Alex started playing tennis in Mt. Lebanon as a junior in the 1970s, and had his first job that didn’t involve shoveling snow or mowing lawns when he worked maintenance for the summer Clay Court Championships. He played two years of high school tennis at Mt. Lebanon, and then two years as #1 singles and doubles player and team captain at the Linsly School in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Alex has captained and played on many USTA teams, several of which have gone to sectionals. He has competed successfully in singles, doubles and mixed at USTA tournaments, achieving high Middle States and Allegheny Mountain rankings, and also served as a board member and Executive Vice President of the Allegheny Mountain District of the USTA.
In addition to teaching and coaching many players over the years, Alex is a certified PTR teaching professional and has taught advanced adults and juniors as well as beginners of all ages for the last five years.