About Vic

Vic Braden’s Tennis Background & Professional Career


Vic was a team captain at Kalamazoo College where he was a winner of the league singles championships. Kalamazoo College has not lost a league championship in nearly six decades. In the Midwest college circles, he was ranked number two behind Tony Trabert.

Playing Experience:

Vic turned pro immediately after graduating college during a time when there were only a few professional tournaments. In his short professional career, Vic was invited three times to play in the World Tennis Championships.

Professional Accomplishments:

Co-founder, Vic Braden Tennis College, Star Island Resort, Kissimmee, Florida
Co-founder, Vic Braden Tennis College, St. George, Utah
Founder-Dir., Vic Braden Tennis College, Coto de Caza, Ca.
1989-2002 Board Member: Vic Braden Sports Institute for Neurological Research. Washington, D.C.
1986-1994 Founder, Vic Braden Ski College, Aspen, Colorado.
1980-1990 Co-founder, Co-director, Coto Sports Research Center, Ca.
1967-1969 Manager, Pro Tennis Tour/George MacCall/Charlton Heston.
1961-1972 Co-founder, Jack Kramer Tennis Club, Palos Verdes, Ca.
1957-1958 Instructor, UCLA Psychology Clinic School.
1952-1955 Head Tennis-Assist. Basketball Coach, U. of Toledo Ohio.

Books Authored:

Tennis for the Future
Teaching Children Tennis The Vic Braden Way
Quick Fixes
Mental Tennis
Laugh and Win At Doubles
Tennis 2000

Major Personal Goal:

To spend more quality time with my family.

Major Professional Goal:

To help each person maximize performance and enjoyment of his/her chosen sport in the shortest period of time.

Vocational Highlights:

Licensed psychologist (California), author, sports educator and researcher, cinematographer, videographer, sports, television commentator.

Television Appearances:

NBC Today Show, ABC Good Morning America, CBS Good Morning, ABC Nightline, 20/20, NBC, CBS, ABC Evening News, Hollywood Squares

Television Commentating:

NBC, CBS, ESPN, PBS, and Prime Ticket Network.

Featured in Print Media:

Time Magazine
Sports Illustrated
People Magazine
New York Times


Contributing Most to Tennis in America (USTA)
Orange County Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award (Sportswriter)
Coach of the Year Award (USPTA)