TENNIS PROS

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LARRY KLINE

Tennis Director & Head Pro

Professional Recognitions: Elite Level USPTA, 2011 USTA KY Hall of Fame, 2009 USPTA Southern Tennis Professional of the Year, 1999 KTA Pro of the Year, 1996 USPTA KY Pro of the Year, USTA Training Center Head Coach, Babalot Advisory Staff Member, 2009 Kline Family USTA National Family of the Year, 2008 Southern Family of the Year, USTA KY Family of the Year. 

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TOM MCGRAW

Assistant Tennis Director

Professional Recognitions:  USPTA Professional, 2017 USPTA Southern Division Hall of Fame Inductee, 2008 USPTA Education Merit Award, 2008 USTA KY Professional of the Year, 1999 USPTA Southern Division Professional of the Year, 1997 Pride of the South Award, 1997 USTA KY Professional of the Year, 1993 USPTA KY Professional of the Year.

Professional Experience: 

  • Director of Tennis, Port Royal Club

  • Director of Tennis, Louisville Country Club

  • Head Pro & Tennis Director, Mockingbird

  • Valley Tennis Club

  • Head Pro, Louisville Tennis Club

  • Head Pro & Tennis Director, Big Spring

Professional Affiliations & Leadership: 

  • Club Managers Association of America since 2016

  • USPTA since 1980 (Master Professional)

  • USPTA National President 2013-2015

  • USPTA National VP 2005-2009, 2011-2013

  • USPTA Natʼl Award Committee Chairman 2005-2009

  • USPTA National Education Committee 2011

  • USPTA Budget Comm. Chair 2005-2009, 2011-2013

  • USPTA Natʼl Tennis Across America Chair 2005-2009

  • USPTA Southern Division President 2001-2002

  • USPTA Tester 1996-1999

  • USPTA Kentucky President 1995-1996

  • United States Tennis Association

  • USTA Kentucky Vice President 1998-2004

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ROBERTO ASPILLAGA

LTC HP Director

Professional Recognitions:  USPTA Professional

Coaching Experience:  Division 1 Women's Tennis Head Coach at The University of Texas at El Paso, Division 1 Women's Tennis Head Coach at Stephen F. Austin State University, Division 1 Women's Tennis Associate Head Coach at University of Colorado Boulder, Division 1 Women's Tennis Assistant Coach at University of Kentucky

Competitive Experience:  Played spots #1, #2, and #3 at Georgetown College (NAIA #25), Team Captain, ITA highest singles ranking #33

Education: B.S. Sports Administration, Georgetown College

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CHUCK COOPER

Tennis Pro

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JAMES WATKINS

Tennis Pro

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ROB MAXWELL

Tennis Pro

Professional Recognitions:  USPTA P-1 Professional, Former USPTA KY President, 2001 USPTA KY Pro of the Year, 2000 USPTA KY Pro of the Year, Prince Advisory Staff

Competitive Experience:  Satellite Tour, Eastern Illinois University Tennis, East Richland High School Tennis, Nationally ranked in 55+ Division

Coaching Experience:  Developed many nationally-ranked juniors, Head Coach for Kentucky Wesleyan College, Head Coach for Boys and Girls at Elizabethtown High School, Coach of many RCRL Championship teams, Coach of USTA teams with District, Sectionals and National titles

Education: Eastern Illinois University

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GRANT HAMMONS

Tennis Pro

Competitive Experience:  USTA Kentucky Top Ranked Junior, KHSAA Region 1 Doubles Champion x 2, KHSAA State Finalist x3, 2014 KHSAA State Doubles Semi-Finalist, 2014 KHSAA All-State Team Member, Harding University Men's Tennis Team (Searcy, AR)

Coaching Experience:  LJH Tennis Center (Paducah, KY), Louisville Tennis Club Youth 10 & Under Program

Education: BSBA - Accountancy, MSACC - Acountancy

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ALLADIN MITHA

Tennis Pro

Competitive Experience:  National Adult Champion Uganda Open, National Jr Champion in Uganda and Kenya, Ranked #8 in England Juniors, All England Schoolboys Champion, Former KY State 35+ Champion, Former Georgia State 40+ Champion, Former Southern US Doubles 55+ Champion

 

Coaching Experience:  Accomplished teacher of players of all levels - beginner to tournament players, coached Men's, Women's and Junior teams, coached Junior players to State titles and onto College teams, experience coaching and managing "traveling" Junior and Adult teams

Other Highlights & Experience:  Tournament Director, Tournament Manager, Television Commentator, Chair Umpire, Recipient Outstanding Service Awards (US National Jr Clay Court Championships, Houston Tennis Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

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SUE KLINE

Tennis Pro

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ROBIN ROMANICK

Tennis Pro

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RANDYLL BROOKS

Tennis Pro

Competitive Experience: 

was ranked #1 in doubles and #2 in singles in Kentucky as a junior, member of Jr. Davis Cup Team, All-State at Male High School, played 4 years at Western Kentucky University, part of the winningest team in school history, holds the record for most doubles wins at WKU

Certifications: USPTA certified at all levels

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VLADYSLAV AKIMENKO

Tennis Pro

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YLIA JELALI

Tennis Pro

Professional Recognitions: 

