Greg Holmes, Former ATP Tour Pro, Joins Almaden Valley Athletic Club® as Tennis Director

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Greg brings extensive knowledge and expertise to AVAC® Tennis with a lifetime of involvement in the sport.

The Almaden Valley Athletic Club® (AVAC®) welcomes former tour pro Greg Holmes as its Tennis Director. Greg will be responsible for expanding AVAC’s award-winning Tennis program into the future, with enhanced player development, social events and tournaments, and expert coaching for all ages and skill levels.

Greg comes to AVAC® with 12 years of teaching tennis experience. He has a BA from the University of Utah and is a graduate of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) University holding an ATP Certified Teaching Professional designation.

Prior to joining AVAC®, Greg served as head tennis pro at an Irvine club and played on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour for eight years reaching a high singles ranking of #22 in the world and #66 in doubles.

“I am thrilled to be joining AVAC®, the premier fitness, swim and tennis club in San Jose,” said Greg. “AVAC® offers extensive fitness and swim programs and is truly a daily destination for the active family. I look forward to bringing my knowledge and expertise to the tennis operations and to provide quality tennis programs for AVAC® members.”

Greg has competed against legendary players including John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras. He won three professional doubles titles during his career and defeated top ten ranked players such as Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Guillermo Vilas, Mats Wilander, Johan Kriek, Arron Krickstien, Brad Gilbert and Tomas Smid. While on tour Greg played in 4 Grand Slams, won the 1983 NCAA Singles Championships, the Pan American Singles Championship Gold Medal, and three professional doubles titles.

Outside of competition, Greg coached and managed a junior academy for kids playing national tournaments and those looking to play at the college level. Among the new responsibilities Greg will be handling at AVAC®, he will also manage social events and tournaments as well as provide private, group and clinic lessons to men and women of all skill levels.
To learn more about AVAC® Tennis, please visit http://www.avac.us/tennis.

About the Almaden Valley Athletic Club®

The Almaden Valley Athletic Club®, (AVAC®), is the Bay Area's premier, award-winning family facility offering total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages including adults, children and seniors. AVAC's resort-style facility features luxurious locker rooms, Pilates, swimming, tennis and social activities as well as a secure Child Care facility with programs for infants through school-age children. Its spacious AbsoluteFIT class studio features bootcamp-style fitness classes for all ages. The 8,500-square foot Fitness Center offers interactive Matrix treadmills, stair climbers and rowers. Certified instructors and personal trainers teach group classes and one-on-one training. AVAC has one of the largest swim schools in the United States with a retractable roof teaching pool for year-round swimming lessons and a 25-yard outdoor swimming pool. Winner of the coveted USTA Club of the Year award, AVAC hosts a year-round Tennis program for adults and junior players with 9 lighted championship Tennis courts and 5 dedicated Pickleball courts. For more information, please visit http://www.avac.us.

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