SKY KIM

Founder of Road to Pro. Inc

Director of RTP Tennis Academy

"It's my passion to help players reach their goals and take them to a level that they've never thought they were able to reach."

Coaching philosophy

 At RTP Tennis Academy, our world-class coaches have the experience to help guide

players and parents through their tennis adventure. Whether it is technique, physical, mental or emotional needs, we can provide the right tools at the right time to help the players breakthrough.

We believe that it is important to have the parents involved in the process of making a great tennis player. Our coaches have been former players, or parents of players, in the past to know exactly how it feels to be in that situation. As a former touring player/coach, we have the luxury to pick and choose the best coaches out there.

Finally, we approach "fun" in a different way than the traditional methods of having fun. We believe that winning is a huge part of "fun" in tennis. Having "fun" can help motivate players the right way. With proven methods and results in the past, we can take players to levels they have never imagined, by unlocking their potential.

Coaching background

2009 Top Korean Team Jr Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl Coach

2010 WTA Traveling coach experience

2011 WTA French Open experience

2011 Top Korean Team Jr Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl Coach (Chung Hyeon)

2012 Top Korean ATP Player coaching experience

2010-2012 Middle States Girl’s 12’s #1 Coach

2008-2009 Celsius Tennis Academy Coach in Florida

2011-2013 Ivan Lendl Tennis Academy Scouting Coach

2011-2014 Kim Young Hong Tennis Academy International Traveling Coach

2013Hansol Traveling Coach (Davis Cup members Lim Yong Kyu, Jeong Suk Young)

2013 Coached Junior ITF #25 Kim Young Seok for pro debut

2015 Inventor and Author of Road to Pro Tennis Swing Training System

2016 Author of book Art of War: Art of Tennis

2017 ATP #29 and Nextgen Champion Hyeon Chung Traveling Coach

2018 SoCal Girls 10s #1 coach (Amy Lee)

2018 #1 Youtube Channel for Tennis in Korea RTPTennis[하늘쌤테니스꿀팁]

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Lsu90hbliCn9_Vkp7WtLw/featured

2018 Inventor of the revolutionary racket dampener Shocksorb using patented shock and vibration absorbing material.

 

Former full scholarship IMG Academy student and former hitting partner of Tommy Haas, Max Mirnyi, Parul-Henri Mathieu, Xavier Malisse, Hugo Armando, Maria Sharapova, Jalena Jankovic, Daniella Hantuchova, Mariana Lucic, Venus and Serena Williams, Monica Seles, Alexandra Stevenson, Tatiana Golovin, and etc.

 

Multiple students accepted into Division I colleges and Ivy Leagues in the States.

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