She is an athlete, an entrepreneur, wife & proud mother of 3 beautiful children.

Native of Boston, Massachusetts, Leslie was a gifted student-athlete ranking top 10 nationally as a sprinter.

Leslie Segelke
Leslie Segelke

Leslie studied Liberal Arts at the University of Maryland then followed her passion for nutrition and hospitality attending Newbury College and graduating from Johnson and Whales University in Rhode Island.

 

Leslie taught private cooking classes, ran a home-based catering company and worked as a baker in a gourmet food shop in order to pay her way through school. After graduation she accepted a job as the head pastry chef for a Boston based catering company.

 

Returning to her love of athletics, Leslie spent several years coaching the girl’s high school track and field team in Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as developing into an enthusiastic player and avid fan of tennis.

 

Now a devoted wife and proud mother of 3 beautiful children, Leslie’s love of sport and commitment to improving the life experiences and expanding opportunities for children has contributed to the vision of High Altitude Tennis Academy.

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Today #StaffSpotlight: Brent Mazza, Director of Tennis , HAT

Brent Mazza, Director of Tennis, HAT
Brent Mazza, Director of Tennis, HAT

Brent, a California native, has been a student of the HAT methodology for nearly a decade and was HAT’s very first intern and has since earned his way to become HAT’s Director of Tennis. Brent previously worked for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Boston Lobsters World Team Tennis Franchise, and the Champions Tour.  He is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Brent has a tremendous passion to provide every one of his students life lessons through powerful teaching in tennis fundamentals, tactics and match strategies that will last a lifetime.

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

17 Years of high level sports experience
14 Years of tennis experience
8 Years of coaching experience
Selected as USTA Intermountain Zone Team Coach (2014)
HAT Teaching Method Certified
USPTA Certified
PTR Certified
Brent has coached/Consulted with numerous ITF & professional players including:

– Karen Barbat (Denmark – *WTA #474)
– Zoe Scandalis (USA – *WTA #711)
– Ao Gia (China – #497 ITF)
– Hao Zhang (China – *ITF #613)
– Pengyu Zhang (China – *ITF #614)