Meet the Coaches!
Nick Ketcham grew up in the Pacific Northwest and played for Mercer Island High School for three years where he served as team captain his senior year. He then attended Washington State University (WSU) and played on the club tennis team all four years in college. During that time he served as President of WSU’s club team in his junior and senior years. While in college he managed Mercer Island’s Parks and Recreation tennis programs during the summer months.
Nick enjoys working with kids and juniors and after college returned to Mercer Island to coach the boys’ and girls’ high school teams for two years and a year respectively. He also co-managed a tennis camp for underprivileged children at the Atlantic Street Center. Nick also worked as Tennis Coordinator and Pro at the Eastside Tennis Center and Tennis Center Sand Point. He is very excited to be a teaching pro in Blue Ridge this summer.
Personal Note- I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the Blue Ridge community. I have a strong passion for tennis and look forward to sharing it with everyone. I grew up playing at a smaller, more intimate club and will always remember that as my roots to the sport I love. I hope to create the same environment for everyone that participates and look forward to growing the tennis program!
Jamie Dieveney played tennis for Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). He went undefeated in singles and doubles play his Junior and Senior years at PLU with an impressive record of 48 wins and no losses. He also won the NAIA District Championships in singles and doubles play. Now, USPTA (P-1) and Cross-Fit certified, Jamie brings over 20 years of high level teaching experience to the tennis court.
Jamie was the Boys Varsity coach at Mercer Island High School. During his 3 years as coach Mercer Island won 3 state titles. He was named Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012. He was also awarded USPTA Coach of the Year in 2011. His team also received the Sportsmanship Award in 2011 and 2012.