Testimonials

“I have brought my players to many top fitness coaches in the world. Jeff Drock is the guy who knows how to make his fitness training translate to actually performing better on the tennis court.”
Sean Abdali (WTA Tour Coach and coach of world ranked junior players)

“Jeff continually varies his fitness training routines to make things interesting. Besides making things specific to tennis, he actually focuses on the needs of each individual player. We really like the fact that Jeff is able to explain the reasons he is doing things with Krysty ”

Norma Jean Marcio-(Krysty Marcio-yop 20 ITF juniors, Girls 14’s Supernational singles and doubles Clay Court Champion)
"During my junior tennis playing days, I had the privilege of working with Jeff Drock. His workouts helped to significantly build up my speed, strength, and endurance. This helped me build a base and sufficiently prepare me for the Junior Grand Slams, other ITF Events and college tennis."
Megan Falcon (NCAA #1 ranked Collegiate player-Voted as one of LSU’s all-time great athletes)
“Thank you Jeff for all you have done for Steven. Since working with you he has made great improvement for his footwork and he is much stronger. Steven became #1 in the USTA 12’s and then the 14’s while training with Jeff. Steven also won the Supernational 12’s and then the Supernational 14’s championships while training and improving with Jeff. At the age of 13 he won the 14’s national championship and was able to beat bigger kids due to being faster and having more strength. He did not win a national championship prior to training with Jeff Drock.”
Helen Sun (Steven Sun’s mom) Steven Sun #1 USTA Boys 12’s #1 USTA 14’s Usta Boys 12’s SuperNational Champion/Boys 14’s Supernational Champion (Represented US in junior world cup 14’s)
Our son Matt Rodriguez has been working with Jeff Drock and the results are fantastic. Matt’s significantly improved movement, strength, stamina, and competitiveness on the court has enabled him to compete with and beat some of the top juniors in the United States. Matt has had private fitness trainers in the past, but Jeff is the first trainer to actually get Matt enthusiastic about fitness. Jeff’s workouts are very challenging but they are very specific to the players individual needs and specific for tennis. With a strong tennis playing background and a Master’s Degree in Sport Behavior and Performance, Jeff is certainly no ordinary trainer. Jeff combines his knowledge of how a person's body naturally changes with age and incorporates it into the tennis fitness program that he specificallycreates for the individual. In my case, Jeff works closely with my son’s tennis coach to ensure success. Tthe drills are interesting, very challenging, and actually have an element of fun in them. I cannot say enough good things about Jeff. His professionalism, integrity, and his willingness to help beyond the normally scheduled training session is exemplary.
Judi and Jorge Rodriguez (Mother and Father of Matt Rodriguez, Boy’s 16’s National Champion)
“Both of our daughters, Margaret and Charlotte Owensby, have worked extensively with Jeff Drock. Jeff understands, better than most, tennis-specific fitness and the crucial elements of proper on-court footwork and movement. In addition to tennis-specific strength training, we really appreciate Jeff's focus on strength training for injury prevention. Through his frequent presence at our daughters' practices and tournaments, Jeff sees firsthand what aspects of their game need focus. Such off-the-clock support is crucial yet very rare to find. Jeff, and the work he does, is a crucial part of any high-level player's development.”
Charles and Jennifer Owensby (Charlotte Owensby #1 USTA National Ranking in 12’s and Junior Orange Bowl 12’s Semifinalist/Eddie Herr 12’s Doubles World Champion represented her country(USA) and member of the world champion United States 12 and under team)
" Jeff has been an amazing S and C (strength and conditioning) coach for my daughter Cori, She was always fast but working with Jeff has taking her game and speed to another level. With Jeff’s guidance, Cori has significantly improved her balance, agility, and movement. He focuses specifically on physical conditioning for tennis which makes his results outstanding"

