Hisashi Sato

Coach/Tournament Director

  • With IMG Academy Since: 2011
  • Hometown: Osaka, Japan
  • Languages Spoken: Japanese, English

About Me

Translated Nick Bollettieri's autobiography 'Changing the Game' into Japanese and did a book tour with Bollettieri all over Japan in 2016.
Traveled with the future ATP ranked players such as Michael Mmoh when he won his first ITF Junior Grade A event.
Charity Clinic: Did charity tennis clinics in Japan in support of 2018 Japan Floods relief and 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami relief.
Helped launch WTA Hewlett-Packard Japan Women's Open Tennis in 2009 as an official interpreter.


  • TPT of ITPA since 2018
  • USPTA Professional since 2016
  • Graduated from Eckerd College, St.Petersburg, FL in 2011 with B.A. in Int'l Business.


  • Played for Eckerd College (NCAA D2) as mainly No.2 singles and No.1 doubles from 2007-2011. Reached career-high ranking No.20 in doubles in the nation.
  • Received James R. Harley Award, the highest honor a student-athlete can receive at Eckerd College, in the senior year 2011.
  • Was a recipient of Sunshine State Conference (SSC) Honorable mention in 2009.