Tennis Director Midtown Rochester
Laramie Gavin is the Director of Racquet Sports at Midtown Athletic Club in Rochester, New York. There, he and his team of 16 racquet sports professionals provide quality tennis programming in a state-of-the-art facility.
Laramie’s road to Rochester came through Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago, and before that, various clubs in the St. Louis area. A St. Louis native, Laramie’s first passion was baseball. However, a chance invitation to a tennis camp at age 12 and he was hooked. Hours of practice and competitive play landed Laramie a college scholarship to play for Southern Illinois University. From there, he continued his tennis passion by coaching the college team and getting involved in local developmental programs.
A move to Chicago gave Laramie a chance to work at Midtown Tennis Club, a leader in the tennis industry. There, his real passion, coaching kids, was given a chance to develop. He left his position there for Rochester as Junior Tennis Director and a job of rebuilding a struggling junior program. Through a shift in culture and a simple, principled approach to coaching, the team at Rochester has transformed the junior program into one of the best in the Region and a model for others, Nationally.
When working outside the club, Laramie spends time with the USTA as a Sectional clinician, committee member and a Net Generation Ambassador. When not working, Laramie spends his time with his wife Molly and their two boys, Emerson and Elliott.
Your chance to get some more face to face time with our experts and your group. Summarize and ask key questions, but more importantly ask. Where next? WHat changes and improvements will you make to your program when you are back at your facility working on your program.
Principles are like a language. Getting everyone moving in the same direction with key principles that maximize learning is a job for every program. This session highlights the core elements of every activity and looks at ways to ensure that coaches set the environment which makes learning happen.
Part of the Junior Directors strand this session looks at sorting through the numbers that you may be measured on. Understanding which ones will are indicators of a successful program and which are not worth the paper they are printed on.