Corey Gauff (Cori “Coco” Gauff’s Father) At the age of 10, Cori became the youngest USTA Supernational 12’s champion and was the only 10 year old 12’s Junior Orange Bowl Semifinalist since Jennifer Capriatti. (Cori won the playoff for 3rd place) Eddie Herr 12’s Doubles World Champion/represented her country and member of the world champion United States 12 and under team. Cori became the 12’s Jr. Orange Bowl Champion in 2016)
“Jeff assisted my son Ty when he was playing in the 12 and under division and then again when he was a bit older(16yr-18yr)and preparing for ITF Junior and Supernational Events. Ty has long limbs so Jeff certainly made injury prevention a priority. Ty stayed injury free, got stronger, and smoothed out his agility while working with Jeff. With Jeff’s help he was able to get to #26 ITF, was 2 years in a row a boys 18’s singles Semifinalist at Kalamazoo. In the ITF juniors he beat two players who were ranked #1 ITF when he played them (Yuki Bhambri and Di Wu) Had a significant win over Jerzy Janowitz
Todd Trombetta (Father of Ty Trombetta #26 ITF and 2x Boys 18’s Semifinalist at Kalamazoo #600 ATP) Director of Trombetta Tennis Academy (Hallandale Beach, FL)
My daughters have worked with several fitness coaches in the past. Jeff Drock is the best footwork and movement coach for tennis. He has been the fitness coach for all three of my daughters who have all won world championships while working with Jeff. Through his movement training, they were all taught how to move properly and comfortably around the tennis court. He also helped them with their strength. Nicole (Pitts) won the Jr. Orange Bowl 14’s, Alicia “Tornado” Black won the 16’s Eddie Herr (at age 13), and Hurricane “Tyra” Black won the Jr. Orange Bowl 12’s title. Besides that, the girls have won multiple national championships in several different age divisions while working with Jeff.”
Gayal Pitts (Mother of 3 world champion tennis playing daughters with 20+ years of experience at being a tennis mom, manager, and coach)
Jeff is a one of a kind fitness coach. He gets to know the athlete and his or her body before tailoring workouts to pinpoint areas of focus. Every workout with Jeff is extremely detailed and tennis specific, whether it's on court, in the gym, or on the track. The only thing better than hearing about Jeff is actually working with him. He brings out the best in me as a competitor.

Grace Min WTA Tour Player #97 WTA Tour
Jeff’s training has had a profound effect on my son, Ronan’s tennis. He understands and appreciates the concept of injury prevention and structures his tennis specific fitness training programs very meticulously. Ronan has benefitted immensely from Jeff’s tennis specific agility and strength training routines.”
Roshan Jachuck (Father of Ronan Jachuck boys 14’s USTA Supernational Doubles Champion and Singles Finalist/age 13 won the ITF Trinidad 18’s title and at the age of 14 won the ITF Barbados 18’s title/Eddie Herr 14’s World Champion-Doubles)
“Jeff helped me with my fitness while I was in the juniors and then helped me with my transition to professional tournament play. I certainly got stronger and stayed injury free while working with Jeff. The added strength seemed to be most beneficial for handling the pace of the bigger and stronger players. More strength, better movement, and increased endurance also equated to more confidence on the court.”
Ty Trombetta (#26 ITF ranking/2x semifinalist Kalamazoo 18’s/Wins over #1 ITF players Yuki Bhambri and Tsung-Hua Yang and had significant Junior Wimbledon Win over Jerzy Janowitz)
“ I have been working with Jeff Drock throughout my transition from juniors to playing tournaments at the pro level. The pro level is much more demanding physically and working with Jeff has allowed me to build confidence in my fitness that I didn't have previously. He is very meticulous in designing programs that are specific to the areas I need most improvement in. The workouts we do have made my footwork and balance on the court more precise and efficient. Also, the increases in my muscle strength and cardio have given me a strong trust in my physical abilities, thanks to Jeff.”


