Adam Ford has been the Hope College women’s tennis coach since the 2013 season. He became men’s coach in July of 2015.
Ford has guided the Flying Dutch to three Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association titles (2013, 2015 and 2016) and four NCAA Division III Tournament appearances (2013-16).
Ford was no stranger to Hope tennis when he was appointed head coach. He has been employed at the college’s DeWitt Tennis Center since 2005 and has served as the facility’s head pro since 2010.
Ford was a two-time state champion at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central High School. He played tennis for four years at Division I Northern Illinois University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. He and a doubles partner were ranked as high as 33rd nationally among Division I players.
His teaching prowess was recognized by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), which named him the 2011 Michigan Tennis Pro of the Year.
He is a USPTA P1 Tennis Professional, a PTR Professional and United States Tennis Association (USTA) High Performance Tennis Coach.