2019 Tennis Team Coaches 

We are happy to welcome back both our Head coach Bryan Thornquist, and are assistant coach Ryan Meredith. 

Bryan Thornquist

Bryan started playing tennis at nine at Boeing Tennis Club. He played varsity tennis for Auburn High School and served as captain of the team for two years. He competed in several USTA tournaments and qualified for the 4A/3A Boys State Tennis Singles Championships all four years of high school and placing in two of those years. Bryan also helped coach numerous tennis summer camps throughout high school.

Bryan was an active leader at Auburn High School and maintained a 3.98 GPA. He served as president/historian of the Auburn High School National Honor Society, Link Crew leader, DECA International competitor, and was the Associated Student Body Treasurer. He just finished his third year at the University of Washington studying Business.

Bryan believes playing tennis paves the way to teamwork, goal setting, and perseverance. He also believes it helps to build character, develop relationships, and mature as a person. He is passionate about giving max effort and challenging others to improve in their abilities. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his friends and family, working out, and hiking.

Ryan Meredith

Ryan started playing tennis at eight at Boeing Employee's Tennis Club.  Ryan began training to compete in USTA tournaments at eleven and continued on though senior year of high school.  He played varsity tennis at Kentridge High School for four years, competed at the 4A State Championship twice, and was able to captain his team for two years.  Over the years Ryan has been able to train at multiple tennis facilities and workout with many different coaches, which helped develop his own coaching skills and apply them at tennis camps throughout the area.  

Ryan was an involved student at Kentridge High School, being a member of National Honor Society, Key Club, Link Crew leadership, and KSD Superintendent's Advisory.  After graduating in 2017, he began attending Western Washington University and is currently studying to be a Business major.  He continues to play tennis at Western and became a captain by the end of his first year with the Vikings.

Ryan likes to spend time working out, grilling with friends, and practicing photography or filming.  One of the most valuable things he has learned over his time playing tennis is that commitment and focus help you towards your goals.  Ryan is looking forward to a fun season with KSTC!