David DeLasCasas Kurvink a certified USPTR adult and youth professional brings with him a wealth of coaching experience at a variety of different levels and high-level tennis playing background. David Kurvink currently enters his third season as the full-time men’s and women’s tennis coach at DeSales University and is CEO at Kids Play Tennis Community Outreach Program in which focuses on tennis and learning to underprivileged youth in the Lehigh Valley.
In his first season at DSU he led the women’s team to a school-record 17-3 season that included a school-record 16-match winning streak and a spot in the MAC Freedom Tournament championship match. On the men’s side, he led DSU to a 9-6 record and helped the Bulldogs qualify for the MAC Freedom postseason tournament for just the second time in team history. Kurvink was honored after each season being named the MAC Freedom Coach of the Year in both men’s and women’s tennis.
Some of Kurvink’s past coaching experiences included serving as a head teaching professional at West End Racquet Club, head men’s tennis coach at nationally ranked Methodist University, many summers as head tennis professional at Stamford Yacht Club CT, one year coaching at Dennis Van Der Meer Tennis Academy, head men’s and women’s coach at Adrian College, tennis and squash coach at St. Lawrence University, and Embrace Your Dreams instructor.
Kurvink has been recognized by earning a handful of awards including, USTA/EPD college coach of the year, teaching professional of the year honors from the USTA, men’s and women’s conference coach of the year at both DeSales University and St. Lawrence University, USTA/MS community tennis association of the year, Master Racquet Technician (MRT) which is the highest standard of excellence in racquet service industry, and most recently Lehigh Valley 2018 forty under 40 award winner.
David continues to spend a generous amount of time volunteering in many different tennis capacities. Most recently he was placed on the USTA National Community Tennis Association Committee where he helps organize community tennis and represents the schools committee at the national level, USTA Middle States Board of Directors and serves as chair of the schools committee /EPD Delegate, and USTA Eastern PA district council Vice Chair.
Kurvink holds a Master’s in School Counseling and Human Development from St. Lawrence University and is graduate of Moravian College where he majored in Clinical/Counseling Psychology and was a standout collegiate tennis player with the second highest career wins and highest winning percentage in school history.
Rheanna Morehart is a 2018 graduate of Northern Kentucky University graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Sports Business and Event Management. While at NKU she played #3 singles and #2 doubles for two years, earning several academic accolades, and helping the team qualify for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.
She graduated high school from Miami Valley School in 2014, where she was a four-year varsity player and a two-time OHSAA State Qualifier, three-time Sectional Champion, two-time District Champion, Ohio Valley Player of the Year, Ohio Valley Sportsmanship Recipient and four-time First-Team All-Area. She holds the record for most wins for Girls Tennis with 102 during her high school career. She finished her junior tennis career ranked 6 in Ohio and a 3-star recruit on Tennis Recruiting.
Morehart hails from Dayton, OH where tennis runs in her family. Her mother built and owns a tennis center that has seen Morehart teach tennis in the family business since 2011 specifically working with juniors ranging from 4-18 years old.
She is be pursuing an M.B.A at DeSales University with a concentration in Marketing, where she is also the Men’s and Women’s Tennis Graduate Assistant Coach.
Coach Amadou Diop moved to Allentown, PA from Senegal, West Africa in January 1996. He was relocated in United State and served as International Programs for the Rodale Institute until December 2008. He is and international Consultant in Organic Farming and Tennis Coach from January 2009. He took more than six Quick Start workshops, four 10 and Under workshops and USPTR Certification Development workshop for 11-14 yr-olds. Coach Amadou coached his daughter throughout high school and during her college tears, Coach Amadou runs a USTA Community Tennis Association named AMCOTENNIS. His daughter Aida Diop is his Assistant coach and they are running a USTA Net Generation program at PRATER Park in Wescosville. Amadou is also a coaching staff for the KidsPlay-Tennis Programs at trident Swim Club and Bethlehem Community Park and for the Allentown Tennis Program at Lower Macungie and Macungie Parks . Coach Amadou speaks 5 languages (English, French, Spanish, Russian and Wolof).
Marina is a 2016 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. She played #1 singles for three years there. She was also Lehigh Valley Live Player of the Week.
She currently goes to school at East Stroudsburg University and plays #1 singles and doubles. She has also been featured as PSAC player of the week as a freshman.
Marina has been certified by the Professional Tennis Registry to teach children 10 and under since 2014.
Coach K is an Emeritus Moravian College science professor and an avid tennis player and instructor.
She has experience teaching tennis at all levels but is focusing now on younger players.
Molly graduated from Bethlehem Catholic High School in June 2018. She was valedictorian of her class and named both the EPC and District XI Girls Tennis Scholar Athlete.
At BECA, she played #2 Singles and #1 Doubles on the Girls Varsity Team.
She was named to the Lehigh Valley Live All-Area Girls Tennis First Team. She is a 2016 PIAA State Doubles Champion.
Molly is a Professional Tennis Registry Certified Instructor to teach children 10 and under since April 2017. She will be attending Penn State University.
Slater is a certified USPTR teaching professional. She is a 2016 graduate of Caldwell University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. Slater was a four-year starter at the top of the lineup and a 2-time captain in her division II program . She has been playing tennis since the age of 6. Throughout her career, she has played in numerous tournaments and on several USTA team tennis teams. Slater played first singles at Old Bridge high school where she was second team all Middlesex conference and played in the state tournament her senior year.
Slater’s teaching background includes 2 years with the Old Bridge Parks and Recreation program and private lessons.
In her collegiate career, Slater received numerous all-academic honors from the CACC Conference and was named to the ITA All-Academic Team. She played first doubles all four years, and played singles in the first, second, and third positions. At Caldwell, Slater developed leadership skills as a captain, a student athlete mentor, and as a SAAC representative.
Slater is pursuing an M.B.A. at DeSales, with a concentration in Accounting.