40 Years of Coaching Excellence
In The Beginning
A California native, Curtis has lived and worked in Canada for more than 35 years. He started coaching at age 16 while living in California. After playing in the men’s singles circuit in Europe for two years Curtis moved to Toronto where he coached tennis while completing an undergraduate degree at York University. He was passionate about coaching, deciding to take it on as a full-time career and has never looked back. Curtis’ love for the game of tennis and his own tournament playing experiences, combined with his impeccable knowledge of technique and ability to translate that knowledge to his students, make for a rare combination in the sport of tennis.
As the guiding force behind tennis powerhouse Milos Raonic, Casey Curtis is recognized as one of the top developmental coaches in North America. Raonic is the highest-ranked Canadian tennis player in the Open Era after becoming the first from his country to break the Top 10 in the ATP rankings in 2013, and achieving a high rank of #4 ATP in April 2015. In addition to coaching Raonic for nine years, Curtis has coached several Canadian National Champions including Dorian Rolston and Rob Steckley (you may know him as coach to Lucie Safarova, currently WTA Ranked #8 in the world).
Curtis has won numerous coaching awards, most recently the 2013 Tennis Professionals Association Award for Coaching Excellence.