Maddy Bourguignon (WTA Tour Player, Top 100 ITF ranking, Girls 14’s National Clay Court Champion)
After 7 months of training with Jeff, my weight went from 155lbs to 162lbs. I hit the ball harder and became even faster around the court. The tough tennis specific physical training workouts definitely helped my mental toughness during matches and throughout tournaments. Tennis matches are definitely not mentally or physically tougher than dragging a heavy tire up a hill until I vomit! During the time that I have trained with Jeff, my ranking has improved from #47 ITF to #4 ITF world ranking of all 18 and under players) Note from Jeff: He only vomited one time and although we had a tough day he did eat a big meal way too close to our practice time!!!
Chris Kwon, ITF/ATP player
ITF/ATP player #4 ITF world ranked Juniors
“Jeff’s work is extremely detailed and precise. He finds out the specific needs of his players and then brings up their weaknesses. When Beier began training with Jeff, her ranking was #102 ITF and it went up to #18 ITF within 6 months. I recommend players who want to improve to see Jeff.”
Pamela and Oty Ko
(Parents of Beier Ko-Eddie Herr 16's World Champion, Member of World Fed Cup 16's World Champion Canadian Team /Nationally ranked Harvard University)
“Jeff has opened my eyes to modern state of the art training. He helped several of the players I coach improve their very important 1st step speed and their improved endurance has enabled them to be more fresh for long matches.”
Jaime Cortes
Columbia Davis Cup player and team captain/coaches several highly ranked international players
“We have seen first hand the fantastic results of Jeff’s training with several elite junior players. We have seen the improvements and results for the following players: Nestor Briceno, Beier Ko, Kat Zoricic, Viju George, and Holden Seguso.
Robert and Carling Seguso
(Robert-#1 ATP Doubles and grand slam winner/Carling #8 WTA tour ranking)
“Following Jeff’s program for a short period of time has shown tremendous improvement in my overall stamina and most importantly my footwork. Being a tall player, foot speed is a major problem but his confidence has helped put confidence in my serve and volley game. I’d recommend Jeff’s training program to any player who is serious about pushing their game to that next level. By the way, Jeff did help me prevent shoulder injury and simultaneously put at least a bit more pace onto my serve. That helped me clock in a 141 mph serve to win the world fast serve championship.”
BJ Donnely,
World fast serve champion 141 mph…
“Jeff Drock is without a doubt the best in the business. He has been able to assist Nestor and Nicole for the past few years in a way no one else has before. His Professionalism and knowledge on conditioning training for tennis and footwork is like no other one. Nestor’s and Nicole’s tennis has taken a whole new level thanks to Jeff.”
Nestor Briceno Sr,
Nestor JR. #1 USTA 18’s and #39 ITF-Eddie Herr finalist 2002/Waster Bowl Finalist 2002/2003 Supernational Clay Court Champion-(Nationally ranked University of Florida)Nicole-College ITF and Top 20 USTA ranked junior player
“Without Jeff’s Mental and Physical strength training program, Alex would not have had the results that he has had this past year. His mental and physical strength have improved tremendously.”
Dr. Dan Cojanu, father of Alex Cojanu (2002 Florida High School State Champion/4th round Kalamazoo 18’s/ #55 USTA ranking. (Nationally ranked William and Mary)
“I have seen first hand the positive results of Jeff Drock’s personal training of several nationally and world ranked junior tennis players. He takes them to the next level in terms of mental toughness, physical strength, endurance, speed, and agility. Moreover, Jeff cares about the players he trains.”
Jim Martz
Florida Tennis Magazine Publisher/Editor

Jeff is a one of a kind fitness coach. He gets to know the athlete and his or her body before tailoring workouts to pinpoint areas of focus. Every workout with Jeff is extremely detailed and tennis specific, whether it’s on court, in the gym, or on the track. The only thing better than hearing about Jeff is actually working with him.  He brings out the best in me as a competitor.

 -Grace Min   WTA Tour Player  #97 WTA Tour

 

 “ I have been working with Jeff Drock throughout my transition from juniors to playing tournaments at the pro level. The pro level is much more demanding physically and working with Jeff has allowed me to build confidence in my fitness that I didn’t have previously. He is very meticulous in designing programs that are specific to the areas I need most improvement in. The workouts we do have made my footwork and balance on the court more precise and efficient. Also, the increases in my muscle strength and cardio have given me a strong trust in my physical abilities, thanks to Jeff.”

  – Maddy Bourguignon (WTA Tour Player, Top 100 ITF ranking, Girls 14’s National Clay Court Champion)

 

 “Jeff helped me with my fitness while I was in the juniors and then helped me with my transition to professional tournament play.  I certainly got stronger and stayed injury free while working with Jeff. The added strength seemed to be most beneficial for handling the pace of the bigger and stronger players. More strength, better movement, and increased endurance also equated to more confidence on the court.”

