David Minihan, USPTA Master Professional

Prior to Kickingbird, David Minihan, Director of Tennis, operated Westwood Tennis Center, 2007 USTA National Facility of the Year, for 21 years. David is best known for his work with 'grass roots' tennis and he has been recognized with many awards by both the USTA district and section. Such awards include 1999 Missouri Valley Outstanding Contributor to USTA Youth Tennis, 1999 and 2000 Oklahoma District Outstanding Contributor to USTA Youth Tennis, 1999 Oklahoma District Excellence in Junior Player Development, 2002 District Outstanding Contributor to USA Team Tennis, 2003 Oklahoma District Excellence in Tennis Programming and 1998 USPTA Oklahoma Professional of the Year. David is also a published writer as he recently authored, "Coaching Your Tennis Champion." He also published many articles and tips which can be read by going to www.thebaseliner.net. Most recently, Minihan founded and is the chief editor of the Oklahoma tennis magazine, The Baseliner. In addition, David is a national tournament director directing USTA district, sectional and national tournaments. David is a Master Professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) which only 1% of teaching professionals worldwide hold this distinction. He is also on the Wilson Advisory Staff as well as chairing the USTA Missouri Valley 10 and Under Youth Progression committee. David is married to Lisa and has two daughters, Aspen and Chloe.

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