Neil Raychaudhuri grew up in the NY/NJ metropolitan area and has been enjoying the CA lifestyle since 2012. Neil has an extensive tennis history. He has outstanding playing and teaching credentials. He has competed on the junior national, collegiate, and professional levels and has achieved success on all levels.
As a junior Neil trained and lived at Rick Macci’s tennis Academy and competed/trained alongside some noteworthy professional names, such as Vince Spadea, Jennifer Capriati, Mike Sell (Monica Seles professional coach for a stint), just to name a few. In those grueling long hours of tennis on the hot Florida courts, this is where he honed his skills and learned to compete and have fun and grew a passion for the game of tennis.
Neil’s technical teachings have been mentored by some of the legends of the game, Cliff Drysdale (famous tennis commentator, founder of the ATP tour, singles world ranking as high as #13), Cristo Vanrensburg (South African former professional tennis player as highly ranked as #19 in singles and #5 in doubles in the world), as well as Asim Sengun, personal coach to numerous collegiate and professional players, most notable Justin Gimelstob. These men along with many other professional taught Neil better ways to teach students. “I learn from everyone, I am a sponge.”
Neil has been teaching for over 14 years. He has an infectious personality and loves people and enjoys seeing his students achieve their goals and have fun doing it. He was a High Performance Coach for the USTA/Eastern Section in NY/NJ Metro area, he held position as a Program Director for Cliff Drysdale in Key Biscayne, Florida as well as Director of Tennis at the South Hampton Racquet Club, in NY.
In recent years Neil has tackled a new passion in his tennis repertoire, this is fitness and nutrition. In 2010 he was the Athletic Performance Director for a High Performance Junior Program in NY. In his words, “The game of tennis over the years has become so physically demanding that the student, no matter what level and age has to gain knowledge of body movements as well as what he/she is putting in her body to obtain optimal energy and growth.”