Scott Doerner loves tennis. He has been playing ever since he could hold a racquet at three years old. Tennis runs in the family’s blood, parents Peter and Cynthia were both touring pro’s in the 1960’s and 70’s where mother Cynthia held a career high ranking of #15 in the world. Both parents still teach tennis today.
Upon being the top ranked junior player in Australia in the 16’s age group- Scott gained a scholarship to a Top 10 NCAA Division I program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. During his four stellar years at Pepperdine, Scott earned NCAA All-American honors twice, was named All West Coast Conference Player of The Year twice and was the number 1 player on the NCAA Division I National Championship Team when Pepperdine defeated Georgia in the 2006 NCAA Division I Team Championships.
Furthermore, Doerner and partner Andre Begemann reached the final of the NCAA doubles championships in 2006, along the way beating current ATP World Top 10 John Isner. They would ultimately lose a tight match to the Illinois duo of current ATP Top 30 Pro Kevin Anderson and his partner Ryan Rowe.
On completion of college, Scott played professionally on the ATP Tour- capturing a career high ranking of #642 in the ATP singles rankings. In 2007, Scott landed back at Pepperdine and was a Volunteer Coach for the Men’s Team helping to develop the next generation of Division I All-Americans and future ATP Touring Professionals out of the legendary program in Malibu.Coach Doerner ultimately transitioned from coaching the Men’s team to working with the Pepperdine Women’s team. Scott coached the Pepperdine women’s Team as an Assistant Coach for 6 seasons.
Scott now coaches privately in the Santa Monica/Brentwood area and loves working with players of all ages and levels.
Scott graduated Cum Laude with a degree in International Management and lists hobbies as all sports, especially golf where he plays off a handicap of 5. He is a passionate Australian Rules Footballer and likes to have a body surf when the waves are breaking in Santa Monica.
Sean has been playing and coaching tennis for over 20 years starting as a young pup in the USTA 12 and under division, eventually achieving a Top 5 sectional ranking and a national junior ranking in the 18 and under division.
His favorite moments during his junior career were at The USTA Boys 18′s National Championship in Kalamazoo and the USTA National Clay Court Championships in Louisville. Sean played NCAA Division I Tennis, first at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN and then at The University of San Diego with the Toreros in sunny San Diego, CA.
Both schools were ranked inside the top 30 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis programs. They competed against some of the very best teams in Division I including matches against perennial top 10 teams from UCLA, USC, Stanford, Georgia, and Pepperdine among others.
Sean's favorite moments of his college career came in the The NCAA All-American Championships and The NCAA Division I Team Championships where he recorded a doubles win against SMU.
During summers Sean competed on the ITA collegiate summer circuit and following college he played on the ITF Futures Pro-Circuit. He eventually moved to Los Angeles, CA to develop EliteTennisTraining.com with Scott.
Sean is passionate and excited about working in and around tennis and the most important thing for him is to set up the foundation for students to grow to their full capacity.
Sean is a UPSTA certified teaching professional, loves to travel to new places, holds an FAA private pilot license, and is a big fan of Minnesota sports teams, especially the T-Wolves, Twins, and Vikings.