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Coach Thomas Hipp
Thomas Hipp became Flagler’s first director of tennis in the summer of 2013 and became the program’s third head men’s tennis coach in its 40-year history. In 2014, he will become Flagler’s sixth head women’s coach in the program’s history.Hipp comes to Flagler from Barry University where he spent seven years as an assistant tennis coach and played four years for the Miami Shores-based school. He helped coach the men’s team to a perfect 29-0 record and the NCAA Division II national title this past season. He was on the staff of the 2010 men’s national championship team. Barry was the national runners-up three times (2008, 2009 and 2011). Hipp was also an assistant coach for the women’s team that brought home a national title in 2011.
Coach Ivo Denchev
Tennis Pro Ivo (pronounced e-vo) has been a USPTA Professional Level 1 since 1999 and has been ranked in the top 100 juniors in the world. He received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Campbell University (NC). Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Ivo has played on the Men’s ATP Tour and was selected to participate on the Davis Cup team for his country. As a junior player, he was ranked # 1 in his native country in the 12s, 14s and 18s year-old age brackets.