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Coaching Staff

Bowe Tennis Academy has enlisted the services of extremely successful men and women to facilitate our tennis camps. Our staff is made up of Central Minnesota's finest high school and college coaches.

JACK BOWE has been teaching and coaching tennis in St. Cloud for over 30 years. Jack has seved as the Head Coach for SCSU and the College of St. Benedict and is currently coaching the men's team at St. John's University. In 1993 & 2003, Jack was named MIAC coach of the year!

Jack founded the Bowe Tennis Academy in 1986 and has been successfully training junior players ever since. A USPTA pro himself, Bowe directs a staff this year including four other certified pros, area high school coaches and top level college players. With this kind of high quality staffing, the Bowe Tennis Academy has produced 91 state tournament level players in the past four years.

CHRIS BOWE has been coaching tennis with the Bowe Tennis Academy for five years and has been on the coaching team for the St. Cloud Tech girls and boys tennis teams since graduating from Tech High School in 2013. Chris is completing his degree in education at St. Cloud State University in preparation for his teaching license, and spends his summers coaching full time with the Bowe Tennis Academy. Chris leads our tiny tot and youth programs and is on the team for our junior varsity and varsity summer tennis camp programs.

ERIC INGLIS has been teaching tennis for the past seven years and has been with the Bowe Tennis Academy for the past five years.   A native of Hutchinson, Minnesota, Eric played tennis for four years at St. John’s University.  During his senior year he was elected as a team captain.  Since graduation Eric has remained close to the university and recently finished his 3rd season as Assistant Tennis Coach under Head Coach Jack Bowe at St. John’s University.

In addition to coaching at St. John’s, Eric is the Head Girl’s Varsity Tennis Coach in Foley, Minnesota.  In two years as the Foley Head Coach he has led his team to a 30-5 record and two conference titles.  In 2011 Eric sent his first player to the Class A State Tournament.  

PAUL BATES has been a tennis teaching professional for more than 20 years. He is a current member of the USPTA and the USTA. He has taken teams to the state tournament in 10 of his 19 years as the girl's Head Coach at Tech High School  and in three of his 11 years as the boy's Head Coach. Paul's skills as a coach have earned him a variety of honors, including Section 8 AA Coach of the year four times ('93, '94, '96 and 2009), Boys' Assistant Coach of the year (2000), USPTA Coach of the Year ('06), and the Leaf Coach Award ('11).

Paul also coached the men's program at St. Cloud State University to a NCC Conference Title in 1991. He was awarded the NCC Coach of the year for 1991. Paul is not only one of Minnesota's finest coaches, he is also one of the Sections best players. In 1991, he was ranked #1 in the men's thirties and in 2002, Paul was 2nd in the 35's.