Associate Tennis Professional
Derek has been a USPTA certified professional since 2008 and comes to High Point from Springhurst Tennis Club and Top Gun Junior Academy in Louisville, KY. While at Springhurst, he worked with people of all different ages and levels as a staff professional, and also directed the 10 & under high performance program, “Future Stars Select.”
Derek has coached USTA 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 teams to local and state championships and developed juniors with state, sectional, and national rankings.
Derek played collegiate tennis for four years at Cedarville University, where he helped lead the team to the NAIA national championships. Upon graduating, Derek went on to earn graduate degrees from Louisville Seminary and Duke University. He is currently finished with coursework for his PhD and in the process of writing his dissertation.
Outside of his passion for tennis, Derek also loves listening to music, reading, and doing anything in the world with his daughter, Eleanor.