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Mr. Steven Knigge

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 Implement traditional and innovative coaching strategies, styles and training methods to develop and enhance the players’ success during match play.
 To motivate players, regardless of developmental or skill level to reach their maximal potential.
 Engage players in a variety of coaching methods that develop and enhance personal health/fitness, personal and social responsibility, problem solving, tactical decision making, turn-taking, language, social skills and interaction.
 Encourage pa



Mr. Steven Knigge

Country of residence

United States



Coach since






Professional certification
Player Experience

Former pro tennis player


Coaching / Work Experience
03/2013 - 06/2013


 Identified the developmental needs of athletes; coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping players to improve their skills.  Instrumental in leading the team to the MIAA team state tennis tournament in first year.  Established “Fair Play” guidelines involving personal and social responsibility: student-athletes having respect for themselves, equipment, opponents, coaches, teammates, school, parents/guardians, community and the game of tennis itself.  Developed and enhanced tennis skills, strategy, problem solving and tactical decision making.  Created clear, concise, realistic but challenging goals while training and during competition.  Modified training exercises, communication and sport equipment to assist players in achieving success.

06/2012 - Present

GAME- SET(specialized enhancement training) MATCH

 Develop and implement fitness/conditioning regimes for junior player development based on agility, speed and movement pre-testing, level of fitness, previous playing experience, age, and developmental level.  Develop training programs for enhanced on-court performance.  Communicate practical and theoretical components of physical activity to improve overall health/wellness and to guide players in making better lifestyle choices on and off the court.  Develop teaching/coaching strategies based on developmental, skill and age differences and cultural diversity.

05/2002 - Present

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR: PTR Tennis Professional, Buzzards Bay, MA 2002 – Present

 Conduct private and group tennis instruction to a wide variety of players from: munchkins-novice- recreational-competitive players and athletes.  Coached and trained players as a hitting coach and fitness/conditioning/movement coach to 3 of the top 20 New England 16 years and under boys and girls tennis players.  Trained top juniors in New England on technique, strategy, problem solving, mental toughness, fair-play, fitness/conditioning and movement, and match play.  Develop, implement and direct individual and small group lessons emphasizing hitting drills, technique, strategy, tactics, agility, speed, movement, plyometrics, and reaction drills simulating match play.

02/2001 - 06/2002

ASSISTANT TENNIS PROFESSIONAL: Kevin Pease Tennis Academy, Falmouth Sports Center, Falmouth, MA

 Assisted in the implementation of group lesson plans in singles & doubles.  Assisted in the development and implementation of munchkin tennis.  Conducted private tennis instruction from novice to competitive players and athletes.  Created and implemented fitness training programs for junior regionally and nationally ranked players.  Assisted in overseeing adult seeded bracketed tennis tournaments, round robins and gala events.

05/1997 - 07/1998

TENNIS MANAGEMENT: Dennis Van der Meer Tennis University, Hilton Head Island, SC

 Instructed adult clinics; beginner to advanced, junior circuit-world class tennis players, munchkins and senior clinics and drill sessions.  Instructed junior circuit and world class tennis players with advanced drills and techniques.  Instrumental in developing and implementing fitness, conditioning, movement drills and training to Grand Slam players: Joannette Kruger and Grand Stafford.  Assisted in the tennis pro shop in retail sales, reservations, and racquet stringing.  Performed daily maintenance of 18 har-tru and dry tennis courts, as well as seasonal re-surfacing.

06/1994 - 06/1997

ASSISTANT TENNIS PROFESSIONAL: Sauk Valley Community College & Dixon Park District, Dixon, IL

 Assisted the head coach in the development and implementation of pre-season, in-season, and post- season training, practice and competition programs to collegiate tennis players.  Developed and implemented strength/conditioning/movement training programs to improve player on-court performance.  Assisted the men’s head tennis coach in player development, recruiting, team transportation, scoring, and statistics.

08/1983 - 01/1985

TENNIS INTERNSHIP: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 Assisted in the men’s NCAA Division 1 collegiate tennis program with lessons, hitting, drills and strategy.  Adhered by the rules and regulations established by ASU, the PAC 10, and the NCAA.  Assisted the head coach in recruiting, scheduling, travel arrangements, practices, physical training, coaching and other duties as assigned.  Committed to the student-athlete concept and working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations

  • Bridgewater State University (in 2012)
  • Technical College of the Low Country (in 1998)
  • Arizona State University (in 1984)
Language skills




Preferences & Specialties

I am interested in

coaching and other business opportunities


Junior players, Female players, Male players


Private coach, Hitting Partner, Teaching Professional, Head Coach (professional), High Performance Coach, Physical Coach



Net salary

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Willing to travel for tournaments

Yes (15 - 30 weeks)

Target job locations

Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, Asia, Africa

Willing to relocate