Tennis Coach, Mobilizer
Coached at the University of South Florida for 20 years where he lead the men’s tennis team to four Conference USA Championships, one Metro Conference Championship, one BIG EAST Championship, and eight NCAA appearances. Henderson’s coaching philosophy focuses on building an aggressive style of play, which he believes is what top collegiate players must adopt in order to be successful.
Among his many tennis credits, Henderson has worked as the top conditioning coach at the Nick Bollettieri Academy, where he worked with top pros including Jimmy Arias, Aaron Krickstein and Jim Courier. Henderson also coached at the Palmer Tennis Academy from 1998 to 2001. In 1990, he coached Jessica Memmons while she was on the WTA. He also coached Martin Blackman, who earned a spot in the 1993 French Open main draw.
While working at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Henderson met Barr and the two teamed up to work as tennis pros at Tampa’s Development Program at Hillsborough Community College, successfully overseeing the top 70 juniors in the city.
Mike has been member at Idlewild Baptist Church since 1986. This is where He meet John Zeller (SCORE’s Executive Director) and started leading SCORE Tennis trips. Mike has been leading trips for seven years.
Please contact Mike, if you are interested in planning a short-term missions trip using Tennis as a platform for sharing the Gospel.