Gordon, a former ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) world-ranked player both in singles and doubles, is the visionary behind the CourtSense program. Gordon was honored by the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Tennis Association for his outstanding contributions to using sports science in the game of tennis in 2013. At a young age, Gordon excelled in multiple sports which helped prepare him for his true passion in tennis. Gordon believes deeply in developing children to be fit, agile, responsible, and in their earlier pre-teen years to be trained in a variety of sports. He had long dreamed of developing a top-quality multi-faceted instructional program that integrates all of these values, a program he had often wished was available to him as a junior player. During his last three years on the tour, Gordon trained under Jose Higueras, one of the most accomplished coaches in tennis, and travelled with Coach Carlos Cano, currently Director of Player Development and Coaches at CourtSense. He also worked with Dr. James Loehr, recognized as the most influential sports psychologist in tennis, and later was a student of his work. While on tour, Gordon trained with top world-ranked players such as Pete Sampras, Jim Courier and Todd Martin.
Through these extraordinary experiences, Gordon gained an extensive knowledge and a deep understanding of the game of tennis. He has been an advisor/consultant to Novak Djokovic for many years and continues to be one and was part of Christina McHale’s coaching team from 12 years old to her early 20’s (highest ranking 22 in the world WTA and United States Olympian at the 2012 London games). In the past Gordon has worked with world class players, Vince Spadea (formerly #19 in the world), Dmitry Tursunov (formerly #21 in the world) and Luis Flores (formerly #9 in the world in ITF Juniors), among many others. Gordon, along with GM Ogi Nikolovski and Director of Coaches Carlos Cano have worked tirelessly developing and handpicking the best coaches from around the world. The CourtSense program that Gordon, Carlos and the rest of a tremendously committed team has developed, is a dream that has come to fruition.