Joe Horvath

I am twenty-six years old and I have been a tennis professional for three years. Ten years ago, as a sixteen-year-old, I started playing for the North Royalton High School team and played there for four years. That is when my love for the sport grew. I grew up playing baseball and basketball but no other sport was like tennis. I learned a significant amount about myself through the sport that I couldn’t through a team sport and I wouldn’t trade that knowledge for anything. After high school I went on to play four years at Baldwin Wallace University. We won the OAC (Ohio Athletic Conference) tournament in 2012 and earned the first NCAA National Tournament berth for the University in its history. In Spring 2013, I won the Player of the Year award in the OAC. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science later that year. I have over five years of personal training experience, training at Lou Higgins Rec Center in 2011 and North Royalton YMCA from 2012-2016. At Peak Performance Center, where I developed professionally from 2013-2016, I was the Junior Coordinator and received my USPTA certification in 2014. I was the assistant coach for Cleveland State University men’s and women’s tennis teams throughout the spring season of 2014. In addition to my career as a tennis professional and personal trainer, I seek out opportunities to train obscurely and accomplish feats where others struggle; in 2012 I auditioned for and competed on American Ninja Warrior 4 (2012) and had a blast. I want everyone to love and find fulfillment in tennis as much as I do; I make it my goal to find the right avenue for each and every player that can bring them the most success in the sport.