Daniel Myers is a highly experienced tennis player who recently transferred his talents into this coaching arena. Playing on the Orange County High School varsity team all 4 years, Daniel was at the number one position in both singles and doubles and was an all area selection.
After high school, Daniel went to Radford University and played on their nationally ranked Division 1 tennis team.
Daniel is PTR certified. Recently Dan attended the the USTA High Performance Coaching Program held in Carson, California. Not only was this seasoned tennis pro one of only 48 coaches that are selected to attend every two years, but he is also the youngest coach to be accepted into the program! This elite tennis coaching program’s goals are to provide opportunities to help coaches develop the next generation of American Tennis players. The USTA Coaching Education Department established this educational component in cooperation with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).
Dan Myers joins a very small and mighty group of Blue Chip Tennis coaches who have trained in the USTA High Performance Program. Coaches from all over the country are chosen for this training, and we’re proud to have three of them right here at Mount Vernon!
A love of tennis and the desire to continue to be active in the sport brought Daniel to coaching. He was recently promoted to Tennis Director at the MTVAC location.
Michael Cable was a three year starter at Bridgewater College on Academic Scholarship and played at Robinson Secondary School under noted Mid-Atlantic coach, Paul Fisher. Michael went on to teach for Paul Fisher at Burke Center Tennis Association.
After a move to Arizona, Michael became the Lead Tennis Professional at SMASH TENNIS Academy in Chandler Arizona. Excited to be back in Virginia, he recently joined the Blue Chip Tennis Academy staff at the Mount Vernon Athletic Club location.
Michael is a Master Racquet Technician (MRT) and is certified by the United States Racquet Stringers Association. MRT’s must prove their excellence and dedication by passing a comprehensive written exam and rigorous practical exam. He is happy to answer your questions and help with all of your tennis racquet stringing needs.
Michael Cable is a PTR Professional Rated Performance Professional, Master Racquet Technician and a PTR Performance Coach, USPTA.
Patrick Escalambre is a Teaching Professional and Tournament Director for Blue Chip Sports Management and is
a USPTA certified Professional. He has been teaching tennis since 2007 and was an integral part in the growth of Blue Chip Sports Management from its inception in 2009—his role has grown to encompass teaching, administrative and tournament responsibilities.
Currently, Patrick is assigned as the Head Pro at Oakton Swim and Racquet Club in Oakton, VA and a Teaching Professional at Worldgate Sport & Health. Prior to this, Patrick spent 8 years at the Blue Chip Tennis Academy location in Alexandria, VA (MTVAC). He was also a Teaching Professional at Burke Racquet and Swim Club and was the Head Coach at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School and Waynewood Rec Association.
In 2011, he was named USTA Virginia Tournament Director of the Year for his expertise in tournament organization. Patrick also works with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) as an Adult League Coordinator and was a member of the Junior Tennis Committee.
Patrick graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Global Affairs and a concentration in international development. Some of his hobbies include playing golf, meteorology, and languages.
Stefan Stankovic grew up playing on tennis courts near his home in Serbia and he was inspired to play the game by his dad, who is big tennis lover.
Passionate about the sport, Stefan has been playing since he was ten. He competed in Europe in every junior age group from 10u through 18 year old leagues.
In 2014, he graduated with a degree in Sports and Physical Education. Since 2018, he has been proudly representing the USTA in Fairfax schools by leading the Net Generation program.
Stefan is PTR certified and and experienced at teaching both groups and individuals. Excited to now be able to work with both adult and junior players, he hopes to pass on his love for the sport to players of all ages.
Stefan recently joined the Blue Chip Tennis Academy staff at the Mount Vernon Athletic Club location.
Tim Bainton is the Founder for all Blue Chip Sports Management (BCSM) subsidiaries at all locations. He oversees all areas of Blue Chip Tennis Academy’s teaching and programming; assuming the role of Executive Director.
Tim is widely regarded as a pioneer in the industry for his achievements in building and sustaining the success of tennis clubs. His work has created jobs in the tennis industry and he is focused heavily on the professionalization of the tennis teaching industry as a whole and creating algorithms that can maximize the cost per square footage of a tennis court.
Tim is certified at the highest levels, including being a USTA High Performance Coach, a USPTA P1 and PTR Professional. He holds a Merit Rating of 5A from the Professional Tennis Registry (awarded December 2013) and is the youngest person to hold this designation in the United States. Tim was also awarded USTA Mid Atlantic Teaching Professional of the Year – 2010, USTA Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year – 2011, USPTA Mid-Atlantic Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year – 2015, and the PTR Virginia Pro of the Year – 2016.
Under Tim’s directorship Mount Vernon Athletic Club has been awarded the USTA 2011 Mid-Atlantic Facility of the Year and USTA Virginia 2012 Club of the Year. Tim is also a part of the Wilson National Team and serves on their National Speakers Bureau along with legends such as Chris Evert, Todd Martin and Tom Gullikson.
Tim has coached extensively at the junior ranks. Tim has developed solely or been involved in the development of over 20 #1 ranked sectional juniors since 2008. He has been zonal, intersectional, Junior Fed Cup, and Nike Junior Tour coach for the Mid-Atlantic. Tim also captained the 2015 Church Cup Team for the Mid-Atlantic. He has also coached with the USTA HPCE at Davis Cup and the US Open and ITF World Conference. He is a regular speaker at conferences across the country and specifically focuses on the following topics:
Originally from London, England, Tim accepted a full athletic scholarship to attend George Mason University. This was after a very successful junior career that included matches in numerous ITF events throughout Europe and he became both a State and National Champion. While at George Mason University, Tim was four time CAA Scholar Athlete and former #1 singles and doubles player. Tim graduated with Honors from George Mason University with a degree in Economics. He also has a graduate degree from Georgetown University.
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