Grip & Rip


Tennis Lessons in Mooresville

Ran Blade

Tennis Programs

Competitive Play - 4.5 Singles, 5.0 Doubles USTA, NTRP. Combined 54 Titles, Championships, Conference and Regional Winner.  30+ Years.


Professional Certification Youth 11-17

Youth Performance Certification

Cardio Tennis Certification

Pickleball Certification

October 2015 - Partner with Mooresville Parks & Recreation offering Youth and Adult Tennis Instruction.

April 2015 - Current - Coach Pine Lake Preparatory Middle School, Boys Varsity, and Girls Varsity Tennis Teams.  Middle School First Place Regular Season and First Place PCAC conference Champions in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

December 2014 – Start Grip & Rip Tennis in Mooresville, NC.  Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) - Professional Certification Age 11-17, Coach Youth Tennis, Adult Instruction.  


May 2011 - Assist in Private and Recreational Tennis Coaching, Williamsburg, VA.


Member Since 2006 – United States Racquet Stringers Association (USRSA).


Member Since 2001 -  United States Tennis Association (USTA).

Home State/Education - Golden Valley, Minnesota.  MBA - Organizational Management (University of Phoenix), BS Degrees in Sociology (Social Stratification) & Behavioral Psychology (University of Wisconsin - Madison).

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Stinging, Racquets, & More!

Tennis is a life long sport.  Anyone can play - from those that just want to have family fun on the courts to those who have aspirations to become a world class player.


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