USPTA P1 Certification - 20 years

20 years coaching experience

Coached Top National Juniors

Coached Maks Gold & Eric Quigley (both former UK Players & top national players)

Coached USTA Adult Leagues to State and Sectional Tournaments (18 years experience)

 

Competitive Experience: 

Attended the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (now IMG) in Bradenton, FL during junior years

Competed at Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl

Played at the University of Tennessee

2x SEC Championship Team Member

Achieved ATP Tour World Ranking in Singles (#988) and Doubles (#940)

 

Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Tennessee

Master of Science, Education & Sport Management, University of Tennessee

 

Fun Fact:

Currently ranked #4 in the World in marathon majors rankings - Men's 45-49 age group

Loves spending time with his family, traveling, and training for his next race

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TAMMY ANDERSON

Blairwood Junior Tennis Director

Professional Recognitions:  USPTA Professional, High Performance Certified, Wheel Chair Certified, 11 to 17 and 10 & U Certified, Master Prof Level Certified. Creator Buddy Up Program, 2014 PTR KY Pro of the Year, WTCA Female Pathway Certified. Executive Board Member WTCA, USTA Southern Committee Member, CFO WTCA

Coaching Experience:  4x KY State JTT Champion Coach, National Level Coach, Southern Early Development Camp Coach, BB&T Atlanta EDC Coach, So Sectional & So Jr Cup Coach, Coached Top 50 and under So Level Players

Competitive Experience:  High School and College Tennis, USTA Leagues 4.5 Level

Education:  Whitworth College B.A. Music/History, South Seattle College, Accounting

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TODD ARTERBURN

Tennis Pro

Professional Recognitions: 

USPTA Certified Tennis Professional since 1989, University of Louisville Tennis Hall of Fame, 2018-2019 NFHS Girl's High School Coach of the Year

Competitive Experience:

University of Louisville 1983-1987, Kentucky Senior Cup

Coaching Experience: 

Oldham County High School 1997-2002, North Oldham High School 2003-present

Education:

Male High School

University of Louisville BA, MT

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EDUARDO ASPILLAGA

Tennis Pro

Professional Recognitions:  USPTA Professional

Coaching Experience:  Coached Gabriel Silberstein to #1 in the world in Juniors and quick rise to top #300 ATP, ​Has developed multiple players from 12 years old up to 22+ to become top 300 ATP/WTA players, Former Speaker for the International Tennis Federation, Former Fed Cup and Junior Davis Cup Captain for Chile, Decades of experience working tennis players of all ages and levels. 

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KEVIN BRANDALIK

Blairwood Academy Director

Professional Recognitions:  USPTA Elite Professional, 2014 USPTA/North Carolina Pro of the Year, 2011 USPTA/Ohio Pro of the Year, 2006 USPTA/Midwest Junior Coach of the Year, 1998 USPTA/North Carolia Pro of the Year, 1993 USPTA/Virginia Pro of the Year, 1997 Charlotte Pro of the Year, USTA High Performance Coaching Program graduate, Certified in all levels (A, B & C) of USTA Sports Science competencies.

Coaching Experience:  Player Development Coach for USTA/Southern section where he was Head Coach for the Mills/Redgrave Cup, USTA/Southern Junior Davis Cup & Fed Cup, USTA 16's & 12's Zonals, Competitive Training Center in Charlotte & USTA Regional Training Camps

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RAMIRO VIDEA

Tennis Pro

Professional Recognitions:  

IFT Certification LEVEL 3

ITUSA Certification LEVEL 3

PTR Certification Instructor

Coaching Experience: 

25 years of experience working tennis players of all ages and levels. Coached Boris Arias currently ATP doubles ranking #234, former LSU player and former ITF ranking #64. Developed many Bolivian tennis player ages 10 to 18 to became top national and international players. Multiple time nominee captain for Bolivian teams in worldwide and south American competitions.

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RAJ KUMAR

Tennis Pro

Coaching Experience:

Certified tennis pro from USPTR, ITF Level I, AITA Level III since 2010, has 15 years of experience with all age groups

Competitive Experience: 

Played national ranked matches in India, currently playing at 4.5 USTA matches

Education: Went to high school in India and finished his bachelors in commerce from Delhi University

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SARAH WHITTY

Tennis Pro

Certifications:

  • USPTA certified

  • USTA Safe Sport certified

Coaching Experience:

  • Tennis Pro at LTC & Blairwood

  • USTA Jr Tennis Coach, Goshen Elementary, Chancey Elementary, Anchorage Elementary, Friends School

  • Asst Tennis Pro, Harmony Landing Country Club

  • Asst Tennis Professional, Louisville Country Club

  • Junior Varsity Boys Coach, Collegiate High School

  • Tennis Pro, Mockingbird Valley Tennis Club

  • Asst Tennis Professional, Big Spring Country Club

Competitive Experience: 

  • Began playing tennis at age 4

  • Attended Murray State Tennis Camps

  • Played Varsity High School Tennis at Paducah Tilghman High School 6-10 grade

  • Played Varsity High School Tennis at Christian Academy of Louisville 11-12 grade

  • Held KY Junior State Rankings

  • USTA Leagues 4.5 level

Education:

Attended University of Kentucky

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KAITLIN MOONEY

Tennis Pro

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DAVINA MEZA

Tennis Pro

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DARIUS MOSLEMI

Tennis Pro