Coach Alec is the Head Tennis Professional of the Southern Village Club tennis program and has worked in that role since February of 2018. He joined the SVC Tennis staff in May of 2015 as a part-time teaching professional, quickly making the transition to full-time after he discovered his love of teaching, particularly of 10 and under juniors. He is a graduate of UNC, where he played on the club tennis team for a year. Alec obtained his USPTA Elite Certification in February 2018, which apart from technical teaching skills, covers subject matter such as business operations, programming, sports science, management, and leadership and he was the recipient of the 2019 Under 30 Pro of the Year Award from USPTA NC. Coach Alec is an advocate of professional development and a strong believer in life-long learning and self-improvement. Apart from his role at SVC, Alec serves as the President of EnoCTA, a non-profit community tennis organization that serves the Chapel Hill-Durham area, and works to grow the game of tennis in the broader community. One of Alec’s major goals is to develop a well-educated, specialized team to serve the needs of the Southern Village Club membership. He is always looking to attract new team members, implement new ideas, and inspire the Southern Village Club teaching staff to grow. Fun fact: Alec was a baseball player as a kid and didn’t pick up a tennis racquet until the age of 13!