Avery West - Director, Tennis & Programs
Avery’s first introduction to tennis came early on when he found an old barn door to play wall ball against, annoying the neighbors and his reluctant parents. He eventually got his father to take him to the park, where he quickly caught on to the game. Eventually, Avery became a junior state tennis champion in high school. Soon, he secured a college scholarship to play and to study at Portland State University, where he broke the school record for wines at number one doubles, earning PSU its first-ever berth into the Big Sky Championship Tournament.
Avery has coached all levels and ages of players, from first-timers to nationally-ranked juniors at Tennis Center Sand Point in Seattle. Now, with STEF’s Academy in place at Magnuson Park, Avery comes home leading the tennis and programming charge. Avery attributes his success in tennis and in education to the people who have helped guide and mentor him, especially his high school tennis coach.
He holds a B.Sc in Geography as a President’s List Scholar and enjoys being outdoors when he isn’t on the tennis court. Avery hopes he can help kids find their own paths, on and off the tennis court.