 -Ty Trombetta (#26 ITF ranking/2x semifinalist Kalamazoo 18’s/Wins over #1 ITF players Yuki Bhambri and Tsung-Hua Yang and had significant Junior Wimbledon Win over Jerzy Janowitz)

 

 “Within one year of strength training with Jeff, my weight went from 155 to 162 lbs of muscle. That may not sound like a lot but I hit the ball harder and I got faster around the court. The tough physical training also helped my mental toughness during matches. During the time that I’ve trained with Jeff, my ranking has improved from # 47 ITF to #4 ITF (world ranking of 18 and under players.”)

 -Chris Kwon, ITF/ATP player (#4 ITF/Yucatan Cup Grade A Champion/significant win versus Gael Monfils 10-8 in the 3rd set Roehampton )

 

“Jeff’s training has had a profound effect on my son, Ronan’s tennis. He understands and appreciates the concept of injury prevention and structures his fitness training programs very meticulously. Ronan has benefitted immensely from Jeff’s tennis specific agility and strength training routines.” 

-Roshan Jachuck (Father of Ronan Jachuck boys 14’s USTA Supernational Doubles Champion and Singles Finalist/age 13 won the ITF Trinidad 18’s title and at the age of 14 won the ITF Barbados 18’s title/Eddie Herr 14’s World Champion-Doubles) 

 

“My daughters have worked with several fitness coaches in the past. Jeff Drock is the best footwork and movement coach for tennis. He has been the fitness coach for all three of my daughters who have all won world championships while working with Jeff. Through his movement training, they were all taught how to move properly and comfortably around the tennis court. He also helped them with their strength.  Nicole (Pitts) won the Jr. Orange Bowl 14’s, Alicia “Tornado” Black won the 16’s Eddie Herr (at age 13), and Hurricane “Tyra” Black won the Jr. Orange Bowl 12’s title.  Besides that, the girls have won multiple national championships in several different age divisions while working with Jeff.”

-Gayal Pitts (Mother of 3 world champion tennis playing daughters with 20+ years of experience at being a tennis mom, manager, and coach)

 

 “Jeff assisted my son Ty when he was playing in the 12 and under division and then again when he was a bit older(16yr-18yr)and preparing for ITF Junior and Supernational Events. Ty has long limbs so Jeff certainly made injury prevention a priority. Ty stayed injury free, got stronger, and smoothed out his agility while working with Jeff. With Jeff’s help he was able to get to #26 ITF, was 2 years in a row a boys 18’s singles Semifinalist at Kalamazoo. In the ITF  juniors he beat two players who were ranked #1 ITF when he played them (Yuki Bhambri and Di Wu) Had a significant win over Jerzy Janowitz 

-Todd Trombetta (Father of Ty Trombetta #26 ITF and 2x Boys 18’s Semifinalist at Kalamazoo #600 ATP)  Director of Trombetta Tennis Academy (Hallandale Beach, FL)

 

” Jeff has been an amazing S and C (strength and conditioning) coach for my daughter Cori,  She was always fast but working with Jeff has taking her game and speed to another level.  With Jeff’s guidance, Cori has significantly improved her balance, agility, and movement. He focuses specifically on physical conditioning for tennis which makes his results outstanding” 

 -Corey Gauff (Cori “Coco” Gauff’s FatherAt the age of 10, Cori became the youngest USTA Supernational 12’s champion and was the only 10 year old 12’s Junior Orange Bowl Semifinalist since Jennifer Capriatti. (Cori won the playoff for 3rd place) Eddie Herr 12’s Doubles World Champion/represented her country and member of the world champion United States 12 and under team)

 

“Both of our daughters, Margaret and Charlotte Owensby, have worked extensively with Jeff Drock. Jeff understands, better than most, tennis-specific fitness and the crucial elements of proper on-court footwork and movement. In addition to tennis-specific strength training, we really appreciate Jeff’s focus on strength training for injury prevention. Through his frequent presence at our daughters’ practices and tournaments, Jeff sees firsthand what aspects of their game need focus. Such off-the-clock support is crucial yet very rare to find. Jeff, and the work he does, is a crucial part of any high-level player’s development.”

-Charles and Jennifer Owensby (Charlotte Owensby #1 USTA National Ranking in 12’s and Junior Orange Bowl 12’s Semifinalist/Eddie Herr 12’s Doubles World Champion represented her country(USA) and member of the world champion United States 12 and under team)

***Note From Jeff:  It felt incredible to be able to help the two 12 and under players listed above prepare for the girl’s 12’s world team championship. Both Cori Gauff and Charlotte Owensby were the two players chosen to represent the United States in world team competition and the United States was victorious in 2015!  They also won the Eddie Herr Girl’s 12’s world championship doubles title together.

