Coach Levander Kelley is an Independent Personal Trainer (18 yrs), Lifestyle Behavioral Coach (3 yrs), Professional Tennis Instructor (31 yrs), the Head High School Tennis Coach and works in Hospital Security (21 yrs). Coach Kelley has his BA in Business Administration and Management from St. Leo University and a Master’s in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University. He has been very active with MFA serving on the Education and Conference committees and serving as a State Captain.
On September 25, 2019, The United States Professional Tennis Association will recognize Coach Kelley as a Master Professional. This is the highest, most esteemed category of USPTA membership. Qualified applicants must hold an Elite Professional rating for 10 years, complete a required number of continuing education hours and fulfill a broad spectrum of industry service.
We caught up with Coach Kelley recently and here’s what he had to say…
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Meeting and working with young and elderly clients.
What led you to choose this field?
As a Master Fitness Instructor in the U.S. Army, I wanted to continue working with clients not only as tennis students, but helping their fitness level to enhance their ability to play.
What one piece of advice would you give to those just coming into this field of medical fitness?
Attend the conferences, join the committees and track the trends of the industry.
Why did you become a member of the Medical Fitness Association?
To get a firm understanding of how medicine and exercise benefited each other and the collaborative efforts it’s taking to bring Medical Fitness to the forefront of the treatment spectrum.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Track and Field, when I’m healthy enough to throw the javelin, and captain USTA Community tennis teams.
Are you involved in any charity/community work?
Yes, I am the Founder of the Richmond Tennisbums USTA Tennis League Teams and volunteer with Powhatan High School.
Thank you, Coach Kelley and congratulations on your upcoming recognition by the USPTA!