A formally trained and certified teacher, Tim Bauer’s passion as an educator and his belief in sport as a pathway to health and higher function has shaped an approach which uses sport to reach both child and adult, novice and champion. Using equal parts art and science, Tim has helped athletes triumph, programs grow, and facilities prosper through careful management and innovative guidance.
As coach and Sport Scientist, Tim has put his mark on two of the world’s most prominent tennis academies. Tim directed the Sport Science program at Dennis Van Der Meer’s acclaimed World Class Tennis Academy and Resort on Hilton Head Island, bringing new training methods to an already successful international program. Additionally, his work as a Sport Psychology consultant at Saddlebrook Tennis and Golf Academy in Tampa, Florida has created the Mental Performance curriculum which guides the elite players who train full time at the academy.
His depth of experience coaching high performance athletes contributed to the success of world ranked players on the ATP/WTA tours at the world’s most prestigious events. Coaching and consulting work with top athletes has brought him to Grand Slam events including the US Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. The successes of these players include top 30 world rankings, several #1 National rankings and a round of 16 US Open appearance by Joanette Kruger.
Tim’s involvement with NCAA Division I programs has been spanned well over a decade, at University of Florida (as intern), Florida State & Michigan State (in coaching roles). As Assistant Coach, Tim helped guide the FSU Seminoles to the NCAA Top 20 and their best season in history. As Head Coach, Michigan State captured their first ever NCAA Division I National team and individual singles rankings. Tim has also coached each of these university teams to the top overall team GPA on campus, resulting in a variety of successful alumni, including MSU’s top Student Athlete of 2005.
While at Michigan State, Tim designed and built a nationally recognized Nike Tennis Camp for Adults, Juniors and Ranked players. The MSU camp quickly became one of the top in the USA for Nike, employing over 20 staff and often serving well over 100 campers a week. His Nike camps have scored near perfect with a 98% customer satisfaction rate in exit surveys and a high return rate each year.
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