About Vic

Vic Braden’s Tennis Background & Professional Career

College:

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

Awards:

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