A native of St. Louis, Keith grew up playing junior tennis in St. Louis; he was recruited to play Division I Men’s Tennis for Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, leading the Grambling Tigers to two Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SAC”) Championships. After graduating with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation, Keith stayed on to help his Grambling team win a third SAC Championship, this time as the Tigers’ Assistant Coach.
Following his time at Grambling, Keith relocated to Atlanta, GA – a.k.a, the “Tennis Capital of the US”— spending the next 24 years managing tennis staffs and teaching tennis. During his time in Georgia, Keith served as Head Pro at Peachtree City Tennis Center, where he taught students ranging from beginning children and adults through high-performance juniors.
Returning to the St. Louis area in 2022, Keith joined the FRC staff, working with FRC’s Men’s and Women’s Interclub teams, as well as USTA Women’s Adult League teams; he also runs the High School Junior Advanced Clinic, in addition to teaching all ages and ranges of students in private and semi-private lessons.
Using his Therapeutic Recreation background, Keith gives additional time to students on court as a volunteer at Breakpoint Tennis & Life Skills Academy, part of the Triple A Youth Foundation; Breakpoint’s mission is to build positive self-esteem, confidence, and a pathway to post-secondary success for less-advantaged youth through in-school, after-school, and summer tennis and educational programs.