Starting in 2012 I was contracted by the ATP Tour and WTA Tours in conjunction with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) to help veteran and retiring professional tennis players transition into a career of teaching and coaching.
I was thrilled to start this new venture, have the opportunity to be on court with some world class players and be influential in the next chapter of their tennis life. Besides, what could be easier than teaching world ranked players something they should clearly be experts on?
These certification events would be scheduled with ATP and WTA players during the Miami Open event which was then held at the Tennis Center of Crandon Park in Key Biscayne. Each year the group would consist of between 10-20 touring pros, many of whom any avid tennis fan would be able to recognize.
Kyle LaCroix is the Chief Education Officer of SETS Consulting. Specialized Educational Tennis Solutions (SETS) is a coaching and educational service for elite coaches, competitive players and tennis institutions/federations.He provides tactical and technical expertise in the area of professional development, management of career growth and player improvement. He is one of less than 200 USPTA Master Professional in the world, as well as a PTR Certified Professional. He also has receiving his United States Center For Coaching Excellence (USCCE) Certification. He has been a featured speaker at numerous Industry Conferences.
Kyle has experience working with ATP/WTA and NCAA collegiate players at each level of their competitive careers and at every stage of their professional and personal development. He understands the important roles and responsibilities that federations, coaches and players carry with them on a daily basis.
Kyle also holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Stanford University.