 

My son Matt Rodriguez has been working with Jeff Drock and the results are fantastic.   Matt’s significantly improved movement, strength, stamina, and competitiveness on the court has enabled him to compete with and beat some of the top juniors in the United States. Matt has had private fitness trainers in the past, but Jeff is the first trainer to actually get Matt enthusiastic about fitness. Jeff’s workouts are very challenging but they are very specific to the players individual needs and specific for tennis.  With a strong tennis playing background and a Master’s Degree in Sport Behavior and Performance,  Jeff is certainly no ordinary trainer.  Jeff combines his knowledge of how a person’s body naturally changes with age and incorporates it into the tennis fitness program that he specificallycreates for the individual.  In my case, Jeff works closely with my son’s tennis coach to ensure success. Tthe drills are interesting, very challenging, and actually have an element of fun in them.  I cannot say enough good things about Jeff.   His professionalism, integrity, and his willingness to help beyond the normally scheduled training session is exemplary.

-Judi Rodriguez (Mother of Matt Rodriguez, Boy’s 16’s National Champion)

 

“Jeff Drock is without a doubt the best in the business. He is been able to assist Nestor and Nicole for the past few years in a way no one else has before. His professionalism and knowledge of conditioning training for tennis is like no other one. Nestor and Nicole’s tennis has taken a whole new level thanks to Jeff.”

 -Nestor Briceno Sr.

Director of Nestor Briceno Tennis Academy)

(Nestor Jr. #51 ITF, Eddie Herr 18’s ITF Finalist, Easter Bowl 18’s Finalist, Supernational 18’s Clay Court Champion, Florida Gator Nationally ranked player)  (Nicole Briceno top 50 national junior ranking and starter for University of Alabama and SMU)

 

 

 “Jeff’s work is extremely detailed and precise. He finds out the specific needs of his players and then brings up their weaknesses. When Beier began training with Jeff, her ranking was #102 ITF and it went up to #18 ITF within six months. Beier became much stronger and faster around the court. I recommend players who want to improve to see Jeff.”

-Pamela Ko (Mother of Beier Ko- #1 player for Junior Fed Cup Champion Canada 16’s team, Eddie Herr 16’s Champion, Member Canadian Fed Cup team, Canadian National Champion, Harvard #1 player)

 

 “Thank you Jeff for all you have done for Steven. Since working with you he has made great improvement for his footwork and he is much stronger. Steven became #1 in the USTA 12’s and then the 14’s while training with Jeff. Steven also won the Supernational 12’s and then the Supernational 14’s championships while training and improving with Jeff. At the age of 13 he won the 14’s national championship and was able to beat bigger kids due to being faster and having more strength.  He did not win a national championship prior to training with Jeff Drock.”

-Helen Sun (Steven Sun’s mom)   Steven Sun   #1 USTA Boys 12’s #1 USTA 14’s    Usta Boys 12’s SuperNational Champion/Boys 14’s Supernational Champion  (Represented US in junior world cup 14’s)

 

 “During my junior tennis playing days, I had the privilege of working with Jeff Drock. His workouts helped to significantly build up my speed, strength, and endurance. This helped me build a base and sufficiently prepare me for the Junior Grand Slams, other ITF Events and college tennis.”  

 -Megan Falcon  (NCAA  #1 ranked Collegiate player-Voted as one of LSU’s all-time great athletes)

 

 “Jeff continually varies his fitness training routines to make things interesting. Besides making things specific to tennis, he actually focuses on the needs of each individual player. We really like the fact that Jeff is able to explain the reasons he is doing things with Krysty ”

-Norma Jean Marcio-(Krysty Marcio-Girls 14’s Supernational singles and doubles Clay Court Champion/Singles Champion and Doubles finalist at Eddie Herr 14’s world championship)

 

“Without Jeff’s mental and physical strength training program Alex would not have had the results that he has had. His mental and physical strength have improved tremendously.”

