Alex Shek

Founder and Director of Tennis

Coach Alex has been directing C.O.R.E. Tennis since its inception ten years ago. He has been coaching tennis in the DC-Metropolitan area for over twelve years. Before founding C.O.R.E. Tennis, he began teaching tennis and supervising summer junior camps at Tennistar Academy in Bethesda. He then continued as an instructor at 4 Star Academy in Merrifield, VA. Alex was Co-Director of Programs at nearby Tuckahoe Recreation Club, where he managed both their junior and adult tennis teams. He also worked as Assistant Head Coach of the McLean High School Varsity Girls Tennis Team. In this capacity, he guided the McLean Girls to one their most successful seasons in the history of MHS tennis (winning the Liberty District championship, Northern Region title and placing 2nd in the state of Virginia). Coach Alex is a certified USPTA professional.

Coach Alex has a lifelong passion for the game of tennis and enjoys contributing to the development of his players.  He seeks to develop his players’ confidence and character with focus on technique, speed and conditioning. When he is not on the courts, he is blessed to enjoy time with his beautiful wife, their three kids (and future grand-slam champions) and their two German Shepard dogs.

Tommy Weber

Tennis Pro and Director of Sports Performance

Coach Tommy has been working with C.O.R.E. Tennis for the past 7 years as an coach. Tommy played varsity tennis at George Mason high school where they earned 5 straight state championships. He finished his 5 years at Mason with 99 wins.

Coach Tommy enjoys sharing the game of tennis with younger kids through games and competition. He believes in creating a fun and positive environment for all students and emphasizes the importance of dedication and hard work. Coach Tommy is a certified USPTA professional.


Steve Gershman

Tennis Professional (10 and Under)

Coach Steve has been with C.O.R.E. Tennis for the past 4 years. Before joining C.O.R.E. Steve coached the boys and girls tennis teams at Meyer Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida. Steve is a lifelong tennis player and is Professional Tennis Registry certified.