|Ricardo Saad, a USTA-certified tennis pro who has coached players on the ATP and WTA tours, is taking over the Pottstown tennis program this spring. (Photo submitted)|
By Steven Moore
If you drive past the new tennis courts at Pottstown High School most afternoons this spring, you might see a man teaching some boys the game he loves.
Now, that in and of itself is not that strange a sight. Tennis courts are busy places once the weather warms up, especially at some of the area’s perennial hotbeds for the sport, like Phoenixville, Methacton and Spring-Ford.
But at Pottstown – where there hasn’t been a boys tennis team in roughly a decade – the sight of any Trojan holding a tennis racket will raise an eyebrow.
Enter Ricardo Saad – a 53-year-old tennis pro who holds the highest United States Tennis Association certification, has coached players on both the ATP and WTA tours, has represented his native Argentina as a player and who owns his own tennis academy in Florida.
Oh, he also has an advanced degree in electrical engineering.
One more thing: as of this spring, Ricardo Saad will be charged with the task of reviving the Pottstown boys tennis program.
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