Kirill’s entrepreneurial career started in school while a kid in school Kirill was selling fishing accessories to his friend Chips. At the age of 14, Kirill got his first job at the gas station pumping gas and his favorite thing was to buy watermelons after work for his mom on the money he made.
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This is the first time in his life he came abroad and to NY and had poor language skills. While in college, Kirill began working at the front desk of the tennis club to be able to pay for tuition.
He soon was a sub at 8 different tennis clubs in Westchester and began building his own base of clientele.
Came to NY at 17 on the scholarship and paid for his education and purchased his first apartment at the age of 20 while launching a small tennis business while still in school and played #1 on the nationally ranked tennis team. Tournament locations included Florida, Kansas City, Texas, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.
Kirill taught tennis for over 13 years in Westchester, most recently at New York athletic CLub before retiring in 2017. With fifteen years of solid coaching experience at all levels, Kirill prides himself on the success of his coaching, whether by improving his students’ game at the tournament level or by improving their skills used in casual play.
At the age of twelve, Kirill began playing competitive tennis in his home country of Russia. He was ranked as one of the top five tennis players in Russia. He was recruited to play tennis in the United States where he earned a tennis scholarship at Concordia College.
At Concordia, Kirill played varsity for both the #1 singles and doubles positions.
He received several awards while at Concordia including:
Ranked #4 in doubles and #8 in singles in the Intercollegiate Tennis
Association East Region
Kirill played an instrumental role in bringing the Concordia College tennis team to the national tournament four years in a row. While at Concordia, Kirill began teaching players of all ages and of varying levels of experience. Since 2005, Kirill has coached tennis at both The New York Athletic Club
Books Kirill has been Featured in
Absolute Tennis is thorough and comprehensive guide to improving your tennis.
There is seldom an hour I spend alone with Kirill when I don’t come to feel worn and inadequate.