About the Director

Ricky Becker

Ricky Becker

JuniorTennisConsulting President Ricky Becker has experienced success in Junior and Collegiate Tennis from every angle. As a junior player, the Roslyn, New York native rose from #4 in the USTA-Eastern 12-and-unders to #4 NATIONALLY in the Boys’ 18’s. This ranking includes not only many USTA/Eastern Sectional victories but also the Consolation Titles at SuperNational Clay Courts, Easter Bowl, Winter Nationals (formerly known as National Indoors) and International Grass Courts.

In college, Becker played at Stanford University during its’ dynasty years and won two NCAA Division 1 Team titles and was the team MVP on their second title team. He has the third best record in Stanford tennis history of any player who has played at least 60 team matches. In 2002, the greatest accolade any Stanford player can receive was bestowed on Becker: an individual chair in Stanford’s “Row of Champions” was named in Becker’s honor and inscribed with his name.

Because of his outstanding success as a junior, Becker was recruited by over 150 colleges. Many of these same college coaches who are still actively recruiting players, still respect Becker’s advice and input. After taking official visits to Stanford, Harvard, Duke and Yale (as well as considering Northwestern, Virginia, Princeton and Cornell) Becker chose Stanford.

After a stint in pro tennis where Becker played in the Hamlet Cup and Pilot Penn Tournaments (as well as notched a win over Taylor Dent), he went into a myriad of different industries. This includes jobs at Grey Advertising, Westwood One, TennisMatch Magazine and ESPN. After one too many 4AM nights at ESPN in 2001, Ricky decided to follow his passion and went back into junior tennis.

Becker has coached over 100 nationally ranked players and many players of all levels for over 20-years.  Ricky went through a four year period where every junior he coached improved their ranking from their previous age group.  Chronologically, he was The Director of Tennis at The Robbie Wagner Tournament Training Center, Sportime/Bethpage and Glen Head Racquet Club.  He is entering his tenth year as The Director of Tennis of the prestigious Pine Hollow Country Club and independently coaches juniors all 12-months of the year at Pine Hollow in the summer and independently at Bethpage Park Tennis Center and Glen Head Racquet Club in the winter.  During his tenure, Pine Hollow’s Men’s and Women’s Teams went from last place in Becker’s first year in 2012 to North Shore Country Club Champions in 2017.  In 2018, under his directorship, Pine Hollow Country Club was selected and awarded The Private Tennis Club of the Year award on Long Island by the United States Tennis Association/Long Island.

Ricky was chosen by USTA/Eastern to Coach the 2009 and 2010 18-and-Under Boys’ National Team.

Becker and his wife of 18 years, Julie, have three daughters: 17-year old Elizabeth. 13-year old Natalie and 10-year old Olivia.

Ricky can be reached at rbecker06@yahoo.com and 516-359-4843.