Mike grew up in Westchester County and has been playing tennis since he was six years-old. Among his many accomplishments as a junior player, Mike achieved number one rankings in the USTA Eastern section. Mike trained with such notables as Tommy Haas and Xavier Malise. As a coach, he has a keen technical eye for breaking down strokes and teaching players—whether juniors or adults-- how to simplify. His favorite players include Andre Agassi for his heart and Raphael Nadal and Roger Federer for both giving so much back to the game.