Jeff Salzenstein is the founder and president of JRS Sports, LLC, an organization focused on helping tennis players all over the world improve their tennis with world-class tennis instruction in the areas of technique, footwork, nutrition, injury prevention, motivation, and athletic development training.
Jeff has blended his immense skills as a sought after high performance coach and online direct response marketing expert to develop a highly successful website www.JeffSalzensteinTennis.com where he shares cutting edge tennis tips and lessons to help players transform their games. He has created several successful online instruction courses including the Tennis Serve Secrets, the Tennis Forehand Solution, and the 2 Hand Backhand Solution. Jeff also has a vibrant online tennis instruction membership site called the Total Tennis Training Inner Circle that has hundreds of members with over 25 countries represented. These online tennis courses and programs are setting a new standard in tennis instruction in the online space. A member of the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame, Jeff set the standard for tennis in Colorado with an unsurpassed record as a player at the amateur and professional levels. Early in his career as a player, Jeff committed to learning and mastering the techniques and practice regimens that distinguish great players from good players.
Today, this devotion and passion for the game are being borne out in the athletic and personal accomplishments of the players he coaches.
Jeff turned professional and joined the ATP Tour immediately after his 1996 graduation from Stanford University, where he earned a B.A. in economics. He quickly rose through the ATP rankings while playing in all the Grand Slam events (Wimbledon, French Open, Australian Open and US Open). In 1997, Jeff was named Rookie of the Year by Tennis Week magazine. At the 1997 US Open, Jeff played a nationally televised 2nd round feature match against Michael Chang (then ranked No. 2 in the world), losing in four sets. In 2004, despite having two major surgeries in the first three years of his professional career, Jeff broke into the top 100 in the ATP rankings for the first time after eight years on tour. Jeff was the first American to accomplish this feat after his 30th birthday. At that time, Jeff was the 10th ranked American in the ATP world rankings, after such notables as Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, James Blake, Todd Martin, and Taylor Dent. Jeff’s academic and tennis excellence earned him an athletic scholarship to Stanford.
At Stanford, Jeff was named team captain his junior and senior years and played No.1 singles. He led the Cardinal to back-to-back NCAA national team championships, meriting all-American recognition in his junior and senior years in singles. Jeff received Stanford’s Senior Athlete of the Year award in 1996, and was a semifinalist in the NCAA singles championship in 1995.