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
Selim Samman - Tennis Camp Director

Selim Samman

Chancellors Summer Camp, Challenger, JTT 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
Brian Mandell

Brian Mandell

Academy Coach, Social Media Coordinator

  • Assistant tennis coach Memorial High School
  • Former head of middle school tennis at The Kinkaid School
  • Graduate of The University of Houston Sports Administration program
  • Over 15 years of coaching experience
  • Super-championship level player in multiple age divisions
  • Social Media Coordinator
John Boytim - Adult Men's Tennis Director

John Boytim

Falcon Point Co-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
Anna Djananova

Anna Djananova

Falcon Point Co-Director

  • Former #1 Texas Junior ranking
  • Former D1 college scholarship athlete
  • Former collegiate most improved, MVP, and team captain
  • Over 20 years of tennis coaching experience
Anna Djananova

Ryan Ybarra

Tennis Director BISH, High Performance Coach

Dionicia "Dodo" Akina

High Performance Coach

  • Ranked #10 in state of Texas in super-championship level 12-14s
  • Ranked top 20 in state of Texas for 16's
  • Former College tennis athlete (Lee College)
  • Studied Kiniesiology

McClain Kessler

High Performance Coach

  • All American at the University of Florida
  • #1 Junior ranking in Georgia, #1 in the South, #3 on Tennis Recruiting
  • Florida Gators team captain
  • SEC Community Service Team and received the Author Ashe award and Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship award
  • Volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Clemson

Aaron Reekie

High Performance Coach

Todd Smith

Head Pro Missouri City

Tomas Kmetko

Head Pro Spring Branch

  • Originally from Slovakia
  • Former DII player in SAC (South Atlantic Conference) and GMAC (Great Midwest Athletic Conference) Conferences with the highest UTR of 12.27
  • GMAC Conference Player of the Year 2019
  • Former member of the Slovak National Junior Tennis Team
  • ITF Junior Ranking 579
  • B.A. in Economics and M.B.A. in Business Administration

John Kim

Academy Coach

  • Super-championship level from 12-18s
  • 6 high school 5A state championship tournament appearances ( 3 team tennis and 3 doubles)
  • 12+ years of coaching experience
    • Works with kids as well as adults and group classes
  • Trafton middle school head tennis coach

James Cowan IV

Academy Coach

  • Memphis, Tennessee native
  • Undergraduate degree in Business Marketing, Masters in Sports Administration
  • Four-year letter winner in tennis at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • Former Head of men's and women's tennis at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • Former Assistant Tennis Coach at Epiphany Court Tennis Academy in Memphis
  • Former Director of Tennis at The Boys and Girls Club
  • Former tennis pro at the Pine Bluff Country Club and Bloom Tennis Center

Jane Strnadel

Academy Coach

Trish Begley

Academy Coach

Christopher Moolchan

Academy Coach

Salvador Aguirres

Academy Coach

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