Team: Oregon Ducks
Created Nike Tennisb
Lesson Plan at the world headquarters
Found his passion for tennis
Became the head pro
Graduated from University of Oregon
Ethics Minority Counsel community service award
Recognized by Portland Afterschool Tennis for generous donations
Coached women's 3.5 USTA Team
Functions as a 'Traveling Coach" for students taking lessons at home, or for students participating in tournaments out of the local area. Accompanies groups of adult student players to observe playing techniques at major tennis tournaments (i.e. U.S. Open, California events, etc.).
Extensive instructional background offering team coaching, group lessons, private and semi-private instruction and group clinics to students of all ages and skill levels.
Over twenty years experience as a Teaching Professional. Techniques acquired from nationally acclaimed instructors. Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Able to recognize a student's individual talents and unique assets. USTA Tennis Rating Evaluator.
Anthony is a T.L.I. Certified Instructor, a Nike sponsor coach and member of the USTA and Wilson Team Tennis Advisory Staff. He has owned and operated Blackburn Tennis Productions since 1987. He provides individual coaching, tennis camps, events and seminars for coaches.