Meet Our Directors
Peggy Machoian, Tennis Director
Peggy is an accomplished player and instructor. As a player, Peggy has achieved regional, national and world rankings including:
- Ranked #1 in Mid-Atlantic in 35, 40, and 45 divisions in 1998
- Nationally Ranked in Top 7 for last 20 years
- Finished #6 in World Championships in 1998
In addition to her achievements on the court, Peggy is a proven ambassador of the game and an inspiration to her students and fellow players. In 2000, Peggy received the Mid-Atlantic Adult Sportsmanship Award as recognition of her on-court performances and her appreciation of the game and her competition.
Peggy is certified through the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and offers private lessons, clinics and tournament coaching to players of all ages and skill levels. Email Peggy
Andrew Carlson, Junior Tennis Academy Director
Andrew Carlson graduated from The Ohio State University in 2001 with a degree in Business Administration, achieving Academic All Big Ten honors in both 1996 and 1997. Andrew played on The Ohio State tennis team throughout his college career, and earned the position of Varsity Team Captain for his senior year. In 2000 Carlson was Ranked Number 2, nationally, and in the same year, qualified for the NCAA doubles tournament. Carlson's college team won the Big Ten title in 2001, after which he played on the ATP professional circuit for three years. One of many notable achievements during his career on the professional circuit was winning the Legg Mason Wild Card Challenge in both singles and doubles in 2003, and moving on to the doubles quarterfinals.
Andrew is a USPTA certified teaching professional with over 14 years of tennis teaching experience. He has held various positions in the tennis industry with players of all ages, levels, and abilities. Most recently, Andrew was the Tennis DIrector at the U.S. Naval Academy Brigade Sports Complex. As API's Junior Tennis Academy Director, and the father of two young daughters, Andrew brings top level instruction and looks forward empowering all junior players to exceed even their own expectations on the courts and beyond. Email Andrew