May 2022-to-date    
Head Pro at Raintree Swim & Racquet Cub

August 2021-May 2022   
Director of Junior Tennis & Head Racquets Professional, The Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, VA
- Responsible for all aspects of the tennis department with a special emphasize on Junior programming and development as well as Adult programs
- Also responsible for general day to day club operations
- Managing a staff of 3 assistant pros
- CCV is the  #9 Platinum Country Club in the USA as ranked by Forbes with a very active membership of over 7,600 members

October 2017–September 2021 
- Assistant Director of Tennis, Stonebrook Club, Winchester, VA

August 2015–October 2017 
Head Tennis Professional, Winchester Country Club, Winchester, VA
- On court teaching of juniors and adults including (USTA Men’s & Ladies Teams clinics for 2.5s, 3.0s ,3.5s and 4.0s)
- Managing weekly adult flights, communicating with mem-bers through emails and in person
- Coaching juniors from beginners to sectional and na-tional levels
- "Tennis Specific Footwork Training" TSFT Program Director: I established  the "TSFT" program which aims to improve the power, speed, flexibility, balance, and agility of our competitive junior and adult tennis players 

USTA Zone Team Championships MAS National Zonal Coach 

2016-2019 & 2022, 2023 
USTA Spring National Team Coach, Mobile, AL     
- Spring National Team Championships is the highest level tennis competition team event in the USA. Top USA coaches are selected for this event

September 2014-April 2015 
Head Tennis Pro, John McEnroe Tennis Academy, Manhattan, NY
- Private coach to both children and adults, averaging 40 hours per week. Responsible for group and academy teaching environments as well as individual lessons
- Coaching some of the top young talent in the USA, working closely with directors on a daily basis
- Coach to high profile clients and children of all abilities. Hitting partner with John McEnroe and top ITF players

Graduate Assistant Coach, Bethune-Cookman University, FL
- Assisted the Head Men’s and Women's Tennis Coach in all aspects of both division 1 tennis programs
- Responsibilities include recruiting and administrative duties, organizing and implementing practice sessions, on-court coaching, team travel, fundraising, assisting with monitoring student-athlete academic progress, administrative paperwork and other duties as assigned by the Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach

Playing Experience 
D-1 College Tennis, Competed on the ITF and Challenger Tours


Founder of “Emil Tennis Method” - a research based, tennis movement and footwork training program. It allows players to learn better and faster by applying actual tennis movement patterns in their game.
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Member of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Coaches Commission Committee

September 2011-to-date
World Anti-Doping Agency
WADA Certified

M.S. Transformative Leadership, Bethune Cookman University 
Certification in Sports Management, United States Sports Academy

B.S. Hospitality Management, Bethune Cookman University

USTA Sports Science Level 1
Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT) by ITPA
GPTCA C-Level International Coach


Emil Vassilev

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US Phone no.: 386-383-0594