Michael was born and raised in a small country town just outside of Sacramento, CA. His love for tennis began as a freshman in high school, when his family was housing a Chilean foreign exchange student for the school year. Throughout his junior career, he reached as high as top 50 in California for the 18 & under age division. His passion and hard work only continued through college, as he received a scholarship to play at Arizona Christian University, where he collected nearly 100 wins throughout his career. Post college, Michael has gained more than 10 years of teaching experience ranging between college tennis to public and private facilities, with all ages and levels of players. Off the court, he loves going on outdoor adventures with his wife, such as hiking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, and pickleball.
Born in Tauranga, New Zealand, Paul’s junior career earned him his first endorsement contract (with YonexÔ) at the age of nine. He represented his province at the #1 position in every national junior team event from age 10 through 18 and reached the quarterfinals of national junior championship tournaments on multiple occasions. Paul came to the United States on a tennis scholarship to Brigham Young University, where he maintained an undefeated singles record in dual matches. Paul achieved NCAA “scholar-athlete” status in tennis and was also a starting member of the BYU rugby team which reached the finals of the Collegiate Rugby Division One National Championship. Paul resumed his teaching career in 2003 when he became director of tennis at Riverside Country Club in Provo, UT. Along with overseeing the tennis program at the club, Paul coached a Utah 4A High School State Champion for five consecutive years from 2006 to 2010. Paul has a passion for teaching and works with players of all levels. Paul and his wife. Ashley, moved back to the Phoenix area in 2010 to be closer to family.