Jeff Salzenstein is the founder and president of Jeff Salzenstein Tennis, an organization focused on helping tennis players improve their games through online tennis instruction in the areas of technique, footwork, nutrition, injury prevention, motivation and athletic development. He is a USPTA Professional 1, Specialist in Competitive Player Development and a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
A member of the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame, Salzenstein set the standard for tennis in Colorado with an unsurpassed record as a player at the amateur and professional levels. As he regularly competed against the best players in the world, he became a serious student of the game and an accomplished world-class competitor.
Salzenstein turned professional in 1996 after graduating from Stanford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. In 1997, Salzenstein was named Rookie of the Year by Tennis Week magazine. He played in all four Grand Slams—Wimbledon, US Open, French Open, Australian Open—and had wins over Mardy Fish, David Nalbandian, Greg Rusedski, and Fernando Verdasco. In 2004, despite having two major surgeries, Salzenstein broke into the top 100 in the world for the first time and was the first American to accomplish this feat after his 30th birthday. He concluded his playing career in 2007 and became a high-performance tennis coach in Denver, Colo.
Salzenstein’s website, www.jeffsalzensteintennis.com, shares cutting-edge tennis tips and lessons to help players improve their games.