Todd Rubinstein

Todd Rubinstein, the Head Tennis Coach at Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High, is the founder of Sunshine State Tennis and as well, is originally from Hollywood, Florida.  Todd is a former #1 USTA Florida ranked singles, doubles and mixed doubles player and has been ranked as high as #3 in the United States.  He attended and played #1 singles and #1 doubles for Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida from 1988 - 1992, which has gone on to win multiple NCAA Division II National Tennis Championships; where as well, he received his B.A. in Communication, his M.S. in Exceptional Student Education and his Ed.S in Educational Leadership. 

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Todd has also been a member of the USPTA since 1992, was accepted into the USTA High Performance Coaching Program, has his USTA Sports Science credential, is a former NTRP rater, was a member of USTA Intersectional National Finalist Team Florida in 2007, is a two-time FHSAA Singles Champion, a three-time USTA Florida Men's Doubles State Champion, a two-time USTA Florida Sectional Team Champion, a two-time USTA Florida Men's Singles State Finalist, a Florida Cup Winner and a five-time USTA National Mixed Doubles Silver and Bronze Ball winner.

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Trifecta for the High School Coach Behind Quarantine Tennis

 

By Rich Neher

Very few High School tennis coaches I know come with a resume like Todd Rubinstein's. The Floridian has only recently added 3 more USPTA awards to his impressive bio: 2021 Florida High School Coach of the Year; 2021 Florida District President of the Year; 2021 District of the Year.

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Mourning High School Head Tennis Coach Rubinstein

  • Director of Tennis, Quarantine Tennis

  • USPTA Florida District 13 President (North Miami)

  • 2021 USPTA Florida High School Coach of the Year

  • 2021 USPTA Florida District President of the Year

  • 2021 USPTA Florida Section of the Year (Miami)

  • 2019 Mourning High Teacher of the Year

  • 2019 Miami-Dade County Public Schools Coach of the Year Finalist

  • 2018 USPTA National High School Coach of the Year

  • 2018 Tennis Industry Magazine's High School Coach of the Year

  • 2018 USPTA Florida District 16 Professional of the Year

  • 2017 USPTA Florida High School Coach of the Year

  • 2017 and 2018 Mourning High Coach of the Year

  • 2016 Wilson 3A Florida High School Tennis Coach of the Year

  • 2015 - 2018 FHSAA Tennis Advisory Committee

  • USPTA Elite Professional and Accredited Professional Coach  

  • USTA High-Performance Coach/Sports Science Credential

  • NFHS Level 2 Certified Interscholastic Coach

  • Team USA Head Tennis Coach, 20th World Maccabiah Games/15th European Games 

  • Overall Record:  461-133-2 with 5 State Appearances and 2 State Championships

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Todd is also an educator, as he has worked for Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 21 years as a Special Education Teacher, Coordinator, and Chair.  He is the Head Tennis Coach for Mourning High and has been a head tennis coach for 18 seasons with 450+ team wins, multiple District Championships and Two Individual State Championships.  He was Mourning High's 2020 Teacher of the Year, was honored as a Miami-Dade County Public School's Finalist for 2019 High School Coach of the Year, is an NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach, and served a term on the FHSAA Tennis Advisory Committee.

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As an athlete, Todd played #1 singles & #1 doubles at Barry University, where they have more recently gone on to win multiple NCAA Division II National Men's and Women's Team Championships.  While at Barry, Todd attained his B.A. in Communication, his M.S. in Exceptional Student Education, and his Ed.S in Educational Leadership.  He has been ranked #1 in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles in USTA Florida in multiple divisions and as high as #3 in the USA.

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A native Floridian, Todd is the founder of Sunshine State Tennis, Quarantine Tennis, and Todd's 20 Second Tennis Tips.  He has been featured or seen on The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Tennis Magazine, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC News Now, CBS Miami Mentoring Matters, NBC 6 in the Mix, NPR, the Miami Herald, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, FOX's Deco Drive and many other national, regional & local news publications and platforms.  Todd has also written a #2 Best Selling Advertising Book on Amazon and was honored by Ronald McDonald House Charities as one of their "12 Good Men" of South Florida.

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Quarantine Tennis

 

Todd started Quarantine Tennis when Covid-19 hit in March of 2020. the focus of Quarantine Tennis is on virtual tennis Instruction, distance learning tennis coaching, and online tennis training.

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With the motto "Separate yourself from the rest," Quarantine Tennis is the "Home of Todd's 20 Second Tennis Tips, which specializes in engaging online tennis lessons, online tennis coaching, and online tennis training done virtually from not just the comfort and privacy of your own home, but with the flexibility of anywhere, at anytime!" 

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There are two Quarantine Tennis departments - "Distance Learning" for teaching pros and "20 Second Tennis Tips" for everyone.

Todd's 20 Second Tennis Tips specializes in engaging online tennis lessons, online tennis coaching, and online tennis training done virtually from not just the comfort and privacy of your own home, but with the flexibility of anywhere, at anytime!  Click on the image to the left as an example of a (rather funny) Episode 12. So far, the website lists 23 episodes.

The Virtual Tennis Instructions under Distance Learning benefits:

  • anywhere, anytime

  • flexibility

  • immediate feedback

  • effective time management

  • structure and freedom

  • knowledge retention

  • increased engagement

 

Individual and Group Distance Learning Programs

High-Performance Developmental Programs

Pee Wee and Beginning Programs

League and Team Building

Pre and Post Match Routine Sessions

Mechanics, Strategy, Footwork and Rituals Building

Gradual Release of Responsibility (I Do, We Do, You Do)

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