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Robert Barr
USA
Birthdate: 12-Dec-1963
Birthplace: Texas, USA
Residence: Burlington, USA
Nationality: American
Speaks: English
GPTCA B-LEVEL COACH
Career Highlights Education Contact

 

2011-to-date
Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Hamilton College
- Coaches and manages all aspects for both Division III programs. Eight student-athletes made the 2012 NESCAC All-Academic team

 

2010-to-date
Director of Tennis, The Essex Resort and Spa, Essex, Vermont
- Manages and supervises the resort’s successful adult tennis camp, Vermont Tennis Vacations
- Responsible for designing and upgrading their innovative program content
- In charge of hiring, managing and educating their professional staff

 

2010-2011
Interim Head Coach of Men’s Tennis, Middlebury College
- Coaches and manages all aspects for the top ranked Division III program
- Duties include designing and running successful practices, match scheduling, mentoring student-athletes, budget oversight, fundraising and recruiting
- Taught classes in the Physical Education Department
- Served as Co-Chair for NESCAC Men and Women’s NESCAC Championships
- Served as chair and hosted NCAA Men’s Regionals

 

2010
NCAA National Champions, DIII
- Served as the assistant coach on the NCAA National Championship team that went undefeated in Division III
- Coached 4 All- Americans on this squad
- Coached the doubles team of Andrew Thomson/ Andrew Lee to the ITA National Doubles Championship crown and All-American status at the 2009 ITA Small College Nationals in Mobile, Alabama

 

2009-2010
Assistant Coach Of Men’s Tennis, Middlebury College

 

2000-2009
Head Professional /Director of New England Tennis Holidays
- Voted the #1 rated Tennis Camp in the World for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 by Tennis Resorts Online as well as being voted a World’s Top 25 Camp by Tennis Magazine
- In 2004, he was appointed Director of the NETH program in Essex, Vermont
- Assisted in coordinating all phases of its operation, from designing and updating their inventive programs, training the staff of teaching professionals, video analysis, on court presentations and playing in the world class exhibitions
- Under his direction, the NETH Vermont location was rated #5 in the world in its first year of operation and was rated inside the top 10 each year

2008
Director of Junior Player Development/Head Coach for Tennis New Zealand (North Otago Region)
- Directed and supervised all junior tennis programs for North Otago
- Designed and implemented a high performance program for elite players, training and traveling with the section’s representative teams at national events, coaching high school teams, intersectional league teams and various primary school programs

 

2007-2008
ATP Tour Coach for Sonchat and Sonchai Ratiwatana
- In 2007, the duo won 4 Challenger events, played the Main Draw at Wimbledon and US Open, reached the semi-finals of 2 ATP events (Los Angeles and Newport) and won their first ATP tour event in Bangkok. They began the 2008 season by winning the ATP event in Chennai and were ranked as high as #39 in the world and #11 in the ATP Doubles points race

 

2004-2005
WTA Tour Coach for Suchanun Viratprasert
- Coached and traveled full time with Viratprasert, the number two ranked female in Thailand, whose WTA world ranking reached a career high #167 in 2004. She competed at the US and Australian Opens and was the 2003 SEA Games Gold medalist. Suchanun has been a member of Thailand’s Federation Cup Team since 2001

 

2003-2004
Coached and traveled with Thailand’s Davis Cup members Sonchat and Sonchai Ratiwatana to selected ATP tournaments throughout the years

 

2002-2004
Director of Elite Player Development Team, VOLKL-Thailand
- Coached and directed all phases of development for Thailand’s top ATP, WTA professionals and ITF world ranked juniors
- Among those who participated on the team were Asian Games Gold medalist Danai Udomchoke (ATP #78), SEA Games Gold medalists and World University Games Champions Sonchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana (ATP #39), Attapol Rithiwattanapong (ATP #887), as well as Anuwat Dalodom (ATP #1208), and Weerapat Doakmaiklee (ITF #47) Pichaya Laosirichon (ITF #71, WTA #758), Kittipong Wachiramanowong (ITF #25) and Phonkan Daowadueng

 

1999-2001
Director of Junior Development, Cross Gates Athletic Club, Slidell
- Led High Performance program with over 20 juniors with state and sectional rankings
- Travelled with players to tournaments, held training camps before major events
- Held holiday and summer camps
- Successfully coached the club’s USTA adult league teams
- Served as tournament director for a USTA regional junior event and the club championships

 

1995-1999
Director of Tennis at The Beach Club, Metarie, LA
- Helped revive The Beach Club from a small, struggling club into one of New Orleans most thriving and successful clubs
- Turned a nonexistent junior program into one of the city’s best and well attended with over 60 juniors participating, many competing at the state and sectional level.
- Held private lessons and clinics for all levels
- Successfully coached various USTA League teams to district and state titles
- As tournament director, he directed a number of USTA sanctioned events, socials, mixers, and The Beach Club Open, a well attended regional event that attracted some of the top senior players in the nation, as well as many top collegiate players from the area

 

1989-1997
Head Coach for TENNIS:Europe
- Supervised and coached a touring team of American juniors playing ITF junior and professional events throughout Europe during summer months
- Designed and directed the tennis exhibitions at the American Sports Pavilion at the 1992 World Exposition in Seville, Spain

 

1995-1996
Associate Head Coach of Men’s Tennis, University of New Orleans
- In charge of the Men’s program that finished 1996 with a 13-10 record against a nationally competitive schedule to give UNO its first winning season since 1974

 

1994-1995
Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Tennis, University of Louisiana-Monroe, LA
- Directed both Division I programs that finished the 1995 season with Southland Conference Championships

 

1992-1994
Assistant Coach of Men’s Tennis, Rice University, Houston, TX
- Assisted with all aspects of the nationally ranked top 25 Division I program, including recruiting, scheduling and directing practices
- Served as a lecturer in the Physical Education department

 

1990-1991
Interim Head Coach of Women’s Tennis, Southeastern Louisiana University

 
1985-1987
On Professional Staff, John Newcombe’s Tennis Ranch, Texas
- Began his coaching career as a summer camp counselor and from there went on to serve as a Staff Professional in a full time capacity
- Mentored by an outstanding pro staff on coaching and training principles, programming, marketing and video analysis


Playing Career

ITF World and USTA nationally ranked veteran player
USTA Men’s Professional Satellite Circuit, 1984-85
NAIA National Championships, 1984, 1987
NJCCA National Championships, 1983

 

Professional Distinctions:

- Directed tennis exhibition at the American Sports Pavilion-World’s Fair, Seville, Spain, 1992
- Member of Atlantic Coast 45s –USTA New England Team
- Presenter at Vermont Tennis Symposium, Middlebury, VT
- National Zonal Lead Coach for USTA Eastern Section (Runner- up)
- National Team Coach B12 Clay courts for USTA Eastern
- Intersectional Team Coach for USTA New England Section

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