Our mission is to help people learn tennis skills, improve performance and reach their potential, while recognizing and providing for their social, emotional and personal need. We help players grow and develop as individuals, to win and to enjoy themselves on the court.
Our program is committed to high performance in all areas, for all players regardless of their stage of development. All classes have a 4:1 student-teacher ratio and are taught by Petar Kanev. The curriculum is based on the five game situations and cover aspects of the game like biomechanics, dealing with different bounces, movement patterns, shot selection for effective play, tennis fitness and more.
Petar Kanev has been a professional tennis coach since 1995. In 2011 he founded PDP ( Player Development Program )and in 2017 KTA ( Kanev Tennis Academy ), where he has built a strong juniors’ program and has held a number of established adult clients. Previously, Petar has been a Senior Master Pro at Saw Mill Club from 2004 to 2011, was Assistant Head Tennis Pro at Birchwood Swim and Tennis Club in the Summer of 2011, the Head Tennis Pro at Seven Bridges Field Club in the Summers of 2004 to 2007, and was a US Open Coach in 2004. He maintains USPTA P-2 and PTR Professional Level certifications, and received an Etcheberry Certification in Strength, Conditioning, and Movement in Sport. Prior to coming to the USA in 2004, Petar was the hitting partner for Maggi Maleeva from 2000 to 2004 and was the Maleevi Tennis Club coach and program director from 2000 to 2004. Additionally, he was a coach at the CSKA High Performance Center from 1999 to 2000 and Head Tennis Professional and Cofounder of Septemvri Tennis Club from 1995 to 1999. As a player, Petar was ranked as high as #13 in Bulgaria 2002, was the #1 player for the Bulgarian National Sports Academy from 1995 to 1999, and was among the top 15 junior players in Bulgaria from 1982 to 1994. He received his Bachelor’s Degree as a Tennis Trainer in 1999 and a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology in 2002. Petar is originally a Bulgarian national but now enjoys full United States citizenship. He lives in Bedford Hills with his wife Wilma and two children and enjoys photography and skiing when he has time off of the courts.