SRV Summer Tennis Camp is run by local tennis professional, Sharon Mattiace. Coach Sharon was born in South Africa and started playing tennis at the age of seven. She quickly found a passion for the game and began playing tournaments. She attended, “The Hudson Sigma Squad,” a tennis academy run by Jean Gough, the daughter of England’s soccer legend Sir Stanley Matthews. While training with the likes of Wayne Ferreira, Coach Sharon learned that there was more to tennis than keeping fit and hitting a ball. In addition, her skills at the academy continued to advance, as she received instruction from many greats, including Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Billy Jean King, Chris Evert and Ivan Lendl—all have had a positive influence on creating the player she is today.
Upon receiving her apprentice coaching license, Coach Sharon never looked back. Coach Sharon worked at The Health and Racquet Club under Head Pro Dale Bloom and played “A” leagues for the club. She holds 22 championship titles for singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Committed to tennis for life, Coach Sharon is beginning her fourth decade of coaching and sharing her inspirational techniques to all players between the ages of 3 and 85. She quickly observes your energy, learns your everyday motor skills, and incorporates them into your game. Coach Sharon is known to teach “ZEN-NIS” as much as tennis. Additionally, Coach Sharon is and has been for the past several years, the Head Pro for the Upper Saddle River Recreational Program.