Ethan’s tennis career began when he was eight-years old in Auckland, New Zealand where he
became a standout junior, rising to the top 20 in the New Zealand Boys’ 18’s and winning the
Auckland 18’s tournament. He competed in Junior International Tennis Federation (“ITF”)
tournaments in countries across the Southern Hemisphere including Australia, Fiji, and New
Caledonia, attaining a personal-best Universal Tennis Rating (“UTR”) of 11.95.
His success did not go unnoticed by US colleges, and in 2015 he accepted a scholarship to play
for the NCAA Division II McKendree University Men’s Team, where he competed all four years
in singles (at lines 3 and 4) and in doubles (at lines 1 and 2) and was named Team Captain his
senior year. He graduated with a B.A. in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Psychology.
After graduating from McKendree, Ethan spent two months teaching at the USTA National
Campus in Lake Nona, FL, during which time he attained his United States Professional Tennis
Association (“USPTA”) Professional Certification before joining the FRC staff in September 2019.
Most recently, Ethan competed in his first Hall of Fame/FRC Pro Doubles Tournament, finishing
as 2022 Champion along with doubles partner Cole Davis.
In addition to providing private and semi-private instruction to students of all ages, Ethan runs
the Men’s Play with a Pro program on Thursdays at FRC, while in the late spring and summer
months he is part of the Highlands and Old Warson Country Club staff.