Austin, TX 11/29/2017 – RippnerTennis is proud to welcome Steve Cobb as the newest addition to our leadership and coaching staff. Steve Cobb will serve as the Director of High Performance, overseeing the curriculum and guidance of tennis programming for tournament players. Though he will be based primarily at the new Williamson County location, he will play an active role in the design and curriculum of the Rippner High Performance product at all locations.
Steve Cobb joins RippnerTennis with thirty-two years of experience in coaching and training competitive athletes, most recently as Director of High Performance Tennis Training at Lost Creek Country Club. Steve has helped players from the entry level to world-class players at virtually every Junior National event in the USTA calendar, internationally at the ITF level, and on both professional tours at the US Open. He served for six years as a National Faculty Coach for USTA Player Development. He also served eight years as the Director of Competitive Tennis for USTA Texas. Steve is a long time member of USPTA, PTR, and he holds the High Performance certification from the USTA.
RippnerTennis is locally owned and operated by Brie Rippner, a former touring pro ranked as high as number 57 in the world. RippnerTennis has operated out of the South Austin Tennis Center since February of 2007 and recently assumed management of the Williamson County Tennis Center in October of 2017. “We are thrilled to have Steve Cobb join our team. We take pride in providing the highest level of tennis education in a public setting and Steve ensures that our tournament athletes will receive elite guidance.” – Brie Rippner, Owner and President of RippnerTennis, LLC.
As Junior Program Director, Michael MacVay has won several local and sectional level awards including; 2017 Youth Excellence Program of the Year and 2014 Junior Professional of the Year. “Steve Cobb has a great following around the Austin tennis community and will provide the continuity needed to steer a high performance tennis program. I am thrilled to once again be working hand-in-hand with Steve and know that together we can create an unparalleled tennis experience.” – Michael MacVay, Director of Junior Programming for RippnerTennis.
Rippner Tennis offers a complete set of tennis management services and programming including a comprehensive Junior Program, adult clinics, introductory classes, performance practices. Its award-winning junior program continues to promote 10-and-under tennis, recreational development and tournament training. They also provide pro shop services such as racquet stringing, ball machine rental, and more.