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Meet Head Women's Tennis Coach Adam Ford

 

In his first season as coach, Adam Ford guided the Flying Dutch to a conference championship and appearance in the NCAA Division III championships. The Flying Dutch posted an overall 15-7 dual match record, went undefeated in conference duals (8-0) and won the MIAA tournament.

Ford was no stranger to Hope tennis when he was appointed head coach. He has been employed at the college's DeWitt Tennis Center since 2005 and has served as the facility's head pro since 2010.

Ford was a two-time state champion at Forest Hills Central High School. He played tennis for four years at Division I Northern Illinois University where he graduated with a bachelor of science in communication studies degree. He and a doubles partner were ranked as high as 33rd nationally among Division I players.

His teaching prowess was recognized by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), which named him the 2011 Michigan Tennis Pro of the Year. He is a USPTA P1 Tennis Professional, a PTR Professional and United States Tennis Association (USTA) High Performance Tennis Coach.

He is the owner of Baseline Video LLC which creates videos for on-court training and schools of the USTA, as well as the Professional Tennis Registry and TennisDrills.tv.

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