Leverage Tennis Pro Staff

Robb Julian
Robb has been a professional tennis instructor since 2002.  He's currently running the Blue Dragon Junior Tennis Academy in Roswell, GA (suburb of Atlanta), where he's training players ages 8-18 to develop into high performance players.  Before that he was a Staff Pro with the City of Roswell from 2003 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2012.   He's also worked for private clubs in Colorado, Indiana, and Texas as both a Tennis Pro and a Tennis Director.   

Robb has achieved both the USPTA P1 and the USPTR Professional certifications for tennis professionals – both the highest level of certification for each organization.  Robb is also a member of the Georgia Professional Tennis Association, and the Tennis Industry Association.  Most recently, he's achieved the USTA's High Performance Coach certification.  

While on staff at Roswell, Robb taught all levels and ages of players ranging from Pee Wee Tennis to USTA Ranked Juniors to Beginner Adults.  He was an active creator of USTA Junior League teams, forming and coaching 10 & Under through 18 & Under teams in each of his 8 years on staff.  Four times he coached USTA Junior teams to the Atlanta City Championships, winning it all in the Summer of 2006 for 18u Intermediate and in Summer of 2010 with 12u Intermediate. He's also taken 4 Junior USTA Teams to the Georgia State Championships.

 Robb is also a Cardio Tennis Expert on staff and has even appeared on CNN's Health Beat demonstrating Cardio Tennis for Adults and Juniors.  He is certified in Cardio Tennis by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA).  Some of his other areas of expertise developed in Atlanta are Doubles Strategy, Team Coaching, Private Coaching for Tournament Level Players, Tennis Fitness Training, and the new USTA's Quickstart program for players ages 5-10.  

Robb has been an avid player since age 13, playing High School tennis in Connersville, IN and continuing on in USTA Leagues throughout his life.  He is rated currently 4.5 on the NTRP scale and loves to play whenever possible. From 2000 to 2007, Robb was an active participant in ALTA, where he played at the AA2 and AA3 levels. Highest NTRP rating achieved was 5.0 in 2003.  

Before embarking on a tennis career in 2002, Robb spent 8 years in the enterprise software industry, working for companies such as Made2Manage and Damgaard.  He worked  mostly as a Competitive Intelligence Manager, but also held roles in Sales and Marketing Management.  He holds a B.A. In French ('92) and an MBA in Marketing ('94), both from Ball State University.  He also lived in France and studied at L'Universite de Paul Valery in Montpellier.  He still speaks fluent French and welcomes any French conversation.

In his spare time, Robb enjoys Nike SPARQ workouts, watching NFL & College Football, reading mystery & history novels, hiking, attending church functions, and IMAX 3D movies. He also loves being a guest tennis pro in Caribbean resorts & Charity Pro-Ams whenever he can.

 

 

Lee Taylor

Lee Taylor is a competitor on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Seniors circuit, previously mainly in Australia and now in Europe. At 73 years of age, he is as passionate about the sport now as he has been throughout his life, having first starting playing at 7 and competing at 9 whilst growing up in England. Lee competed in junior then adult tournaments in the UK and represented his group 1 County before moving to Australia in 1970.

Lee has been competing seriously on the ITF Seniors circuit since 2004 and has represented Australia at the Super-Seniors World Championships in 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2014.

Before leaving Australia, Lee was ranked the #1 player in Australia in his age group and #4 in the ITF World rankings. 

Lee believes that, at whatever age, if competing is what one loves, one must do everything possible to enhance whatever ability one may have in the sport. That means training, practising, stretching, good nutrition, the best moisture wicking clothing including compression garments, the most suitable racquets and strings for one’s style of play and, of course, the best sunglasses to both protect the eyes and to enhance one’s vision on the court.

Lee says: “I first learned about Dr. Nesty’s Solar Bat Leverage Performance tennis tint sunglasses late in 2013 and have been a true devotee ever since. The clarity the tennis tint lenses give the ball and the court lines is exceptional. The darker gradient across the top of the lenses is a great innovation to reduce “sun blindness’ when serving and hitting overheads. I also love the aesthetics of the frames----there’s such a large range, both in terms of shapes and colours, I defy anyone not to be able to find some that suit perfectly!”

Lee is married to Jo who, although a late starter in the sport, loves it too. They moved to France last year. 

Lee still has Solar Bat sunglasses with tennis tint available in Australia and now also in France so he can supply throughout Australasia and Europe.

His contact information is: e: lbtaylor44@gmail.com; cell: +33768717303; website: www.solarbataustralia.bigcartel.com 

 

Lee is the exclusive distributor of Solar Bat Leverage Performance Tennis sunglasses and Performance Golf sunglasses in Australia and also distributes throughout Europe.

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