David Friedland

Tennis Professional

Originally from South Africa, David was one of the top ranked junior tennis players in South Africa, reaching a high of 5th in the country as a 14 year old.

After leaving South Africa, David went on to play Tennis for the University of Miami (1990 – 1993) and was an all American scholar athlete at Miami. He graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 1993, and a Law degree in 1996, from the University of Miami.

As a junior tennis player , David reached the third round of the Orange Bowl (main draw) and as a 10 year old lived full time at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy.

David has three children who are all highly ranked tennis players in Florida. All three train at Smatts Tennis Academy. David has worked closely with Jesse Smatt in developing his children’s tennis careers from the time they were beginners.

David is USPTA certified and has coached hundreds of children in a variety of different sports (tennis, flag football and soccer).

David enjoys working with children of different talent levels and seeing them develop both o9n and off the sports field.