Saddlebrook Coaching Staff

Howard Moore | Tennis Program Director

  Howard Moore  

As a young junior born in England, Howard was coached by the late Australian Davis Cup coach, Harry Hopman. Moore joined Hopman's staff in 1978 and during that time Howard ran the Harry Hopman International Tennis Club in Balonia, Italy. Howard holds a BA in Hotel Management, Florida International University. He is also a P-1 with the United States Professional Tennis Association. Moore has been in the capacity of Program Director of Saddlebrook International Tennis since 1986.

Academy Directors

Alvaro Betancur | Director of Coaching

  Alvaro Betancur  

Alvaro began his junior career in his home of Colombia. He was ranked as high as 60 in the world on the ATP Tour and competed in all of the Grand Slam events except the Australian Open. Betancur has notable wins against; Jose Higueras, Nick Saviano, Billy Martin, and Jaime Fillol. He represented Colombia 's Davis Cup Team for 9 years and served as captain for 2 years. He came to Saddlebrook in 1986 and is known to juniors and top touring pros alike as one of the best technical coaches in the business. His intensity and dedication to junior tennis is an integral part of the program and is instrumental to the development of Saddlebrook Academy players.



Saddlebrook Tennis is looking for full-time and seasonal player development coaches. Candidates must have experience working with all levels of players including nationally ranked players . In addition the candidates must have an accomplished tennis background and strong interpersonal skills. USPTA/PTR certification preferred.

Please contact Howard Moore.

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