Academy Pros & Directors

Jim Madrigal-Academy Director


Michigan State University: 1994-1995  

                 1995: Team Captain

Middle Tennessee State: 1996-1997

                 1997: Team Captain

                 1997: Highest team ranking school history #4 Nationally

ATP World Doubles Ranking #891 (1992)

Men's Tennis Coach at Belmont University: 1997-2015

                2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Champions

                2006 Coach of the Year (Atlantic Sun Conference)

                2006 NCAA Division 1 National Championship Participant

                2014 Regular Season Conference Champions (Ohio Valley Conference)

                11 Time ITA Academic All-American Team

Coach of the 2000 USTA 4.0 Ladies National Champions

Coach of countless Regional and nationally  ranked juniors

Coach of Brian Baker, former US #1 junior Boy's 18 and Under

Brian reached a career high ATP Worldtour ranking of #52

Currently coach to ATP World Tour high world ranking #47 and 2018 Australian Open quarter-finalist Tennys Sandgren   

Barry Buss-Academy Assistant Director

1982 United States Junior Davis Cup member

1982 California CIF State High School Champion

1983 Member of UCLA Men's tennis where Buss tied Jimmy Connors consecutive match winning streak while setting the freshman single season record for victories, a record that still stands

1988 UC Irvine Assistant Coach

1989-1990  UC Riverside Head Coach

1992-1995  Hitting and traveling coach to several top 100 WTA Players

1995-2003 Head Pro Rolling Hills Country Club where he developed numerous top ranked sectional and national players

Author of two books and 100's of articles covering the entire tennis experience, Buss has relocated to the Nashville area to join with Madrigal in the development of Nashville Tennis Academy