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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TIM BRADSHAW

Tennis Pro

Experience: USPTA Tennis Professional, NCAA D1 Player, Held career rankings on the ATP Pro Tour, Traveling Coach for professional and top juniors

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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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JAMES WATKINS

Tennis Pro

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CHUCK COOPER

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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NINA JOVIC

Tennis Pro

Competitive Experience: 

Successful junior career, 2nd in Europe U14 and top 8 U16, Won World Championship gold medal with the Serbian team, Several wins against some top 30 WTA

players, including 2019 French Open runner-up, Marketa Vondrousova, Played no.1 position for University of Louisville.

Coaching Experience:  Has taught all ages of Somerset Hills Country Club in New Jersey.

Education: University of Louisville

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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

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VLADYSLAV AKIMENKO

Tennis Pro

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YLIA JELALI

Tennis Pro

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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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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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MICHAEL LIPPENS

Tennis Pro

Qualifications: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Functional Movement Specialist

Competitive Experience: New Jersey State Champion, 2x Finalist, 4x New Jersey Monmouth County Champion, National HS All-American 2011, NJ HS Player of the Year - All Shore win:loss record 100-3, ITF Junior Highest Ranking #230, US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award June 2011, Big East Conference Champion 2012, Big East Player of the Month October 2012, American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, DIv 1 Louisivlle Men's Tennis Team Highest Ranking #23 in country, Ranked #4 in career singles wins at U of L with 108 total wins, 2014 Spring Season record for most singles wins in one season, 4x Iron Cardinal at U of L Sports Performance Marshall Center, Competed professionally for 3 years

Education: University of Louisville, Currently pursuing Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology

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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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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

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MIGUEL REYES

Tennis Pro

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TODD ARTERBURN

Tennis Pro

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KAITLIN MOONEY

Tennis Pro

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DAVINA MESA

Tennis Pro

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DARIUS MOSLEMI

Tennis Pro

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ALEJANDRO CALLIGARI

Tennis Pro