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Vivian Chhetri

Founder & Coach


  • Viv grew up in New Delhi, India and is a Gurkha of Nepalese ethnicity. He began playing competitive tennis at age eight.

  • He represented India in the 1999 Asian School Games in the Under-19 Division and won a bronze medal.

  • In 2002, he played for Washington College, the NCAA selected him for First-Team All-Conference Singles Freshmen, as well as, NCAA Rookie of the year. 

  • Viv has 16 years of coaching experience with players of various skill levels and age groups.

  • He managed a club that had eight indoor and eight outdoor courts and consisted of around 1000 family members

  • In 2013, he moved to Atlanta, GA to partner with Silvia Tennis and became the Vice President of one of the most successful tennis management companies in Atlanta, managing four facilities. He had direct oversight of 20 pros, 50 ALTAs and 30 USTA adult teams.

  • He managed a $40 million facility with 8 indoor, 24 outdoor and 2 paddle courts. He managed staff that worked tirelessly with 21 ALTA teams and 12 USTA teams, 600 hundred juniors in various summer camps and 150 high performance players year-round, successfully organizing and running 50 USTA junior tournaments, ITF grade 4 tournaments and a 60K challenger event. 

  • Viv was selected to represent the U.S. as a national coach in various international tournaments.

  • He believes that if a student relies solely on their coach to make sound decisions, then the coach has failed to teach the player how to compete effectively.

  • Viv’s vision is to infuse a superb family oriented experience at Alpha Tennis Academy.

  • In his free time, Viv loves hiking with his two dogs, golfing and going to concerts.  

  • “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.” Bill Gates

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