Dr. Dan Cojanu (Alex Cojanu #55 USTA, High School State Champion, 4th Round Kalamazoo, Nationally Ranked player at William and Mary)

 

“Working with Jeff Drock has given me tremendous improvement with my stamina and footwork. I am a tall player So footwork plus speed is sometimes a problem. His training has put back confidence in my serve and volley game. I recommend Jeff’s training program to any player who is serious about pushing their game to the next level. By the way, Jeff did help me prevent shoulder injury and simultaneously helped me put some more pace onto my serve. I was able to clock a 141 mile-per-hour serve to win the world fast serve championship.”

B.J. Donnely, World Fast Serve Champion….141 MPH National Fast Serve Challenge World Champion (2007)

 

 “Jeff has opened my eyes to the modern state of specific physical training for tennis. He helped several of the players I coach with their very important first step, court movements, and their improved endurance. He has enabled them to be more fresh for tough practices and long matches. For fitness training, I trust Jeff with my players which is not easy for a coach to do. Jeff has not ever injured a player I work with and that is very very important for me.”

 -Jaime Cortes (ATP Professional Player/Coach and Davis Cup Captain and  Davis Cup Player for Columbia-(Coach of Nestor Briceno, Nicole Briceno, Krysty Marcio, Marlon Korbut, and Viju George) Note: I did individual training for all the players listed here

 

 “I have seen first-hand the positive results of Jeff Drock’personal training of several nationally and world ranked junior tennis players. I am legal guardian of Marlon Korbut and Jeff has improved his mental strength and physical conditioning immensely. Jeff takes the players he trains with to the next level in terms of mental toughness, physical fitness, endurance, speed, and agility. Moreover Jeff cares about the players he trains. I have seen him do training with Krysty Marcio, Nestor Briceno, Nicole Briceno, Holden Seguso, Viju George, and Marlon Korbut.”

 -Jim Martz, Florida Tennis Magazine Publisher/Editor

 

 “I have brought my players to many top fitness coaches in the world.  Jeff Drock is the guy who knows how to make his fitness training translate to actually performing better on the tennis court.”

-Sean Abdolani (WTA Tour Coach and coach of world ranked junior players)

 

My exception to only training tennis players:

“Jeff has helped me lose weight, increased cardio, and I have even more power. I have worked with dozens of trainers during my career and Jeff is the who knows how to push and improve me without making me feel like a truck ran over me after a workout. In the past, trainers would beat me into the ground and I would feel drained. I couldn’t even do good technical training for boxing after some of the crazy workouts I did in the past. Workouts with Jeff make me feel incredible and now I actually feel more energized for my technical practice. I lost more than 60 lbs since training with Jeff and have become much more mobile without losing any strength”

-Shannon Briggs (Professional Boxer and 2x Heavyweight Champion of the world)

 

 

Several of my tennis training accomplishments have been with junior players. Some of the notable ones are listed below.

√ As an independent trainer, (not working for USTA or any Academy) I have trained several players who have held high world rankings have played in the main draws of junior grand slam events such as Nestor Briceno, Beier Ko, Chris Kwon, Krysty Marcio, Holden Seguso, Ty Trombetta, Megan Falcon, Kat Zoricic and many others

√ Have worked with (2) Kalamazoo Semifinalists in the boys 18’s (Chris Kwon) and (Ty Trombetta 2x)

√ Have worked with Boys 18’s Super National clay court champion/Eddie Herr Finalist/Easter Bowl Finalist (Nestor Briceno #1 ranked USTA)

√ Have worked with Girls 16’s Eddie Herr Champion (Beier Ko #1 Canada)

√ Have worked with Girls 14’s Super National Clay Court Champion (Krysty Marcio #1 ranked USTA)

√ Have worked with Boys 14’s Super National Clay Court Champion (Chris Kwon #1 ranked USTA)

√ Have worked with Boys 14’s Super National Easter Bowl Champion (Nestor Briceno)

√ Have worked with Boys 12 and under Orange Bowl Champion (Tomas Marek)

√ Have worked with WTA Professional Anne Keothavong who is the #1 player from England

Some notable players that I have worked with have received awesome college scholarships and many have held high NCAA 1 rankings:

√ Megan Falcon (Louisiana State University)

√ Beier Ko (Harvard University)

√ Anita Ivancevic (Brown University)

√ Nestor Briceno (University of Florida)

√ Alex Cojanu (William and Mary)

√ Lauren Sabacinski (William and Mary)

√ Holden Seguso (USC)