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Friday Otabor

Friday Otabor is the Director of Northampton tennis facilities. He is in charge of all adult activities including ladies leagues, men's leagues, ladders, lessons and court scheduling. Friday also runs the beginner tennis programs (Red Raiders) and summer tennis camps. His wife Maxine assists with program attendance, the snack bar area and operations of the tennis center. Friday Otabor is a former Texas Association of Tennis Professionals touring pro and was ranked #3 in the Men's 30 Singles division in Texas. Friday was also a former member of the Nigeria Davis Cup team. With 20 years of teaching experience, Friday has taught and currently teaches top-level adult and junior players. Friday Otabor is a USPTA Certified Instructor.


Ken Olivier, BA, MS

Ken Olivier is the Director of juniors at Northampton's Spring Tennis Academy. Ken has been coaching junior tennis exclusively in Spring for nine years. He has successfully moved juniors from the beginner level to NCAA division 1 full tennis scholarships, including his two daughters. Ken has coached 100's of champs and super champ tournament players in this area and his players have reached as high as #1 in Texas in Supers. Ken enjoys helping juniors learn the correct skills needed to be successful in tennis and in life. He offers a character building program with the highest level of teaching available in north Houston. 

Ken holds a master's degree in exercise science and published a thesis
at The University of Texas at Tyler. He is an All-Time individual
national collegiate champion in singles & doubles finishing college ranked #1 in the
nation in singles and doubles NAIA, 1989. Ken also held a world ranking in singles &
doubles and has registered wins over players top 200 in the world in professional tennis. Ken
was coached by world renowned junior coach Rick Macci and is 5-Time All American.

Ken Olivier, BA, MS

Access to the courts is available to residents who pay an annual user fee that also provides access to the swimming pools and weight room. Whether you like to play only with a friend or with multiple friends on a tennis league, the Northcrest courts are a wonderful place to enjoy your sport.

Friday offers tennis lessons for all ages and abilities during the day, evenings and Saturdays. Private and group lessons are available in addition to drop-in drills. Please contact Friday at the pro shop at 281-300-0304 or email Friday today!

All league play is coordinated by Friday Otabor Tennis Director.

Ladies - Northampton provides league play opportunity for all abilities.

Men's League Teams are organized in the fall and the spring for men of various skill levels. These teams play one night each week for about 8 weeks in the fall and then again in spring.

Several tennis activities and socials are planned throughout the year including Friday Night Mixers and Saturday Mini Tournaments. These activities are designed for all levels of ability. The only requirement is to have fun!

Helpful Links
Tennis Court User Fee Information
Northampton MUD Website
Northampton Tennis Website
Jackrabbit League Site
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6012 Root Road Spring, TX 77389
{281} 300-0304

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Champions of Character Program

Coaches Make a Difference-

As a coach you have a great opportunity to help kids have a great sports experience.  An experience that is meaningful, challenging, educational, and fun.  With the Champions of Character program you will be able to help define, model, shape, and reinforce the five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership for your team.

We believe that athletics is a significant part of a sound educational program and provides an opportunity to build good character.

Spring Tennis Academy accepts the Champions of Character values and understand the importance of those values and developing character in student athletes.  We will strive to model the Champions of Character values in every aspect of our coaching and our lives. We will make every effort to incorporate the Champions of Character values into practices and competition.

We will expect student athletes under our direction to exhibit the Champions of Character values on and off the field of competition and will communicate this expectation to them before the start of the season. We will use every opportunity to reinforce the Champions of Character values with the student athletes under our direction. Knowing and understanding the importance of the NAIA's Champions of Character initiative we will follow the statements in the aforementioned Coaches Code.