Westleigh Recreation Club

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Ed Tripp Tennis

Head Professional – Ed Tripp

For the latest information on the Ed’s tennis activities at Westleigh, please see www.edtripptennis.com.edTripp2

Ed Tripp, originally from Ishpeming, MI, played #1 singles for Westwood High School for 3 years and was a 3 time conference champion. He was a Jr. Davis Cup player in 1983. In 1984 Ed was the Upper Peninsula State Champion. He compiled a 54-7 lifetime #1 singles record and also set the U.P. state record of 21-0 without losing a single set in his senior year. In college Ed played #1 singles for Northern Michigan University. He won the 1985 Freshman of the year award, and in 1986 Ed received the MVP award. In 1987 Ed transferred to Ferris State University to attend their Professional Tennis Management Program. A total of 53 players competed for the one available spot on the tennis team. Ed beat an all-star player in the finals to secure that spot on the team. The Ferris State University team was top 10 in the nation, and Ed was undefeated in singles. Ed received his bachelors degree from Ferris State University in Professional Tennis management and then came to Montgomery County, MD in 1988. He has been teaching here ever since. He has been USPTA certified since 1989. For the past 23 years Ed has been teaching at The Bullis School and has been the Head Pro at Westleigh Recreation Club in North Potomac, MD. He has coached many players from a young age who have gone on to play for their high school and college teams. As the coach of the Westleigh Junior tennis team, which competes in the Potomac Junior tennis league, his team has won 8 league championships and has finished either first or second for the past 20 years. In 2003, Ed received the Mid-Atlantic Unsung Hero award from USTA Magazine.