ANNA SHKUDUN

ACADEMY TENNIS PROFESSIONAL

Anna was born in the Ukraine and started her tennis journey when she was 9 years old. Tennis quickly became Anna’s life and she decided to take the path towards professional tennis. Over the course of four years and hard work, Anna began playing the ITF junior circuit when she was 13 years old and earned an ITF junior ranking of #154 in the world. After two years on the ITF junior circuit, Anna moved on to play the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) pro circuit. Her highest WTA singles ranking was #359 and reached #318 in doubles with 5 WTA doubles titles and one singles title. By the age of 18, Anna moved to Germany and practiced at Mannapov Tennis Academy for two years. During the WTA touring days, Anna received a Bachelor Degree in Physical Training at Zaporozhie National Technical University in Ukraine, Zaporozhie. After finishing her Bachelor degree, the goal was to develop further in the field of education, teaching and learning processes. In 2015, Anna received a full NCAA scholarship from Syracuse University. She became a student-athlete of the “Orange Family” and started her Master’s program at the School of Education. Anna represented Syracuse as their #1 player and reached #33 in National Collegiate Rankings. She spent 3 years in Syracuse and graduated, in May 2018, with a Masters of Science degree in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation; she also received certification in the field of Intercollegiate Advising and Support.

Anna’s tennis journey allowed her to travel worldwide, visiting 30+ countries. Through this experience, she has gained immeasurable communication skills. This coupled with her tennis background, gave way to her becoming a tennis coach. Anna strives to positively impact players of all levels at Tennis Innovators Academy and we are excited for her future contributions towards the development of our players.