Matt Howard is a graduate of East High School. He is a USPTA P1 certified teaching professional and a Certified Master Racquet Technician. He was a three time Akron City champion and also Akron District Champion and played varsity tennis for Akron University. He then began his 23 year teaching history as Tennis Director for the Akron Jewish Center, he was the Assistant Pro at Fairlawn Country Club, and Assistant Pro at North Ridge Racquet Club. Matt is now Head Pro at Springside Racquet & Fitness Club for the past 20 years. He has coached over a hundred boys and girls state qualifiers, and has helped to coach many students to go on to play collegiate tennis. Matt was a part of the 2003 Menʼs 5.0 team that won the Ohio State Championship, the Midwest Championship and qualified for the final 16-team USTA Nationals.