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About the Koz

Dave “KOZ” Kozlowski

 In 2001 Koz was the winner of the Jim Martz USTA Florida Media Excellence Award. 

 In November of 2003, he was one of seven American journalists selected by the USTA to go to Moscow to cover the Federation Cup Final-Four. He is the executive producer and host of “Inside Tennis with the “Koz” which aired for five years on The Tennis Channel as one of the network’s “Original Series” and is now airing on and Inside Tennis With The The Koz also has done a regular Tennis Podcast show with USPTA member Kevin McClure. 

Koz has served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Florida Twist (World Team Tennis), Monica Seles, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Patrick McEnroe, and Jimmy Arias exhibitions, along with a Bud Collins Tribute, Sunshine /Connolly Continental Cup, USTA Florida and Little Mo events.

He was the first American broadcaster to interview Maria Sharapova & Andy Roddick and has done anchor and play-by-play for The Sunshine/Connolly Continental Cup, The Owl Foundation (Venus vs. Serena Williams), The Eddie Herr Internationals, USTA Men’s and Women’s Challengers and The USPTA International Championships.

Kozlowski has interviewed the who’s who in tennis including Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, John McEnroe, Patrick McEnroe, Monica Seles, Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Kim Clijsters, Billie Jean King, Justine Hennin, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Virginia Wade, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, John Newcombe, Rod Laver, Tony Trabert, Jimmy Connors Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi, Juan Martin Del Potro, Andy Murray, Marin Cilic,  Jack Krammer,  Don Budge,  Bjorn Borg, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic     He has interviewed a president, big & little screen & stage celebrities, and world leaders including: President George H. Bush, Alec Baldwin, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose,  Robin Roberts, Mary Carillo, Glenn Close, Sir Richard Branson, Greg Norman, Regis Philbin, Chevy Chase, Dick Enberg,  Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, Jon Lovitz, Chris Rock, Christy Brinkley,  Don King,  Dr. Phil,  Dr. Ruth,  Glenn Close, Natalie Portman, Rob Thomas,  Steve Guttenberg, Matthew Perry,  Anna Kournakova  and Donald Trump.

The 1978 Alabama Pro of the Year and the 1997 Florida Pro of the Year has been a published author of tennis magazine tips since 1975 and columnist for several national & regional tennis publications including Tennis, Tennis Magazine, Florida Tennis Magazine, USPTA’s ADDvantage Magazine, Totally Tennis,, & Tennis Life.

He is the original coach of former WTA players Carling Bassett (former # 5 WTA) and Shawn Stafford (former top 50 WTA).  He has trained over 135 D-I level college players.  He has guided his three children (Davidson, Kimberly, and Carolyn Virginia) who have achieved tournament success nationally and internationally at the junior, college and professional level.

World Tennis Magazine recognized him as “A consummate professional with credentials and an ideal temperament” and cited his tennis programs as “one of the finest family tennis programs in any American tennis destination

One of the first seventeen Master USPTA professionals in the world, has been lecturing at national and international conventions for the past three decades.  Kozlowski is the creator of two instructional tennis videos:  “Master Your Tennis Motor Memory” and “Fundamentally Sound Tennis”.  In September of 2001, he was named the USPTA national Pro of the Year.  “Koz” was also named the 1999 USTA Broadcaster of the Year.