Alexander MacKellar and Keeley Phillips (both former collegiate players with over 17 years of combined coaching) founded the Mack Phillips Tennis Academy in 2019. We offer a tennis experience catering to all age and skill levels. We look forward to sharing our passion and knowledge of the sport with you!
Coach Keeley has been playing tennis seriously for over 8 years and coaching for over 7 years. She attended Cedar Ridge High School where she was awarded team MVP and played #1 mixed doubles. After High School she continued her playing career as a member of the women’s tennis team at Concordia University Texas. She graduated in 2020 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Kinesiology. Coach Keeley’s favorite things about tennis are its ability to bring communities and families together, and the fact that it is a lifelong sport! Her coaching approach is very tailored to the player and their goals; however, she is a firm believer in creating strong fundamentals to prevent injury and allow players to reach their full potential. She has experience working with kids ages 2 all the way to seniors and all skill levels. When she is not on the court, she enjoys running, baking, DIY projects and spending time with her family.
Coach Alex began playing tennis at age 11 and has been coaching tennis for over 10 years. He attended Belton High School and was a member of their varsity tennis team. After High School, he joined the United States Navy. He spent 2 years in Washington D.C. at the Nation’s capital as a Ceremonial Guardsman. Then, he spent his last 2 years stationed in Bahrain. After the service, he attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where he was a member of the tennis team and graduated in 2019. After graduating, he knew he wanted to follow his passion, tennis, and has been coaching full time ever since. Coach Alex’s coaching style is always adapted to the individual to best suit their needs and goals.
Jacob started playing tennis when he was in 6th grade. He was a member of his high school team where he was awarded 2nd place in district for doubles his senior year and 3rd in 5A regionals (lost regionals to the eventual 5A state winners). Jacob's favorite tennis players include: Federer for his mental game, Thiem for his clean strokes and Feliciano Lopez for his serve, volleys and heart, and Kyrgios for his talent and fire. Coach Jacob has experience coaching kids ages 5 all the way to adults. He is currently attending The University of Texas where he will graduate in May 2022 with a BSN and hopes to eventually become a CRNA.
Trey has been playing tennis since he was 4 years old at Polo Tennis Club in Dripping Springs and played doubles with Coach Jacob during their senior year of high school. Trey loves to watch professional tennis and his favorite players are Gael Monfils and Roger Federer. Trey is currently a senior Economics major at Texas A&M University where he plays club tennis and other intramural sports. He has experience coaching adult clinics and helping children with the sport he loves!
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