TENNIS:  Meet the Coach

Sam Shroder
AFC Club Pro, Coach

Sam Shroder started playing tennis when he was 10 years old, and has loved the sport ever since. He began coaching when he was in high-school, and in the next decade taught at Oakton Swim and Racquet, Highlands in McLean, and Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, in each case bringing his joy in the sport to the classes and helping to build a strong and fun junior and adult program.

Sam graduated from Florida State University with a degree in criminal justice before returning to Northern Virginia to get back on the court. In the past few years he's balanced his work with local tennis programs with travel and adventure; teaching English for a year in South Korea, mountain biking for a season in Costa Rica, and, most recently, he served with the Peace Corps in Colombia