3-time Davis Cup player
Played in the CAC Games in Puerto Rico
Played for Auburn University
NJCAA champion at ASA in 2014 Went 31-1 individually all season. All American in doubles
Singles & 2 time Doubles National Champion in Trinidad & Tobago
Trained at Saddlebrook academy in Tampa. Won awards for hardest working and most improved that year.
Hitting partner for some ATP & WTA players such as James Blake, John Isner, Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson, Victoria Azarenka & the Bryan bros

John-David (J.D.) Russo

Teaching Professional

Our Pro Staff

Join one of our group classes or schedule a Private Lesson with one of our experienced, professional instructors!

Albert Richards

​Co-Director of Tennis

John Richards
Co-Director of Tennis


Liam Gomez

Teaching Professional

BS from Hampton University – Therapeutic Recreation and Pre-Physical Therapy

USPTA Certified Elite Instructor
Former Head Teaching Professional at Keene’s Pointe Golder bear Club and Metrowest Country Club.
Hampton University Assistant Men’s Head Coach

Albert has participated in Davis Cup Competition (2000-2004), World University Games (2002) as well as Captain of the Hampton University Men’s Team during the 2000-2001 season.

As a Certified USPTA Pro, I have a passion for perfection in all we do as well as everything our students take part in. Developing our youngest athletes into all around great players is what I strive for when I’m on court.

Professional Player on the ATP World Tour: 1986 -1989
Davis Cup Captain: Puerto Rico, 2002 – 2004
All-American Singles and Doubles Player: Lander University, 1983 and 1984

Francisco (Junior) Gonzalez is a former ATP Tour Player with over 25 years experience teaching tennis to players of all ages and abilities. He has a true love of the game and the ability to encourage and excite players with his infectious attitude. His resume is full of names known worldwide, from his mixed doubles wins with Gigi Fernandez to his time traveling on the ATP Tour as a hitting partner with Andy Roddick and others.

Francisco "​Junior" Gonzalez

Director of High Performance

BA from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University – Business Administration

USPTA Certified Elite Instructor
Lead Tennis Pro at MG Tennis
FAMU Assistant Women’s Head Coach

John Richards has a great history in competitive tennis as well as coaching.

John has participated in Davis Cup Competition (2000-2004), Pan American Games (1999 & 2003), World University Games (2002) as well as Captain of the Florida A&M University Men’s Team during the 2000-2001 season.

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