Born and raised in Gainesville, Chris started playing tennis at age 4. He participated in multiple State Championship Teams at Gainesville High School, where he excelled on an individual level as well.
Chris continued to play tennis at top 10 program Mississippi State before transferring to UF where he fulfilled a lifelong dream of playing for the Gators. He earned All-SEC honors in his last two years, while contributing to a #2 National ranking for the university’s undefeated SEC Championship team in 2003. He maintained his competitive spirit by playing professional outdoor racquetball and still feels that his greatest achievement on the court was winning the 2010 World Outdoor Mixed Doubles Championship with his mother.
After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Management, Chris helped his father run the family business. After spending seven years in the business world, Chris jumped back into tennis to serve as Head Pro at Point O’ Woods in New York for one summer. Afterwards, he took up residence as Assistant Pro at the Jonesville Tennis Center in Gainesville, Florida.
Chris enjoys sharing his love of tennis with kids and is proud to be involved with Aces in Motion. He has been instrumental in helping build the program and implement the curriculum prior to prepare Aces in Motion for launch.