🇺🇸 Devin Nerenberg

By 01/26/2018

Devin has traveled around the globe, coached some of the nation’s elite players, and worked with top ATP and WTA players on tour. A California native, Devin was a top junior player before competing at UC Santa Barbara and later, UC Santa Cruz. After achieving Northern California’s number one ranking spot and a brief stint in professional tennis, Devin shifted his focus to coaching and player development. Since then, he has worked with players of all ages and levels, ranging from beginners to ATP and WTA players ranked within the top ten in the world.

Devin prides himself on his people and communication skills, and his ability to “simplify” the game of tennis to his audience. His focus is to be clear, concise, and transparent as he helps break down the sport for players, regardless of their level. Devin considers himself an open-minded tennis coach, and adopts the mindset that tennis is not a sport where “one size fits all.” He understands that the game is highly situational and focuses heavily on each player as a unique individual, catering to his or her specific needs.

Devin’s has an immense drive for competition, which is in accordance with his values of discipline, persistence and sportsmanship. He appreciates the challenges and lessons that tennis presents, and constantly looks to grow both on and off the court.

Tennis Career Highlights

  • Achieved number 1 ranking, USTA Norcal Boys 14s singles (2004)
  • Achieved number 1 ranking, USTA Norcal Men’s Open Singles (2011)
  • Top 100 USTA National Ranking, Boys 16s singles (2005)
  • UC Santa Barbara Men’s Tennis team
  • UC Santa Cruz Men’s Tennis team
  • Qualified for the main draw of an ITF Futures Event (Chico, 2011)
  • Reached three semifinals and one final in the 2013 Pacific Northwest Summer Circuit (2013)
  • USTA Norcal Sportsmanship Award (2005)

Work Experience

  • Hitting partner for top ATP, and WTA players, notably Tomas Berdych, Fabio Fognini, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Cici Bellis, Melanie Oudin, Christina Mchale, Sloane Stephens, and Olga Puchkova
  • Traveled as a coach/hitting partner to events across the globe, including trips to Italy, Turkey, and the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows
  • Coached players of all levels; worked at various tennis clubs, academies, and resorts across the United States
  • Currently works as a Tennis Professional at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona

Education

  • University of California, Santa Cruz Graduate-Honors in Psychology (2012)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (Fall 2008-Winter 2010)
  • Half Moon Bay High School Graduate (2008)