Academy Testimonials

“Steve Miguel is an exceptional coach who genuinely cares about his students and helps them elevate their game. Under his outstanding leadership and devoted work, 4 Star Tennis at Bullis has become the best tennis program in the Washington DC area for junior players who want to play competitive tennis.”
Kay Han & Young Kwak
“I chose 4 star as my main training academy in high school when I decided to take my tennis more seriously. I heard from a fellow player that 4 star has a great track record for training junior players and allowing them to reach their goals of being the best player I can be. The coaches at 4 star gave me the confidence to play club tennis at American University and being the #1 player and President for 3 of my 4 college years.”
Sasha Kahnamelli, American University 2016
“4 Star is like a second home to me. I have been here since I was 10, starting in Raul’s group and now in Supernats with Steve. I love the competitive, yet fun environment 4 Star offers. Here, I have not only improved as a tennis player, but I have also grown as a person.”
Miranda Deng, Wooton High School 2017
“Our family participates in both the 4 Star Tennis Academy and the adult programs at Bullis and has been extremely happy! The coaches are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and considerate of players’ goals and abilities. The adult programs offer lively classes, terrific scheduling flexibility, and players who are both competitive with and supportive of one another. The Academy programs are well designed to allow kids to move up the competitive ranks at their own pace, gaining valuable instruction and experience at each stage while fostering a love of the game.”
Natalie Weidener Kupinsky
“Our son has been playing tennis since the age of 5. He trained with different pros and programs before coming to 4 Star Tennis Academy at Bullis. We like the 4 Star at Bullis program the best because of their low pro to player ratio, access to strong serious players, and the coaching staff can’t be beat!”
Marcie & Brett Robinson
“Wow, two great adult clinics! Live ball really improved my net game with great players and a fast pace! I hit a ton of balls! The T&T is amazing too! It really helped me to focus on strategy and refine my technique. The pros are great and the players are all friendly and warm!.”
Cheryl Hays
“I would not have been able to become half the tennis player I am now without the time I spent at 4 Star Tennis Academy. At only 10 years old, I began my training at 4 star and immediately knew it was where I wanted to continue training. Bob, Bear, and Steve have created a phenomenal environment that enables students to work hard and realize their full potential.

When I was 11 I began working with Steve Miguel as my private coach and still have the pleasure of calling him mine today. Steve has an unique ability to coach on all levels, a high level understanding of the game, and an aptitude to help improve any player regardless of play style. His coaching prepared me for top level college tennis and beyond.

Bob, Bear and Steve are not only extremely knowledgeable coaches but are also dedicated and caring individuals. They genuinely care about the kids at 4 star and want them to fulfill their potential on and off the court. They instill good values and morals on their students and create an atmosphere unlike any other academy. 4 star has become like a second home to me and many other college tennis players. I am thankful to have such a great place to continue to return to as I continue in my tennis career.”

Justin Shane, University of Virginia 2014
“I chose 4 star mainly because of the competitive atmosphere that was supported by all the players and coaches. 4 star not only taught me how to become a better tennis player but also taught me how to develop a certain work ethic on and off the court. Whenever it comes to college practice or doing work for tough classes, the try your hardest or go home attitude always comes to my mind. This was definitely encouraged by all the coaches whenever you stepped into practice.”
Titas Bera , College of Wooster 2018
“Steve Miguel has a special love for the game of tennis and it shows in his coaching. He knows when to be tough and when to be a friend.”
William Szamosszeg, Bucknell University, Churchill High School 2014
“It wasn’t until I started training at 4 Star and with Steve Miguel that I thought I could be a good tennis player and be at the top of my team. They showed me I could if I wanted it.”
Michael Chen, Churchill High School 2017
“The adult live ball clinics are fantastic! A great place to practice your net game. Balls are fed into the game one after another so there is little time between points. I never thought of doubles as a good cardio work out until live ball!.”
Julie Lieuw
“One of my favorite adages is if you can’t beat em’ join em’ I’m so fortunate to have played on my 5.5 team with Steve. He carried me then and has carried me since. He is the best coach and I’m honored to have been the recipient of his commitment and mastery.”
Harris Rosenblatt