Todd Rubinstein, Ed.S, USPTA, APC, CIC
Assistant Director of Tennis/Head Tennis Professional
Smatt Tennis Academy/David Park Tennis Center
FHSAA Tennis Advisory Committee (2016 - 2018)
Mourning High Head Tennis Coach
2020 Mourning High Teacher of the Year
2019 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Coach of the Year Finalist
2018 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year
2018 Tennis Industry Magazine's National High School Coach of the Year
2018 USPTA Florida District 16 Professional of the Year
2017 USPTA Florida High School Coach of the Year
2017 and 2018 Mourning High Coach of the Year
2016 FHSTCA Wilson 3A Florida High School Tennis Coach of the Year
USPTA Elite and Accredited Professional Coach
USTA High Performance Coach/Sports Science Credential
NFHS Level 2 Certified Interscholastic Coach
Team USA Head Tennis Coach, 20th World Maccabiah Games and 15th European Games
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Todd Rubinstein, the founder of Sunshine State Tennis and originally from Hollywood, Florida, is a former #1 USTA Florida ranked singles, doubles and mixed doubles player and has been ranked as high as #3 in the United States. He attended and played #1 singles and #1 doubles for Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida from 1988 - 1992, which has gone on to win multiple NCAA Division II National Tennis Championships; where as well, he received his B.A. in Communication, his M.S. in Exceptional Student Education and his Ed.S in Educational Leadership. Todd has also been a member of the USPTA since 1992, is a former NTRP rater, was a member of USTA Intersectional National Finalist Team Florida in 2007, is a two-time FHSAA Singles Champion, a three-time USTA Florida Men's Doubles State Champion, a two-time USTA Florida Sectional Team Champion, a two-time USTA Florida Men's Singles State Finalist and a four-time USTA National Mixed Doubles bronze ball winner.
Over the past 20+ years, Todd has worked on and off the court with diverse players of all levels and abilities, including numerous ATP, WTA, ITF, USTA, NCAA and FHSAA players and as well, has been mentored by and worked closely with some of the foremost coaching minds in the game of tennis, such as:
Tournament Tough founder Carlos Gioffi, who coached legendary players John and Patrick McEnroe, Luke and Murphy Jensen, Vitas Gerulatis, ESPN Commentator Mary Carillo and doubles specialist Peter Fleming.
Former Ecuadorian Davis Cup player Colon Nunez, who trained incredible talents including Michael Chang, Andres Gomez, Mary Pierce, former ATP #1 doubles player Hans Gildermeister, top ITF junior Nicolas Pereira and Croatian sensation Ivo Karlovic, who's clocked with one of the fastest serves in the world at 156 mph.
The motivational Steve Raynor, who's worked with former top ranked ATP and ITF players such as Jay Berger (Head of USTA Men's Player Development), Dean Goldfine (Assistant USA Olympic and Assistant USA Davis Cup coach, and as well, coached former top ranked ATP and WTA players Andy Roddick, Aaron Krickstein, Todd Martin and Mary Joe Fernandez) and former #1 ITF player Ivan Baron, who is currently the Tournament Director of the Delray Beach Open, which is an ATP 250 Tournament, as well as a Champions Event.
Top 5 in the world ATP and one half of the "Bagel Brothers" Harold Solomon, who has worked with extraordinary talents such as: Mary Jo Fernandez, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Jim Courier and many ATP, WTA and ITF players.
One of the most respected Junior Development coaches in the United States; former United States Junior Davis Cup Coach and two-time Florida Junior Coach of the Year, Bill Clark.
Head Coach in Charge of Player Development at the Evert Tennis Academy Ean Meyer, who has worked with numerous ATP, WTA and ITF players.
Aside from the above, Todd is also the Head Tennis Coach at Alonzo & Tracy
Mourning Senior High School in North Miami Beach, Florida and had an
outstanding 2014 - 2015 season, as his team finished tied for 4th at the FHSAA 3A State High School Tennis Championships in Altamonte Springs, Florida. His Sharks had an overall record of 23 - 1, with an undefeated 12 - 0 regular
season. In his 2015 - 2016 season, he brought back Mourning High's first ever state championship, as his #1 singles player won the 3A FHSAA State Tennis Championships and his #1 doubles team reached the semi-finals. In Todd's 2016 - 2017 season, Todd brought back Mourning High's second ever State Championship, as his #1 doubles team of Tom Jaworski and Edward Luca won the 3A FHSAA State Doubles Championships, defeating Viera (Melbourne) 6-2, 6-3 in the Final. In Todd's 16 year's as a head tennis coach, he has a combined overall winning record of 421-120-2.
Todd's work has been featured on numerous media outlets throughout the country, such as: the Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Fox's Deco Drive, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NPR, USA Today, The Miami Herald and countless others.
He is also a celebrity poet under the pen name "Todd Edwards" and is creator of the branded writing style, "Reality Rhyming" which is based on the premise, "If your life was a poem, what would it say?" and as well, is the proud author of AMAZON's #2 best selling advertising book, "Standing Naked at 10 Below, Exposing Your Product in the Media".