Program DirectorIvan is an ATP Tour and USPTR certified member with a Professional rating since 1999. He has been involved in Junior Development since September 2000 and is current co-founder of the Houston Tennis Academy.
In his years working with junior programs, Ivan has sent numerous players into Division I and Division II college tennis programs.
From 1991–1994, he was a personal coach to Melissa Middleton (US National Champion 16s and 18s girls, member of the US National Junior Team, currently playing on the WTA Tour).
Career highlights include working with an extensive list of legendary players, including Bjorn Borg, Guillermo Vilas, Andres Gomez, Tim Wilkison, Martina Navratilova, Billie-Jean King, Conchita Martinez and Magdalena Meleeva.