For more than two decades, Vesa has been the driving force behind JTCC’s holistic coaching philosophy since the doors first opened in 1999 at the training center in College Park, MD.
Vesa is a strong in the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) stages and the long-Term Progressive Training Methods. He has directly overseen the development of hundreds of JTCC players competing in all levels of tennis; USTA, ITF, NCAA, ATP, WTA, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Grand Slams, and Olympic Games. Under his leadership, JTCC has been named the National Development Program of the Year in 2013 and 2017 by USTA.
In 2011, Vesa was selected as the National Developmental Coach of the Year by the US Olympic Committee and was recognized as the National Junior Coach of the Year by Tennis Industry Magazine in 2013. Vesa is widely acclaimed as one of the best development coaches in the world and is a frequent speaker at national and international coaching education seminars.
As JTCC President, Vesa directs long-term strategic planning, facilitates project implementation, and fosters new partnerships. He also manages and mentors staff members and ensures the high standard of quality of JTCC programming.
His coaching certification include USPTA, PTR, and USTA High Performance.
Vesa earned both an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a MBA from the University of Tennessee.