Roosevelt Rayford


Ray started playing tennis while attending college in Maryland. With basketball being his first sport, he played in the police athletic league (Pal) for 10 yrs, elementary school, (MVP) Jr high intramurals (all star), club teams and college intramurals. He also played softball (elementary MVP), volleyball, football, and table tennis.


A natural teacher, he’s covered from music to driving to boxing as a USBF assistant at the Takoma-Langley Community Center, Takoma Park, MD. He first taught tennis officially as part of his curriculum as Director of Sports, Music and Drama at the George E. Peters summer camps, in Hyattsville, MD during the late 90’s. After observing him working out on the court, the director of the Greenbelt Maryland Community Center hired Ray to do a 2 week half day tennis and fitness program with the summer campers in 2000. From 2006-2011 he was an Assistant Teacher of tennis for Oakwood University (OU) in Huntsville, AL.


During a return to D.C. in December 2012 Ray decided to revisit Oscar's MTM, which he had discovered online in 2006. Deciding to go all the way with MTM this time, Ray scoured Oscar’s materials, practiced his techniques assiduously and became certified. While he fully understands the MTM method and can teach it to anyone, he’s aiming for perfection of strokes in his own game admitting, “I've been doing it my way for a long time”.


Ray holds a triple certification in personal training, cardiovascular training and exercise therapy from the National Association for Health and Fitness, which he integrates into his tennis teaching activities.


Roosevelt Rayford

MTM Tennis Professional

Washington D.C.

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"Let Your Racket Do The Talking"