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Pope John Paul II High School Announces Boys' Tennis Coach

President Jason Bozzone announced today the addition of Alex DeCecco to the PJP coaching staff. “The time is now for us to invest in our future. In order to do that, we are committed to hire stellar personnel to propel our athletic program.  Coach DeCecco is yet another impressive addition to the newly hired coaches at PJP, including Coach Hontz and Coach Sheetz, who are leading the wrestling program.  We look forward to witnessing the impact these coaches will make on the PJP student athletes."

Alex has been teaching tennis in the Philadelphia Area for over 30 years and is PTR Certified in Adult, Junior Development, and Performance Coaching. He is the new Director of Tennis Instruction for REAL TENNIS at Kinetix Sports Club. He has also held Director positions at several other successful programs including Bucks County Racquet Club, Ron Jaworski’s Golds Gym, and Northampton Tennis Club.

In addition to his expertise as a Director, he has had many successes competing and coaching. Alex played #1 singles and doubles for his college tennis team and has held Middle States sectional rankings in singles, men's, and mixed doubles. In addition,he has competed at the USTA 4.5 and 5.0 level. Alex lead the first ever team out of Kinetix Sports Club to USTA Nationals. Since then, Alex has coached all levels of women, men, and mixed doubles teams to post-season play and many to a National level. His success as a coach is attributed to his extensive playing background and coaching expertise, in addition to his unique guide that he authored himself, “The Real Tennis Guide to Match Play – The Players Handbook to USTA Competition”.

Throughout the past several years, Alex has been energizing players of all ages on the courts and inspiring them with his relentless positive outlook. 

"Alex brings to PJP an impressive record of teaching and coaching the sport of tennis to young people. His proven track record and energy will help to continue growth of our program and will benefit our student-athletes," said PJP Principal Jim Meredith.

PJP Athletic Director Nicole McMullen added, “We are thrilled to have Alex join the coaching staff at PJP.  His experience with both new and seasoned players will be a great fit for our program.  I am confident that Alex will be able to develop our student-athletes who are trying out for the first time, as well as challenge and teach our varsity players.”

We warmly welcome Coach Alex DeCecco to the PJP Family.