San Diego native Todd Nelson began playing tennis at the age of 10, here in North County, and developed a passion and love for sports and competition early on. After playing for local Mt. Carmel High School and Grossmont College, Todd received a Tennis scholarship to Arizona State University where he played for the Sun Devils before turning professional.
During his 14-year professional career, Todd competed in over 35 countries, played in over 300 ATP events, and appeared in 40 Grand Slam tournaments. Todd achieved his childhood dream and goal of becoming a professional athlete, ranked among the world’s top 50, and competed with the very best players in all the major tournaments.
With 24 years of teaching and coaching experience, Todd excels with all levels, from beginners to collegiate and high-performance professionals. He has trained many students over the years, assisting them in achieving tennis scholarships to major U.S. universities.
Todd’s goal as a coach is to develop and optimize his students’ talents along with their enjoyment of the sport, with his ultimate satisfaction and joy coming from the lifelong mental, physical, and personal benefits of playing tennis that he is able to impart.
Todd spends his time off the courts snowboarding, listening to live music, and spending quality time with close friends and family.
- Semi-finalist of both Wimbledon & U.S. Open Grand Slam tournaments (last eight Clubs)
- ATP professional player for 14 years, achieving a world ranking inside the Top 50
- Competed in over 40 Grand Slam tournaments and more than 300 ATP tournaments worldwide
- Compiling over 49 years of playing, teaching & coaching experience in the sport of tennis
- Coached several top ranked U.S. juniors, who have won several U.S. National tournaments
- Winner of 3 U.S. Men’s national 40’s Tennis Championship tournaments (Gold Ball).