Our Team

King Daddy Sports provides the Houston area a diverse group of teaching professionals that have the ability to motivate, inspire, and push players to achieve greatness both on and off the court!

We are always striving to be better every day as coaches just as we desire players to strive for the same.

Todd Folsom - Tennis Coach and Founder of King Daddy Sports

Todd Folsom

Founder & Director

  • Founded King Daddy Sports in 1997.
  • Over 30 years teaching experience developing hundreds of Nationally ranked juniors, many of which have went on to compete both collegiately and professionally.
  • Has the ability and intensity to push players to reach their maximum potential both on and off the court!
  • Father of TJ and Skyla
John Boytim - Adult Men's Tennis Director

John Boytim

Adult Men's Director, High Performance Director

  • Co-Founder of King Daddy Sports
  • 25+ years teaching experience developing players of all ages!
  • ATP Tour Level Playing Professional 1988-1992, with a High World singles ranking of #262.
  • #1 Ranked junior in USA in EVERY AGE DIVISION- 12's, 14's 16's, and 18's
  • 11 Time National Junior Champion, 10 time finalist, 19 Gold & Silver Balls!
  • Father of Sean and Brian
Selim Samman - Tennis Camp Director

Selim Samman

Camp Director, JTT Director, Academy Director

  • 15+ years teaching experience developing thousands of young players!
  • Directs Summer and holiday camps; Junior Team Tennis (JTT) programming, 10U, and Challenger Programs for King Daddy Sports. 
  • Provides an amazing, fun,  learning and developmental environment for all students to learn and grow!
  • Father of Alex, Foster, & Emily
Todd Smith - MHS Director and Tennis Academy Coach

Todd Smith

MHS Director, High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

  • 25+ years teaching experience
  • Taught at Clemson and Kentucky under Coaches Chuck Kriese & Dennis Emery.
  • Teaching with King Daddy Sports since 2003.
  • Father of Addison.
Oliver Washington - Tennis Academy Coach

Oliver Washington

Academy Coach

  • Graduate of Tyler Junior College Tennis Tech Program.
  • Taught at Rice University tennis camps and junior programs.
  • Oliver is passionate about the sport and will share this with students and adult players.
Ali Bennaji - High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

Ali Bennaji

High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

  • 88-92: Winthrop University #1 singles and doubles NCAA Division 1
  • 92-93: assistant coach IMG
  • 93-96: associate coach at Houston Country Club
  • 2001-2005: coached with KDS at Westside
  • 2005-2011: head coach IMG Academies Bradenton, FL
  • 2011-May 2017: traveling coach with USTA players
  • June 2017 - present: coach at KDS at Chancellors
  • Father of son Said and daughter Nora
Brian Mandell - Tennis Teacher

Brian Mandell

High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

Graduate from Memorial High School and the University of Houston with a bachelor degree in Sports Administration. Began playing tennis in the King Daddy Junior Academy at age 11. As a junior, reached the Super Championship level in different age divisions. Started his teaching career at the age of 16. 10&Under tennis specialist. Enjoys working with and teaching juniors and adults of all ages.

Dexter Gutierrez

High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

Judit Vives

High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

Judit just graduated from Texas A&M Corpus where she received a full tennis scholarship and was the captain of the team in 2016. Her team was the Southland Conference Champions in 2014, 2016, and 2017 where they went on to play in the Division 1 NCAA tournament. Their team culture taught her great values of team above self, unity, extreme hard work, and discipline. Judit had great leaders there that prepared her well to be a great coach. She is multicultural and bilingual in Spanish, and as a junior as ranked in the top 50 for Spain for 6 years.

Robert Voss - Tennis Coach

Vasili Borissov

High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

Member of USTA/Texas Section for 23 years. He achieved Junior ranking of top 3 in Texas at 12,14,16 and 18 and under age divisions, Winner 2001 Texas Sectionals (Boys 16) age division. He was ranked top 10 in nation in Junior singles, he was also ranked top 5 in nation in Junior doubles (2001). 13 years Tennis coaching experience. Former Player Development Professional (Kluge Tennis Center). Excel in situations where high level play and instruction is involved. Experienced in developing high performance players in Academy style format. Results driven coach providing high level instruction using new age techniques while reinforcing basic fundamentals. He is a USPTA certified, and a USPTR certified. 
Father of Jackson, Adelina, and Sofia Borissova 

Robert Voss - Tennis Coach

Eric Hagenimana

High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

Former Rwanda Number One National Player, Eric played Davis Cup position #1 representing Rwanda seven consecutive times from 2001-2007.
Playing career also included:
Junior ITF World Ranking, Top 100 2002   
2004: Won ITF East African Tournament single in Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda
2005: Won ITF East African Tournament single and Doubles in Rwanda, Djibouti and Burundi
Eric has recently moved to Houston from Newks Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels where he was an adult tennis coordinator.  Eric has the passion to work with all level of tennis players and is a great addition to our staff. 

Robert Voss - Tennis Coach

Sunday Jegede

High Performance Coach, Academy Coach

Sunday Jegede has over 15 years of experience as a tennis professional and coaching tennis. He is a former member of Nigerian Davis Cup Team. He reached ITF Jr world singles ranking of 102, and 83 in doubles. Sunday had an ATP ranking of 1200 in 2001. 

Robert Voss - Tennis Coach

Michael Centra

Director Lacrosse Camps & Programming

  • Head Coach The Kinkaid School
  • Grew up in Syracuse, NY
  • Played in 2 State Championships 2005 & 2007
  • Won an NY State Championship with Jamesville DeWitt 2007
  • Played DIII Lacrosse at Nazareth College 2008-2011
  • Appeared in 2 NCAA Tournaments
  • Co-Owner of Third Coast Lacrosse

"My goal is to make every student play at the best of their ability and to give them a chance to play the sport they love at the highest level of lacrosse".

Jane Strnadel

Adult Women's Director, Academy Coach

  • 30+ years teaching experience with a commitment to properly develop a strong technical foundation for all players.
  • Phenomenal playing background complete with National Titles and Gold Balls.
  • Dedicated teaching professional that wants every player to reach their full potential. Jane cares deeply about every student's tennis experience!

Forrest Jenkins

High Performance Director, Academy Coach

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