Carey is from Springfield, Missouri. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology at Missouri State University where he played the number one position on the varsity tennis team.
Carey has over 25 years experience in the tennis industry. He is currently the Adult Director of Tennis at MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB / WESTON. He was selected as the 2006 Missouri Valley USPTA Pro of the Year and 2005 Missouri Pro of the year. He received the 2003 USTA Missouri Valley Outstanding Contributor USA Team Tennis, 2002 USPTA Missouri Valley Division Community Service, the Gerald Perry Lifetime Achievement Award and numerous awards for his dedication to the game of tennis. As a player he has competed on the USTA Futures Circuit as will as professional tournaments in Sweden and Germany. As Tennis Director at Sandpiper Bay Resort and Palm Beach Polo in Florida he received Tennis Magazine’s Top 50 Tennis Resorts in America award for 18 consecutive years.
Carey has worked with novice to nationally ranked players as well as having had the privilege of coaching professional players on the WTA circuit. He wrote and produced the video, Instant Tennis, a simplified teaching system to make learning tennis easy and fun. He directed the Carey Powell Junior Tournament Camp and was the Tournament Director for the USTA National 35’s Clay Court Championship.