RSTA coaches are experienced, professional players representing several countries, including Australia, Brazil, Italy, and Spain.
Founding Director of RSTA Vinicius Carmo finished among the top five in Brazil’s 1996 Junior National Ranking and attended the University of Tennessee on a full tennis scholarship. He directed prestigious tennis programs in the Hamptons before coming to Ross, where he now develops events, tournaments, and competitive training techniques for players of all ages. His NCAA experience and connection to college coaches have helped several Ross graduates to obtain university scholarships.
Jarrod Liston—Originally from Albury, Australia, Jarrod played tennis at Midwestern State University, TX, where he started in singles and doubles, captained the team for three years, and helped lead the team to two NCAA Division 2 Quarter Finals. He received his degree in exercise physiology specializing in bio-mechanics with a minor in biology, and also earned his USPTA certification. Prior to coming to Ross, Jarrod worked at Margaret Court Tennis Academy in Australia, Wichita Falls Country Club in Texas, and Southampton Bath & Tennis. He recently became a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist through the International Tennis Performance Association.
Marcelo Reda—Marcelo has been a tennis professional with Ross School Tennis Academy since June 2017. Prior to coming to Ross, he was tennis director and general manager of the Future Stars Southampton Tennis Club for several years and worked at the Meadow Club of Southampton.
Borja Cortes Rodriguez—As a player, Borja holds a 6.0 NTRP level. He was a nationally ranked college player, #41 in Singles and #3 in Doubles. After playing #1 singles, he assistant-coached the team his senior year, leading them to win the Southland Conference Championship. Borja was ranked among the top 50 Juniors (U-18) in Spain and attained a Spanish national ranking of #142 for men’s open singles.
Edoardo Tessaro—Edoardo was born and raised in Italy, where he was a top 30 junior under 12, 14, and 16. He also competed internationally before attending Virginia Tech on a full scholarship, where he played two full seasons of varsity tennis. He graduated in 2016 with an MS in nutrition and exercise. He reached the 46th position of the ITA ranking, led his team to their best ranking of the tennis program’s history (12th in the country), and was awarded ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) third team. Edoardo played on the professional tour, obtaining the ranking of 1400 ATP and competing in international events, including the ATP 250 in Florida. He previously worked as a sparring partner for top 600 WTA Italian player Martina Colmegna, as well as coaching many top junior players there.