Master Tennis Pro
USTPA Pro 1
Originally from New Zealand, Claude graduated from the University of Maryland, attending on a tennis scholarship.
He is our Master Tennis Pro with a U.S.P.T.A. Pro 1 rating.
Claude is a former ATP touring pro, achieving a ranking in the top 200. He is a 30 time Mid-Atlantic and Maryland State Champion, recently winning the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Mens 45 & 50 Clay Court Singles Championships.
As a five time National Singles Champion he has been selected on three occasions to represent the USA on International Senior Teams.
In 2000 Claude was a member of the victorious Mens 45 International Dubler Cup team, playing #1 singles.
Claude achieved a number 1 USTA singles ranking for Mens 40 Singles in 1998.
With all of his teaching and playing experience, Claude uses his knowledge to teach players of all skill levels in both private and group settings. He stresses the fundamentals of stroke development, strategy, and conditioning with instructional drills and match play situations.