Co-Director of Junior Tennis
As a Dallas native, Jai won Texas State Junior titles in various divisions, including six USTA national junior titles. He attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) on a tennis scholarship and became a three-time NCAA All-American, graduating from SMU with a degree in Business Administration.
Jai then played professional tennis, earning a top 100 ranking on the ATP tour in both singles and doubles.
His coaching accomplishments include leading the SMU women’s tennis team to a Southwest Conference Championship and a top 8 NCAA National finish in his first and only year as Head Women’s Coach.
Jai was Chris Evert’s personal coach for two years. He was also one of the first Men’s Pro Team Coaches with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), based in London, and a fulltime National Men’s Coach for the United Kingdom’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) for two years. Back in the States, Jai was a fulltime USTA National Coach for 17 years at the national training center in Florida.
He has coached three World Number 1 ranked players: Chris Evert, Lindsey Davenport, and Leander Paes (arguably India’s greatest tennis player), plus numerous Top 50 World ranked pros (Amanda Anismova #28 Singles,WTA), Sofia Kenin #4 Singles,WTA), Marianne Werdel-Witmeyer (19 national junior titles), Christina McHale (#88 Singles,WTA), etc.. He has also coached a U.S. Open Junior Champion (Tu), a U.S. Junior Fed Cup Team Champion (including Mattek and Harkleroad), and a USTA Junior Nationals Champion in Girl’s 12’s (Nguyen) and Girl’s 18’s (McHale).
Prior to joining High Point, Jai worked with several highly regarded tennis programs in the metropolitan area; tennis pro at T Bar M Dallas, Club Director for Springpark Racquet Club in Garland, and Junior Director for Stonebridge Ranch in McKinney.