Michael Corthum – Head Tennis Professional

michael-corthumMichael started playing tennis at the age of 3. His father was a teaching pro and gave Michael his first tennis racket which was a sawed off wooden racket.

Michael began competing in tennis tournaments at the age of 7. He played up in the 10 and under Division and won his first NC State Championship at the age of 8. It was a memory and highlight to start his junior career. He played competitively from the ages of 7 through 18. Along the way he collected 7
junior State Championships in both singles and doubles. He also represented North Carolina on the Junior Davis Cup Team. During this time, Michael qualified and competed in the Southern and National Championships where he had great results and beat some top juniors; some of which eventually played on the ATP tour.

Michael went to Southeast Guilford High School and played #1 singles and doubles position for all four years. Southeast Guilford HS was undefeated and were the Conference Champions four years in a row.

Additionally, SEGH won sectional titles in two of those years. One of Michael’s highlights was claiming the Section Singles title as a freshman. He was also the Regional semi-finalist twice. He then advanced to the NCHSAA State Tournament quarter finals one year and another year he made it to the semi-finals in singles. Michael received a tennis scholarship to play at Atlantic Christian College. This team was a power house NAIA program in the mid-1980s.

Additional achievements are that he was 2 NC Father/Son Titles in 1984 and 1995 as well as Southern Senior Father/Son Champions in 2007.

Michael holds a 5.0 rating with USTA. He is currently on the Piedmont 5.0 team which has been the local league champion for the last 9 year straight. He was also a Team member of the 2009 5.0 Men’s National Championship.

From 1987 to the present, Michael has been teaching tennis at facilities throughout North Carolina and enjoys teaching all levels and ages. He has an upbeat and energetic approach to teaching tennis. His passion is to always keep his clinics challenging for all that attend. A special teaching highlight of his career was when he was invited to run the junior clinics for the John
Isner charity event in 2015. He enjoyed meeting and teaching with John Isner, Bob Bryan and his father Wayne and James Blake at the Piedmont Indoor Tennis Center.

With his on-court experience and expertise as a junior player, Michael can encourage and enable the children from Hamilton Lakes become their very best.

Last, but not least, Michael is married to his best friend, Ashleigh, and has two beautiful children, Emily and Cole.

You can reach Michael via email @ michael@hamiltonlakes.org.

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