Steve Gallagher has been teaching tennis, coaching teams and running tennis progams for over 40 years. He is a certified United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Professional, certified American Council on Exercise (ACE) and International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) personal trainer, licensed and certified USA Cycling Coach and certified Advanced Spinning and SpinPower Instructor.
He worked for Tennis Corporation of America (TCA) as Director of Tennis for Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago (where he established the largest indoor tennis teaching program in the country) and as General Manager/Director of Racquet Sports for Midtown Athletic Club in Rochester, New York, The Vertical Club in New York City and Windy Hill Athletic Club in Atlanta. Steve also served as Director of Tennis for the Weymouth Club in Weymouth, Massachusetts (where he established the largest and most successful junior high peformance training center in New England) and most recently as Director of Tennis for the Country Club of Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia.
Steve presently works at George Mason University as an adjunct professor teaching credit courses in tennis, squash, racquetball, weight training and cardio conditioning and as a personal trainer and cycling instructor. He also coordinates adult league play for USTA NOVA.
Steve has an extensive competitive sports background. He was a highly sectionally ranked player in tennis, squash and racquetball. He played NCAA intercollegiate ITA Division I tennis for Colgate University. He is also a competive masters road cyclist.
He maintains a tennis blog www.tenthingstennis.com and developed and trademarked a program called RallyGames® which has applications as a learning tool as well as a collaborative, competitive game format.
Steve has a B.A. degree from Colgate University and master’s degree in Community Planning and Area Development from University of Rhode Island (where he also served as assistant men’s tennis coach).