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Jak Beardsworth

Jak Beardsworth

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UMass-Dartmouth Team

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Clinic with Chris Evert,
Jimmy Connors Tennis Center
Sannibel, FL '86

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Clinic host with Billie Jean King
ITA College Coaches Convention
Sanibel Harbor, FL '87

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Clinic with Dr. Jim Loehr 1988,
Mental Toughness
Training Founder
Sanibel Harbor, FL '88

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Jr. Clinic with Arthur Ashe
Miami, FL, '91

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Davis Cup Captain
Miami, FL '91

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Grand Slam Champion
Bonita Beach, FL '93

Click Here for LargerJak's Angels Pro Staff at Whiteface Club, Lake Placid, NYIn the 90s - L-R Siri Hauge, Jody Cogar, Jennifer Dupree

Jak Beardsworth Tennis

Bio, Philosophy

EDUCATION:  UMASS-Dartmouth; B.A. History, Minor Psychology

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/AWARDS:  USPTA Elite Professional, UMASS-Dartmouth Hall of Fame, USPTA 25-Year Service Award

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:  Three-time New England Small College singles champion, 2014 USPTA #3 nationally in Senior Clay Court Singles, Tour Experience

BEST EVENT PLAYED:  "Newport Grasscourt Invitational" (now ATP Hall of Fame Classic), a lead-up to U.S. Championships at Forest Hills.


  • Jimmy Connors Tennis Center, Sanibel Harbour, FL
  • Boca Grande Club, Boca Grande, FL
  • Sippican Tennis Club, Marion, MA




PLAYER DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHT:  Elite junior pilot program with Dr. Jim Loehr, "Mental Toughness Training" innovator

BEST TOUR PLAYER EXPERIENCE:  Former WTA #10, Austrian Barbara Paulus and Coach Peter Eipledauer – U.S. representative


  • Grand Slam champions: Arthur Ashe, Virginia Wade, Maria Bueno, Jimmy Connors
  • U.S.Davis Cup captains: Tom Gullikson and Tom Gorman;
  • Dr. Jim Loehr and other notables

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:  USPTA divisions throughout the U.S. including most recently:

  • New England: Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, RI
  • Northern California: Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, CA

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  • Austrian Coaches Convention – Innsbruck, Austria
  • Soccer Hall of Fame (Grandfather Fred Beardsworth member)
  • ITA (Intercollegiate Coaches Convention)

Writings Published:


  • 'More Than Just the Strokes' (2005) – reached the Top 10 list on Amazon in tennis instruction
  • 'Tennis Game Theory' (2016)

MAGAZINES:  HARBOR STYLE – a premier Southwest Florida publication

NEWSPAPER COLUMNS:  Lake Placid News, Lake Placid, NY, Standard-Times, New Bedford, MA

ANNUAL CHARITY TOURNAMENTS:  Harry Chapin Food Bank Classic / Shoes-For-Kids Shootout (events in Southwest Florida)

Today, Jak Beardsworth continues to make his signature expertise available to players at all levels of play year 'round in Punta Gorda, FL, at the Twin Isles Country Club. [see: Teaching]

Tennis Books by Jak Beardsworth

Tennis Game Theory: Dialing in Your A-Game Everyday (2016)

Tennis Game Theory, Dialing in YOur A-Game Everyday: new paperback by Jak BeardsworthTennis Game Theory, with praise from some of tennis' top authorities, is the culmination of Beardsworth's writings - magazine, newspaper, internet - over the past few years. The original 100 stand alone pieces have been adapted into a comprehensive work that's collectively aimed at providing motivated players with key core fundamentals to both maximize and improve upon one's on-court performance. Read More

More Than Just the Strokes: Personal Best Tennis in Clubland and Beyond (2005)

Buy the electronic book version now: More Than Just the Strokes: Personal Best Tennis in Clubland and Beyond, by Jak Beardsworth A comprehensive, common sense guidebook designed to assist the reader in reaching the apex of his or her tennis game. Based on over 50 years of playing and coaching experience, this book is not simply another "system." Read More


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Napa Valley, CA
training days.

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Key Biscayne tour event.

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at the Tennis Hall of Fame
with former top tenner
Tim Mayotte, Paige Kane,
Sandy Goes

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Davis Cup Captain,
Olympic Team Coach
Punta Gorda, FL '07

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Click Here for LargerFormer Lake Placid (NY) pro Siri Hauge training at the Mjondalen Tennisklubb, outside Oslo (2016)

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global reach!

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2018 Mental Skills Clinic at Twin Isles CC

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Click Here for LargerTennis Game Theory spotted by Jane Kerstetter at Centro Tennis Club in Marradi, Italy In the Tuscany region 2018.

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At 2017 Shoes For Kids Benefit in Punta Gorda, FL

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At 2017 Isles Yacht Club Kick-Off Clinic

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