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Sam has over 25 years in the tennis industry and is a principal at Colorado Tennis Management, Inc which operates and manages 4 tennis facilities, including Gates Tennis Center, JCC Tennis Center, Pueblo Tennis Center, and the Shellaberger Tennis Center. Sam grew up in New Jersey and played D-1 tennis at Rutgers University. His first tennis teaching experience was running his hometown's tennis clinic in So. Jersey at age 18. Sam has lived in Colorado since 1993 - and fell in love with Colorado after riding across Colorado on one his 3 transcontinental crossings by bicycle of the United States. According to Sam, running successful tennis facilities comes down to 3 things: 1) programs for everyone 2) great staff that understands family-style customer service 3) Always remembering to make it fun!
Hailing from small town Alabama, Whit's southern charm is contagious. Having over 4 years of experience at our "big brother" facility, the Gates Tennis Center, as a Manager and Jr. Professional, he brings an overall knowledge of the tennis industry to our Lakewood facility. You won't find him at work on Saturdays during the fall though, as he will be cheering on his beloved Auburn Tigers as they compete for yet another football National Championship. This "jack of all trades" does it all so if you need help with with anything on court or in the Tennis Hut, he is your guy. Feel free to contact him at:
Andrew is our stringing extraordinaire and graphics guru here at LPTC. Raised in Orlando, FL, tennis was something that came natural in the Sunshine State. After studying psychology and design at UAB, he moved to the Rockies to chase his dream of becoming a world-class mountaineer. However, after a few brief investigations of climbing accident reports, he chickened out and got a job with us. So if you need help with stringing, racket suggestions, or a cheap therapy session, look no further.
Originally hailing from Richmond, Va., Michael was crowned a Virginia State “All Prep” in high school. He
also played college tennis his freshman year at Hampden Sydney College. While out on court, Michael likes to focus on strategic configurations, thinking outside the box, and considering all angles of the court. He has a calming demeanor and a knack for targeting (and then correcting) the weaknesses in a player’s game. Michael also has a mediocre mid-range basketball jump shot and sub-par kickball skills (just don’t tell him that). Private Lesson Rate: $60/hour
Paula attended Denver’s MSU and Odessa College in Texas. After college, she competed around the world on the WTA professional circuit and reached a WTA singles ranking high of 78th in the world. In 1976, she played in the main draw of the Australian Open. Between the Denver City Open and the Colorado State Open, Paula has 11 doubles titles, 1 singles title, and 1 mixed doubles title. She has developed a strong connection with students of all ages and abilities and looks forward to meeting new players at LPTC.
Private Lesson Rate: $66/hour
Doron, an internationally renowned USPTA certified coach, competed professionally for 21 years, including the ITF professional circuit, Australian tournaments such as the Satellite Circuit, Badge ½ and other local tournaments. He has coached private and group tennis lessons since 1990 and trained students in Denver for over 2 years. He now brings his experience and successfully proven training methods to Lakewood Park Tennis Center. Doron’s charisma, energy and passion for tennis instantly inspire those who meet him.
Private Lesson Rate: $77/hour
Libby has recently accepted the new position of Director of Tennis at Lakewood Park Tennis Center. Congratulations Libby! Libby brings with her an extensive playing, teaching, and business background. A natural coach, she comes to Lakewood Park from Gates Tennis Center where she was an integral part of the success of the largest public tennis facility in Colorado. Tennis is more than a game for Libby, and has been a big part of her life and family. Her Dad, Tom Harrison, runs the Tom Harrison Tennis Center back home in Ohio, and Libby has fond memories of playing and growing up at her Dad’s club. Not only was Libby a standout high school player, but she was a full scholarship recipient and played Division 1 tennis at Bowling Green State University. She is very excited about the opportunity to help grow the game in Lakewood and hopes that she will see you on the courts soon! Private Lesson Rate: $65/hour
Carey is a native of New Zealand and has taught at Gates Tennis Center and the JCC for 6 years, adding LPTC
to his resume this year. His is a former New Zealand junior champion, two-time CSU Pueblo All-American in
singles, a Collegiate Hall of Fame member, 2004 All-Colorado High School Boysd and Rocky Mountain News
5A Coach of the Year, and a former Colorado State Open singles and mixed doubles Open Champion. Carey
is involved with adult and junior instruction, as well as cardio classes at Lakewood. For more info, visit his site at careybrading.com
Private Lesson Rate: $65/hour
Eric was born and raised in Madison, Wisconin, where he played two years of tennis at Edgewood College.
Back in Wisconsin, Eric was a pro at Hitters SportPlex, coached as a Head Coach at the high school level, and worked as a Graduate Assistant Coach at Edgewood College. Eric enjoys working with athletes that have a diverse sports background, focusing on relating tennis to skills acquired through other sports.
Private Lesson Rate: $55/hour
Coming to Colorado as a former Tennis Facility manager, Dan brings an overall knowledge of the tennis industry. He has quickly earned a reputation at Lakewood Park Tennis Center for his quick wit and legendary lessons. With over twenty years of experience, Dan has been called the Tennis Doctor, capable of remedying even the worst habits. Put your faith in Mr. Quick Tips and never look back.
Private Lesson Rate: $80/hour