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Ken Olivier, BA, MS, USPTA Certified Elite

Friday Otabor, National Champion,
Nigerian Davis Cup Player

Director of Tennis

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. 

Ken Olivier, BA, MS, USPTA Elite Certified
National
Champion/5 Time All-American

Director of Juniors 

  • 25+ years of coaching experience
  • Received CSCS certification & USPTA Elite certified 22 years
  • Proven track record of advancing juniors to national level
  • Ranked #1 in the Nation in college NCAA II and NAIA singles
  • Ranked #1 in the Nation in college Doubles NAIA
  • National collegiate Champion NAIA both Singles & Doubles
  • Team National Champion NAIA
  • 5-Time All American & Two time Most Valuable Player in college/MVP  
  • WARD Ballinger Award, NAIA
  • World ranking in both Singles and Doubles (ATP)
  • Registered wins over the top 200 players in the world in tournaments
  • Bachelors/Master Degrees in Kinesiology
  • Published Thesis while working in medical field

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Jorge Vazquez, BA Assistant Coach
Jorge Vazquez, BA Assistant Coach

Jorge Vazquez, BA
Assistant Coach

  • Trained at John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch 
  • Tennis shop manager and owner of Champions Tennis
  • Graduated with BA from St. Edwards University in Austin
  • Master stringer technician
  • Middle school tennis coach at John Cooper. Bilingual.

Contact info:
Jhvr73@gmail.com
281-808-7256

Will Butler, BA Assistant Coach
Will Butler, BA Assistant Coach

Will Butler, BA
Assistant Coach 

  • Graduated from Sam Houston University with a degree in English and is certified in Special Ed.
  • 3 Time State qualifier and high school runner up at State in doubles.
  • Current Head Coach at Cypress Park High School
Champions of Character Program

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 understands 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.