BROOKLYN -- Pratt Institute has announced the hiring of former professional player, tennis club instructor and owner, and veteran college tennis coach David Eddy as its head men's and women's tennis coach.
Eddy most recently led fellow Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) institution Berkeley College to the 2015 women's championship after an 8-1 season. In spring 2015, he coached Berkeley's men's team to its first HVIAC championship, ending Pratt's string of two straight titles.
Prior to leading the Knights programs, Eddy won three straight City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) women's championships as head men's and women's coach at Manhattan's Hunter College from 2010-12.
As a player, Eddy competed on the world's grandest stages, including Wimbledon, the US Open, French Open, and Australian Open. In 1978, he won the New York State men's hard court singles championship. Four years later, he won the City of Miami singles championship. Professionally, he competed against the likes of hall of famers Arthur Ashe and Charlie Pasarell.
Eddy has taught as a pro at the Turnberry Isle Yacht & Country Club in Miami and Irondequoit Country Club in Rochester, NY. He was an owner at Mendicino Sports Club in Fort Bragg, CA and is a founder of Limestone Tennis Club in Manlius, NY.
He trains and teaches all levels of players, from beginners to professionals. Eddy resides in Brooklyn.
The Cannoneers women, which finished as the HVIAC runner-up a season ago, open 2016 on Sunday, September 4 in non-conference play against SUNY-Delhi at the Pratt ARC.