Kurt Edelbrock came to
After 4 years at the University of Arizona, where he was the men’s assistant tennis coach for one year, Kurt went on to be a finalist in the USPTA Natl. Hardcourt Men’s Singles championship in 1981, and was ranked #1 in Men’s USPTA Open Singles. Later he was ranked #1 in Men’s Open Doubles, Men’s 35, 40 and 45 year old Divisions in the Southwest Section of the USTA.As an umpire for the USTA, Kurt officiated for Davis Cup matches, the Women’s Professional Virginia Slims Tour and the largest money tournament in the world at the 1975/76, the American Airlines Tournament in Tucson, AZ.
In 1989, Kurt started the Taos Tiger High School Tennis team with the assistance of Ted Wiard and Marny Schantz, and to this day continues to sponsor and coach the team along with Bob Clawson. Kurt’s latest adventure is his April 2007 purchase of the Quail Ridge Taos: A Condo Resort which includes the 6000sf clubhouse, 10 tennis courts, .3 acre park and swimming pool/hot tub aquatic complex all located on 7.5 acres.
Kurt and the Taos High School Team celebrated their 2007 season with the Girls Doubles winning state, Boys Singles coming in 3rd in state, and the team winning District. 2008 and 2009 once again saw the team win District and go to state as a team, and in Girls Doubles and Boys Singles.
has coached the Taos Tiger Tennis Team since its inception. In 1989, Bob, along with
Kurt Edelbrock, Marny Schantz and Ted Wiard, started the high school tennis program. He is the
Head Coach for the USTA sponsored Middle School Tennis Program and Asst. High
School Coach, a Life Member of the USTA and member of the Racket Stringers Professional
Association for the last 12 years. He oversees the stringing operations for Taos Tennis. Bob is on
the Professional Tennis Registry as an instructor andhas held that certification for 12 years. He
specializes in working with youth and teaches the Shorty Swatters and Jr. Camps and has been an Assistant Pro at Taos
Tennis since 2005.
Home grown in
Tigers High School Team, where he was ranked 3rd in
nation in NJCAA doubles. He and his partner were ranked 10th in NJCAA doubles. . During
the summer, he teaches the Jr. Tennis Camp and Shorty Swatters at Taos Tennis.