As a tennis player I was ranked number 1 in the Ukraine and number 350 in the world before leaving WTA professional competition in 2000. I was fortunate to train under Svetlana Medvedeva, the top Russian coach and mother of world-ranked number 4 Andrei Medvedeva.
Training for 8 hours a day from the age of 7 to become a top professional tennis player taught me extreme discipline and techniques for pushing myself beyond my limits. I was a professional athlete for 18 years, traveling the world and learning tactics and methods that are necessary in sports and in life. This experience helps me in everything I do today.
As a young woman living in Kiev with dreams of coming to America, I applied for and was awarded a full tennis scholarship at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles at age 20. Overcoming many challenges in my efforts to come to the United States, I arrived in 2000 to join the LMU tennis team and achieved number 12 ranking in the U.S. in doubles, qualifying the LMU team to go to NCAA for the first time in LMU's history. As a team we won the WCC, beating Pepperdine University in the finals - another first for LMU.
I received a degree in marketing at LMU and started my career in Internet marketing after graduation. Today I am pursuing my online marketing career while staying very active in tennis through lessons and instruction.
I pursue life with ambition and passion, but for me it's just as important to be warm, friendly and caring. I love people and I enjoy finding ways to help my friends improve their lives. In my spare time I like to swim, hike, ice skate and meditate. I love to talk with my friends about spiritual subjects, philosophy, nutrition and fitness, travel, politics and more.
I teach tennis at a private court on the Westside in L.A. as well as offering in-home tennis lessons in the following areas: Los Angeles, Venice, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, Marina Del Rey and Century City.
Egor is an outstanding Belarusian tennis player, ranked number 1 in Belarus and number 700 in the world before leaving the ATP professional competition in 2007 , Honored Master of Sports. Obtained a full tennis scholarship at the Nick Bolletieri’s tennis academy. Team member of the Belarus Davis Cup team, vice champion of the European Team Cup Championship.
Egor's coaching career began in 2007 when he became a personal coach of the 13 year old Dariya Lebesheva from Belarus and helped her achieve the #1 ranking in ETA (European Tennis Association). Also, coaching some other talented tennis player like Ima Bogush who had a ranking of # 400 in WTA singles, and # 220 WTA in Doubles. She reached a team cup World Champion twice, as well as Varvara Flink, and helped her to get from #1300 in ITF ranking to #90 ITF ranking in 1 year of working, she is currently #24. Training those girls and helped them to achieve the high results gave Egor confidence and success in his abilities to train and have the capacity to of being a mentor. At the same time, Egor is improving his techniques of teaching and education about tennis. develops and implements his own concept of the tennis school, where the focused is placed on the individual approach to the player, the effectiveness of training process, and harmonious development of the players as a person.
Egor was trained under some famous coaches like Marat Zverev, who is one the famous Russian coaches and the father of the world ranked singles and doubles player Natalia Zvereva.
Training for may long hours every day in order to achieve success as a tennis player taught Egor tremendous work ethics, mental toughness which translates into self confident competitor, discipline and developed the ability in him to win the key points during the matches which made him a champion. He has learned how to always perform at his best with 100% focus.
Throughout my tennis career I have been to many championships and personally met many of tennis's great stars. Following are some of those memories: