Rudolf Kischel was born in 1950 and was raised in Riga, Latvia. He graduated from Latvian University, Riga with a degree in physics. He worked as a high school Physics teacher for 3 years. Following that, he worked for 15 years as a nuclear physicist at the Latvian Academy of Science.
During this 18 year period, he also worked as a tennis coach for both juniors and adults. The last 2 years in Latvia, he was head coach at Tennis Club Dynamo. Three of his students became members of the national Latvian team.
One of his students previously coached Ernest Gulbis current pro tour player from Latviaduring his junior years. He was the assistant coach for the National USSR junior national team for one season. Rudolf played nationally in Latvia in the years before the Soviet Union collapsed.
He immigrated to the United States in 1992. He has been coaching high school tennis for 10 years. For the past 15 years, he has been conducting his own private tennis school. Since arriving in the United States, he has coached over 1000 players.
He coached many young players who have gone on to become nationally ranked junior or collegiate players. He is a certified tennis instructor of USPTA and PTR.
He has developed a teaching style that rapidly creates high level junior players. He has incorporated his knowledge of physics into his efficient teaching style. As a USPTA and PTR member, he has stayed on the cutting edge of the most current tennis teaching methods.
He encourages his students to enter tournaments at an early stage of tennis development to teach them game skills, mental toughness and tactics. After 38 years of coaching, he has come to realize that tennis parents are critical to the success of a junior player and has worked to maintain productive relationships with parents as well.
Rudolf's motto is intensity, correct technique and mental toughness there are no bad students, there are just some who need more to stimulate their interest.