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Neil Kenner

Neil Kenner


Dallas, TX, USA


Neil Kenner grew up in Dallas, TX, and decided at age 14 to change his main athletic focus from soccer to tennis. After graduating from J.J. Pearce High and achieving a Texas tennis ranking as high as #1 in singles and doubles, Neil played one year at Washington University in Saint Louis (All-American in singles and doubles) followed by three years at Indiana University (Team Captain Junior and Senior year). Neil competed in Futures and Challengers after college and simultaneously began coaching at T Bar M Racquet Club in 2006, where he had the opportunity to work with some of the top juniors in the world. In 2010, Neil relocated to Seay Tennis Center, where he was the Junior Program Director until leaving in late 2014. In 2013 and 2014, Neil and fellow Seay coach Andrew McCarthy decided to play some doubles and managed to qualify for the main draw of the RBC Challenger of Dallas, defeating the tournament's #2 seeds in 2014 and reaching the quarterfinals. In 2015, Neil privately coached a group of players that included the Texas Summer Grand Slam 18 and under Singles Champion. A couple of months later, Neil teamed up with that same student to win the Texas Region U.S. Open National Qualifier for Mixed Doubles and compete in the National Qualifier in New Haven, CT. From late 2015 to mid-2018, Neil was the Assistant Coach for the Southern Methodist University Women's Tennis program.

Upon finishing the 2018 season with SMU, Neil decided to embark on a learning mission that included the following education programs/certifications:

Kion University Coach
Onnit Academy: Foundations, Durability, Steel Club Training, and Steel Mace Training
C.H.E.K Institute: Holistic Lifestyle Coaching Levels 1 and 2, Exercise Coach
Steel Mace Flow: Workshop taught by Leo "Savage" Urquides
Viking Ninja Mindful Mechanics: Workshop taught by Erik "Esik" Melland

Ready to begin integrating his new skills and knowledge back into competitive tennis, Neil joined the elite coaching staff at Lakes Tennis Academy. Neil is also a USTA High-Performance Coach and a USPTA Certified Elite Instructor.

Neil sees himself as a "connector" of many worlds. With his solid foundational principles, ability to see things through many different lenses, a touch of creativity and a healthy dose of optimism, Neil believes he can positively influence the way people think, train, and ultimately live."

Anti-Aging and Longevity, Athletic Performance, Fat Loss, Fitness, General Nutrition

Additional Credentials/Certifications:
Onnit Academy: Foundations, Durability, Steel Mace, Steel Clubs
USTA High-Performance Tennis Coach
USPTA Certified Elite Tennis Professional
C.H.E.K Level 2 Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Exercise Coach

Private Lesson or Training Session: $105/Hour
Various Levels of Coaching Plans: Coming soon
Group Sessions: Price varies. Just ask!

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