DIRECTOR OF TENNIS
Vladimir was born and raised in the Republic of Georgia. Vlad discovered his love for tennis at the age of 10 years old and by the time he was 16 years of age he began competing in the ITF circuit. After finding success in the circuit Vlad catapulted himself to play Davis Cup for the Republic of Georgia at the #1 singles and doubles positions, a great honor and accomplishment.
After gaining the experience necessary Vlad played the ATP Tour and performed well in many satellite and challenger events through his college years. From 1994-1999 Vlad studied and received his masters in sports journalism from the University of Physical Education in the Republic of Georgia. His coaching years began in 1999 when he became the assistant coach for the Georgian National Team.
By 2003 Vlad decided to take his coaching ability to the United States and took a position as the Junior Program Director of the College Park Athletic Club in Chicago.
In late 2009 he was scouted by Sportime NY and quickly gained recognition at Sportime Harbor Island, located in Westchester New York. Vlad was named Assistant Director of Tennis by 2011 and began cementing his name in the New York area.
His commitment to high quality instruction and true knowledge of the game has landed him a spot in the Tennis Innovators family, as the Director of Tennis for the Tennis Innovators Academy he will bring his staff and students to the next level.