Our Pro Team

Rise Tennis Academy - Director Mike Bake

Mike Baker

Played tennis at Clemson University
 

USTA High Performance Tennis Coach
 

PTR Professional Certification
 

Tennis Serve Specialist Certification from the Kovacs Institute 
 

Coached at Charleston Southern University from 2005 to 2017

4 time Division 1 Big South Conference Coach of the year awards

4 Big South Regular Season Titles

1 Big South Tournament Title

 

Took Charleston Southern’s Women’s Tennis Team to an all time Division 1 highest ranking # 55 in Nation.

2 USTA National Titles in Doubles as a Junior

1 National Inter-scholastics Title in Doubles as a Junior

1 USTA National 2nd place in Doubles as a Junior

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Craig Cignarelli

Over 3 decades of elite level coaching
 

USTA High Performance Coach
 

PTR certification
 

Multi-year award winner as USPTA coach
 

Coach of six #1 nationally-ranked junior players
 

Professional Coach to several ATP and WTA players
 

International speaker on tennis tactics
 

Struggles to maintain an awfully poor backhand

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Jonathan Stokke

From Chapel Hill, NC

Junior Career:

 

2x US Open main draw doubles participant (2001, 2002)

 

3x USTA National Hard Court Doubles Champion with Rajeev Ram (2000, 2001,2002)

 

3x USTA National Clay Court Doubles Champion (1999, 2000, 2002)
 

College Career:


All American for Duke University (2006)

 

6th all time in combined singles and doubles wins (206)


2006 ACC Tournament MVP 


2006 ITA National Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership Award winner

 

Coaching Experience:


Former Associate Head Coach for Duke University Men’s Team (2010-2020)


Coached three teams to Sweet 16, two teams to Elite 8


Coached 4 All Americans, 13 All ACC players and 2 ITA National Doubles Teams of the Year


2013 ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year

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Carlos "Panda" Lozano

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico played collegiate tennis at Brigham Young University

Named All Conference for the MWC in singles and doubles, helped the Cougars win a conference championship, and was named an All American 

Won the doubles Gold Medal at the World University Games in China and doubles Silver Medal in South Korea

Proudest moment was being a member of the Davis Cup Team for Mexico

 

After, started as head teaching professional at Topspin Racquet Club and eventually became Director of Tennis

Taught at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head before going back to Columbia to be Director at the Rockbridge Club. 

Finally, after being Director of Tennis at Wild Dunes is now part of the tennis professional staff at Snee Farm Country Club

 

The highlights of professional career include: USTA Southern and USTA SC Pro of the Year, SC coach for the Southern Junior Cup, member of the USTA SC Board of Directors, member of several committees for USTA Southern and USTA SC, coached more than 20 players to collegiate tennis careers, hosted and directed many tournaments, and currently coach Oceanside Collegiate Academy Tennis

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Lee Floyd

From Spartanburg, SC


Reached junior rankings as high as 2 in South Carolina and

top 15 in the South

 

Played college tennis at Appalachian State where he

played predominantly between 3-5 singles and 1-2

doubles
 

USPTA Certified


USPTR 5.5 rating


Coached for 11 years in Charleston

 


Director of Tennis at Park West for over 5 years


Director of Adults at LTP DI for 1 year

Hunter Bivins

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia

A junior Southern tournament player and played college tennis at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta

Started coaching tennis at age 17 at Windward Tennis Academy and Life Time Fitness in Georgia

Enjoys working with kids in the red ball and green ball programs

Also is a tournament pickleball player and enjoys coaching pickleball

Excited to be on staff at Snee Farm and is looking forward to coaching and improving players performances in Pickleball and Tennis

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Rich Shy

Lived mostly in Saipan as a kid, high school in Chicago, College in California …and now in South Carolina
 

Played the pro circuit in Europe at a young age. Competed mainly in Germany, England, France and Belgium.
 

A certified USPTA pro for many years, as well as having certifications with the USPTR and Vic Braden’s USTA

Over 40 years coaching experience as a Head Professional

 

Hobbies include SCUBA diving, skydiving, windsurfing, surfing, mountain biking, black belt in karate, Kendo, made it to nationals in Triathlons… and have all the injuries to prove it