Noah RippnerCONTACT TRAINER
Senior Teaching Professional
Noah is no longer accepting new clients for lessons
Noah Rippner has been teaching and playing tennis for most of his life. After taking his first tennis lesson at age 10, Noah began playing the USTA junior competitive circuit in Northern California. He was ranked highly in Northern California as a junior, but really hit his stride in college, where he won the California Community College State championship and NCAA Division III National Championship. As a sophomore in college Noah was ranked #3 in the Northern California men’s open division and as a junior he finished the year ranked #1 in the nation in Division III doubles, and #3 in singles. In 1995, at age 20, Noah’s competitive playing career came to an end as the result of injury.
During his college playing days, Noah began training local junior competitive junior players. After college he established a clientele of adult and junior students on his family’s backyard court. During this time he decided to head back to school to pursue the study of psychology. He completed a two-year internship to become a credentialed school psychologist in California, and completed a masters degree in psychology in 2003. From 2001 to 2005 Noah gained invaluable experience working at a group home for youths with severe disabilities. In 2005 he moved on from his care provider job and accepted the position of Director of Tennis at the Chico Racquet Club and Resort. Noah managed all the tennis activities at a relatively large private tennis club. Included were lessons, classes, socials, and events. He also, during his tenure as Director of Tennis, served as tournament director for a $15,000.00 USTA Pro Circuit Futures tournament in Chico, CA for two years.
In 2006, Noah left California for Austin with the intention of working with Brie to establish RippnerTennis at South Austin Tennis Center. Noah is currently working on a master degree in predictive analytics. He continues to provide individual and group lessons on a part-time schedule.