis Manager for K.I.D. Tennis LLC a company covering the Mid-West Region specializing in extensive junior development programs catering for juniors 3 years and up, training and coaching of high school teams and advanced tournament players.
In his role as Tennis Manager Stephen was responsible for developing and implementing the curriculum for all ages and abilities, overseeing the daily operations for 5 different sites during both after school programs, holiday, summer period camps as well as the hiring and training of all coaching staff.
Stephen started coaching his daughter Tameka from the tender age of 2 years and in June 2011 Tameka was handpicked by Bollettieri / IMG Academies, Bradenton, Florida as one of the top 32 11 year olds in the world. Tameka has since then been offered numerous full-time tennis scholarships on a scholarship basis at various top tennis academies in the world. Tameka was again selected in 2013 to attend the world under 13's at Bollettieri / IMG Academies.
To follow the progress and development of Tameka from an early to the present you can log onto her website: www.tameka10s.webs.com
Along with working with his daughter, Stephen has a selected group of highly talented tournament juniors that he works with on a weekly basis. Stephen also at present works with various men and women's league team players that are of various ability levels.
Stephen mainly specializes in Long-Term Player Development Programming along with this he also focuses on other areas such as; Junior Development Programming and Implementation, Facility / Club Management and Consultancy Services, On-Court Coaches workshops and Seminars, Curriculum Development for all ability levels, Individual Player Coaching Consultancy Services and 10 & Under Tennis Curriculum execution.
Stephen has a Bachelors degree in Physical Education and a Master's Degree in Sports Psychology and is a certified tennis professional.
Stephen's Coaching Philosophy: "work them hard, correct them and make sure they have fun by coaching going beyond the obvious while perfecting the basics will give your clients an experience of a life time".