About Misha

Misha Kouznetsov offers tennis coaching and mentoring to junior players in the Washington D.C. Metro area. Misha has been featured on NBC, CBS and FOX national television networks. His tennis achievements were printed  in The New York Times and Washington Post newspapers as well as in Sports Illustrated, Tennis  and Rolling Stone Magazines.


Misha played division one college tennis on a full athletic scholarship and graduated from The University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in Computer Science. He followed his passion for tennis and led Robert Morris University's (D1) men's and women's programs as the head coach. 

Misha was a senior coach at the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland for ten years where he trained multiple top junior players for National, NCAA, ITF and professional competition.


In the past decade, Misha has been the private coach for Frances Tiafoe. Under Misha's supervision Frances achieved a #2 junior world ranking and became the youngest winner in history of The Orange Bowl 18 and under division. Following that win,  under Misha's guidance and training, Frances's professional ranking climbed from #1270 to #241 during the first quarter of 2015. Frances is currently ranked #60 in the ATP world rankings.

For the last two years Misha was the Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Professional at West Winds Tennis and Fitness Center in New Market, MD. During that time he developed and ran an elite junior academy, consisting of many top high school, mid-atlantic and nationally ranked players.  He currently gives private lessons to over 25 students in the Washington D.C. area. 


Misha has also coached the following players:

Denis Kudla (ATP # 68)

Olga Puchkova (WTA # 32)

Bjorn Fratangelo (ATP #90)

Mitchell Frank (NCAA D1 Champion)

Luca Corintelli (NCAA D1 Champion)

Trice Capra (ITF #7)