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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

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 40-Year Service Award

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

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

COOLEST CLUBS DIRECTED:

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

MOST INTERESTING CLINIC PRESENTED:  Nirvana Club, London, UK

COLLEGE COACHING:  UMASS-Dartmouth

JUNIORS/ADULTS COACHED that have had USTA SECTIONAL or NATIONAL RANKINGS:  100+

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

EXHIBITIONS AND CLINICS WITH: 

  • 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:

BOOKS: 

  • '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]

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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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Grand Slam Champion
Bonita Beach, FL '93

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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!