Gonzo is committed to finding the best tennis coaches to support his growing tennis Academy. Here are the principle coaches in his team who are dedicated to supporting and improving your game.
Doug Kazarosian graduated from The University of Colorado in 1994 with a BA in Sociology. A tennis professional for twenty-eight years, Doug has taught at the City of Boulder, Harvest House, Breckenridge Recreation Center and Ranch Country Club, and has been Director of Tennis at The Meadows Club, The Broomfield Swim and Tennis Club, and Mt. Vernon Country Club. As the Head Boys Tennis Coach at Boulder High School, he guided the team to two fourth place finishes in 2015 and 2017 with two State Champions at #1 and #2 singles in 2015. As the Head Boys Tennis Coach at Broomfield High School he won two regional championships for the Eagles in five years. Doug was ranked #6 in men’s 40 singles in 2013, and is a seven time district and state doubles champion. He is USPTA certified and USPTA wheelchair certified tennis professional who was the proud recipient of the 2014 USPTA Industry Excellence Award. Doug is an avid league player who enjoys tennis, music, fishing, cooking, and travelling with his family.
John Trask. After switching careers from IT sales/consulting to tennis instruction and organization six years ago, John discovered a passion that was a welcome surprise – and which also made perfect sense. Growing up on the tip of Lake Superior, tennis was a sport that John played his whole life… but only three months, weather permitting, out of the year. Nonetheless, he competed in and helped lead his team to multiple sectional titles during his High School Career as a doubles player, then made the move to singles his senior season, the year his team (Duluth – Marshall Hilltoppers) took 2nd in the State. He then went to College in Santa Fe, NM where he continued to compete in club tennis for two years before trading in his tennis racquet for a racquetball one. He would go on to compete at the open/professional level before returning to the sport of tennis full time at the age of 26. In the years since, John has become USPTA Certified, coached players of all ages and skill levels during 5,000 plus on court hours, attended international conferences, and been recognized for his infectious passion, unique multidisciplinary approach, and results. John’s tennis teaching philosophy is rooted in recognizing “teachable moments” and helping his young players “understand personal accountability on the court first – and then the rest.”
Keith Wilcox started playing tennis at age 4 and competed in USTA tournaments in Southern California until age 14. He moved to New England as a high school Freshman and switched sports, taking up track and field instead of tennis. As a runner he became #1 in New England (and top 50 nationally) in Cross Country, and he won both the mile and the 4x400m New England championships as a senior. In 1993 he earned a running scholarship to the University of Oklahoma and competed for two years before an injury halted his career. Things have come full circle for Keith in recent years. He took up coaching when his son, Neil Wilcox, expressed a strong desire to pursue a career as a professional tennis player. Keith decided it was finally time to stop being the athlete and start coaching athletes instead! He became a certified coach for the PTR so that he would be able to coach his quickly improving son. He has coached at Niwot High school, Gonzo Tennis, and was the 10 and under coach for the The Ranch Country Club. In his free time he likes to play tennis (surprise surprise), work out, read, and parent two teenage sons.