Simon Harrington joins the CUA Women’s Tennis program as a
member of the 2014 coaching staff.
Harrington began his coaching career as a teaching pro in 1997
at the McLean Racquet and Health Club and has since held a number
of coaching positions including Director of Tennis at Tuckahoe
Recreation Club in McLean, Va., and the head coach at Trinity
Women’s University. Along with his duties at CUA,
Harrington will continue as the head girl’s tennis coach at
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. In
the spring of 2013, the Thomas Jefferson squad made it to the
semi-finals of the state tournament.
Harrington’s coaching philosophy is simple; drills and
perfecting shot skills is important, but nothing beats true
competition experience. With over fifteen years of coaching
and teaching, Harrington has discovered that standard stroke
techniques and strategies do not necessarily work every player and
players need to try and adapt to situational occurrences.
As a player, Simon plays and captains many teams in the highly
competitive Northern Virginia Tennis Leagues and most recently
participated on a men's over forty team that competed for the USTA
League National Championship in California.
Harrington currently resides in Fairfax, Va., with his wife and
two daughters Sydney and Sally. His full time position is
working and building his family's Washington area real estate