RTC Professional Profile

RTC is fortunate and prides itself on having one of the best teaching staffs in Minnesota. Most of our tennis professional have not only excellent teaching backgrouds, but extensive experience and success playing tennis at a national level. Our staff can provide excellent instruction and coaching to players ranging from novice to players with nationally rankings.

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Erich Grabowski

Birthplace: Greenwood, MS
Resides: Wabasha, MN
Education: MA in History from Mississippi State University

Favorite Saying: Be patient, stay within yourself and never, ever give up.

Playing Experience
  • Ranked top 5 in singles/doubles in Men’s Open, 30’s and 35’s in Mississippi and #1 in 30’s.
  • Winner of Southern Senior Hard court Men’s 45’s Doubles.
  • Member of State Champion 4.5 Senior Team.
Teaching Background
  • Teacher/coach since 1971.
  • Taught at the Racquet Shop, Greenwood Country Club, Plantation Pines Tennis Club, The Racquet Club, Pine Burr Country Club, Bayou Bluff Tennis Club and Rochester Tennis Connection.
  • Coached high school tennis for 21 years and compiled a 245-58-3 record. Coached 21 top ten teams, 17 top five teams, 5 top two teams and had 3 state team championships. Additionally, had 20 individual state champions. Was named Mississippi Tennis Assoc.
  • Coach of the year in 2000 and National Federation Interscholastic Coaches Federation Coach of the Year for Section 3 in 1998.
  • Have been a certified USTA official for 20 years.
  • Since 2001 have volunteered time to the Lake City Tennis Teams.
  • Am a member of the USPTA – P1 rating.
Most Memorable Tennis Moment

Winning the first Mississippi High School Tennis Championship as a coach at Gulfport High School in 1996.

Favorite Sports Team(s)
  • Mississippi State University Bulldogs
  • Minnesota Gophers
  • Minnesota Twins

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