Keith is a native of Lawrence and a graduate of Free State High School. He competed in high-level junior tournaments in the Missouri Valley. He was Free State's MVP all three years, playing No. 1 singles and doubles, and was the highest state finisher in school history his senior year.
After high school Keith took his talents to Johnson County Community College, where he played varsity on a team that finished in the top 5 nationally the two years he was there. After JCCC he transferred to Baker University, where he played No. 1 singles and doubles, and was also team captain.
Keith currently serves as the assistant men's and women's coach at Baker.