Lauri Soome - Junior Director
Lauri joined Towpath Tennis as the Junior Director in 2020. A Finnish native from Kuopio, Lauri came to the United States in 2016. He played tennis all four years in college. He played the first year at Averett University, primarily at the number 1 and 2 spots for both singles and doubles. Lauri was named USA South Rookie of the Year, and Averett University Rookie of the Year. He went on to play the last three years for Newman University, also at the number 1 and 2 spots for both singles and doubles. He made it to the Lone Star Conference Tournament all three years, and into the conference tournament final in 2019. Lauri has coached tennis throughout his playing career in both Finland and in the U.S. at various camps. He was an assistant teaching professional the last two summers at Portage Country Club in Akron.