Rob is Director of Tennis and is a Head Pro. He is a Troy native and has been teaching for over 20 years. He played varsity college tennis at Murray State University, and teaches tennis players at all levels. Rob's energy and enthusiasm results in a great workout. He enjoys adding new dimension to every player's game.
Kris is the Director of Adult Tennis and a Head Pro. Kris' tennis background consists of 20 years of teaching juniors through adults as well as playing and coaching collegiate tennis at Oakland University. Kris currently plays competitive tennis in USTA tournaments and leagues and has been to USTA league nationals 3 times. Kris specializes in developing high level players and she coaches our 8.0 and 8.5 Ladies Suburban Travel Teams.
Brian is the Director of Junior Tennis and a Head Pro. Brian has been the Troy High School varsity coach for both boys and girls for more than 5 years. He brings his youthfulness and energy to every lesson. He keenly recognizes the weaknesses in one's game and focuses on improving them. Brian's expertise with adults and juniors develops players with well rounded tennis games.
Curt is a Head Pro, Community Liason, and has taught at the Troy Racquet Club for over 30 years. He is a graduate of MacMurray College, with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Curt wants all of his students to learn, as well as have a great time in each lesson. His enthusiasm is infectious. Curt's philosophy in teaching tennis is "let's have fun". Curt is known for his energy and devotion to the game of tennis and to his students.
Adam has been involved in the tennis industry for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he played college tennis. His philosophy is to make you the best athlete you can be in order to facilitate more advanced stroke production. He enjoys coaching people of all ages and abilities. During the summer, Adam also works at Beachwood Tennis & Swim Club.
Sam was on the men’s team at Berkley High School, and as captain he lead his team to States for the first time in 18 years. During his senior year, the team made it to the semi-finals at States. Sam attended Michigan State University where he was the Club Tennis president. He has been teaching tennis for many years focusing on developing proper strokes and technique.
USPTA certified Axl grew up in Rochester Hills and played varsity tennis for Rochester High School. Graduate of Oakland University. He has taught at Oakhurst Country Club as well as at other local clubs. Currently the Troy Athens Boys JV head coach, and assistant coach to the girls Rochester High School Varsity team. Rated a 4.5 player for USTA, and in 2018, his mixed doubles team qualified for nationals.
Samit played tennis at Wayne State University. He is currently a 4.5 player and twice went to national's as a USTA player. Samit concentrates on footwork, mental focus, and strategic shot selection. Samit has a unique ability to simplify the game so that students have a fun and fulfilling experience on the court. He enjoys working with all age groups. During the summer, Samit also is the tennis director of Beachwood Swim Club.
Nick attended Kenyon College where he was nationally ranked in both singles and doubles and a achieved a career high UTR of 12.91. After returning to the Metro Detroit area, Nick coached Stoney Creek Boys varsity and Oakland University women’s tennis for two years. Currently, he coaches Detroit Country Day’s varsity men’s team and is a master’s student in special education at Oakland University. Nick specializes in developing advanced strategy for players and helping students develop an all court game that can be flexible to all types of match situations.
Tim was has been playing tennis since the age of 10. He was a 4 year varsity player at Port Huron Northern, reached the semi-finals as a singles player, and is a 4.5 player. He has taught at the prestigious VanderMeer Academy in Hilton Head, SC at various clubs throughout Michigan and New York. He is certified in Juniors and Performance, and enjoys teaching players of all ages. He brings his enthusiasm and passion for tennis to his clinics and lessons, while building solid technique, footwork and tactics to help create a well rounded player.
Since a young age, tennis has been Cameron’s passion and he has played for 18 years. He played collegiate tennis at Lake Superior State University and club tennis at Western Michigan University. He has coached at Port Huron Tennis House and Port Huron Northern High School. One of his greatest joys has been helping young athletes hone and refine their skills to unlock their full potential as tennis players.
TJ played varsity tennis for Chelsea High School and currently helps coach the men’s varsity tennis team for Chelsea. He received his master’s in public health from Wayne State University. With more than 2 years working as a preschool teacher, TJ has great communication with all ages of kids who want to play tennis. TJ is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional, as well as an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer.
Stephanie is a former elementary and middle school teacher with more than 20 years of experience teaching juniors. She loves teaching the beginners and helping students improve while also having fun. She grew up playing tennis in Birmingham, at Seaholm and later for Hope College. During the summer, Stephanie is the Head Pro at Cranbrook Swim Club. Students love her energetic spirit and are inspired by her passion for the game, leading to a lifetime enthusiasm for tennis.
Kelly is a Middle School physical education instructor and health teacher. Tennis is her favorite sport to teach. She’s played USTA for over 20 years and her enthusiasm for the game is as strong as ever!
Jen has been playing and teaching tennis for many years. She is the coach for the Troy Athens High girls varsity team, as well as the assistant coach for the boy's team. Jen always strives to have her students take their game to the next level and inspires them to do more than they think they can. Jen's patience and positive approach makes a fun learning experience for her students.