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Coach Eric Dobsha
Eric Dobsha had a standout junior career in Florida. He was ranked inside the top #5 in singles in every age group, culminating with a #1 ranking in the 18's, following his win in the 18's at the Bobby Curtis State Closed. In doubles, he was ranked #1 in every age group in Florida.
In national level play, Eric was ranked top #10 in singles in every age group, with a high of #7 in his first year of 18's. In doubles, he was ranked #1 in every age group. He won 5 gold balls in doubles over his career, topped off with a win in the prestigious USTA National 16's in Kalamazoo, MI.
Eric went on to play at the University of Florida, where he was ranked top #50 singles and top #20 doubles in NCAA rankings. He is a proud member of the 1994 SEC Championship Team, who just celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Eric has been coaching for over 25 years, and has produced scholarship players for University of Florida, Florida State University, University of South Carolina, L.S.U., University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Brown, Furman, Montevallo and many other Universities and Colleges. His students have amassed over 5 million in college aid, and he has overseen over 40 students who have gone on to play college tennis. Eric also brings his coaching passion to his TTJL and Women's League teams. He loves working with every level and age group. He finds the relationships he cultivates to be his biggest source of happiness.
Coach Sukhwa Young
Sukhwa Young is a former NCAA Division 1 player reaching as high as the #1 junior in the USA. He played against many top 20 ATP players such as Rafael Nadal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Thomas Berdych, Gael Monfils and John Isner, to name a few.
He has coached many top nationally and internationally ranked athletes and helped them get scholarships to D1,D2,D3 and Ivy League colleges.
Sukhwa Young was the assistant coach for St. Leo University and helped them finish top #4 in the Nation.
He brings his extensive playing experience and passion for tennis to his teaching and helps guide players and parents to reach their goals.
Coach Mick Lyons
Mick Lyon's journey to the Eric Dobsha Tennis Academy began at the Universal Tennis Academy, where he was coached by Coach Eric Dobsha himself.
Mick's high school tennis career included two Missouri State Doubles medals and a second place in the Team Championships. As far as collegiate tennis, Mick played at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he served as a team captain.
As a PTR certified professional, Mick thoroughly enjoys working with players of all ages and levels. Mick's teaching career began at Frontenac Racket Club, in St. Louis, Missouri. During his four years at FRC, Mick was the Director for ladies inter-club, later on became the Assistant Director at Highlands and has since then led various other programs before joining the Eric Dobsha Tennis Academy in the fall of 2018.
Coach Kirby O'Loughlin
With over 10 years of playing experience, Kirby O'Loughlin played 4 years of high school tennis at Gaither High School. In 2014, Kirby was a district runner up at the #1 doubles position in Hillsborough County. Over the course of 4 years Kirby has totaled over 40 match wins and 4 losses throughout the Hillsborough County High School District. Kirby has also had success with some matches at the USTA level of competition in the state of Florida. After high school, Kirby played for the A Division club team at the University of South Florida.
In addition to his playing career, Kirby started coaching at the age of 18, and has done so successfully for 6 years now. Throughout these six years, Kirby has worked with a variety of players and ages, ranging from developing players up to adults and High Performance students.
Coach Alejandro Feliciano
Alejandro Feliciano has over 14 years of competitive playing experience and has recently graduated from an NCAA Division II University. Alejandro has won and led his team as a captain to two High School State Team Championships (Consisting of 2 Singles Championship and 2 Doubles Championship medals), as well as a High School Decoturf National Championship Title. After high school, Alejandro played at King University and was named All-Conference and Third Team for 3 out of his 4 years, as well as becoming the Captain during his senior year.
Alejandro has been coaching at the Eric Dobsha Tennis Academy for 3 years and has worked with as wide variety of players.
Alejandro is currently pursuing a career as a professional tennis player.
Ulrike (Ulli) Frizelle (Administrator)
Ulli Frizelle was born and raised in Austria. Ulli's journey with tennis began once her first born developed a passion for the sport. Now a mother of 3, Ulli and her children are all active throughout the Eric Dobsha Tennis Academy. Ulli's responsibilities range from administering and scheduling group clinics to handling payments and memberships at both locations, Van Dyke Farms and Northdale Golf and Tennis Club. Ulli loves keeping all students and parents updated throughout our social media pages.