Born and raised in Libertyville, Illinois, Susan has taught, coached, and played tennis in many different parts of the country as well as abroad in Europe and in the West Indies. She was a former NCAA Division I college tennis player at the University of Iowa and is a USPTA Certified Elite Tennis Professional.
Shane has 30 years of experience in the sports industry, from coaching to managing tennis resorts and sport facilities nationwide. He is a two-time college All-American tennis player and has held rankings as high as 6th in the Nation during his athletic career. He is frequently mistaken for Agassi....because of his quick movement (why, what were you thinking?).
Brett is a former High Performance Junior, from Newks Academy who has created multiple-million-dollar sales organizations in telecommunications. He has now partnered with MatchPoint to follow his true passion! His second passion is in the arts — he was given the Best Actor Award at a Dallas Local Theatre. He can also name every bird that has ever flown over Bear Lake & Schaffer's. No kidding!
Malcolm is a USPTA Elite Professional Tennis Coach and Northern California Division Pro of the Year (2003). He has 18 yrs experience, and was former Head Pro at Donner Tennis Club as well as ranked as one of the Top 100 ski instructors in North America by SKI Magazine (2004). A Top Staff Trainer/Privates Instructor Northstar@Tahoe Ski Resort, Malcolm has 15 yrs experience ski teaching. As impressive as he is as a skier, his wife makes him look like a beginner!
Tara reached her highest individual ranking on the WTA Tour finishing #33 in the world. She won the silver medal at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, and claimed her first WTA title in Quebec (are you sensing a Canadian connection?). Tara played for several World Team Tennis teams including the St. Louis Aces, Kansas City Explorers and Texas Wild. Her wins include Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis and Marion Bartoli but her real claim to fame is winning one of the longest tiebreakers in WTA history (21-19). However, her husband loves to remind her he was still ranked higher than she was. :)
Born in Durban, South Africa, Brent reached his career-high ranking of 29th in the world in doubles, has won eight ATP Doubles titles and reached the quarter finals of Wimbledon and the US Open. Also, Brent was the coach of the Texas Wild, World Team Tennis team and has worked with several players who have achieved success on the ATP and WTA tour. In addition, many of his students have become successful collegiate players. Brent is one of the owners of the Irving Tennis Classic, a professional ATP challenger event held annually in Dallas. When not on the court he is always up to play a round of golf which suites his easygoing, pleasant mannered personality.
With Lendl, Connors & Federer, Nestor is one of 4 people globally with 1,000+ career wins, and over $12 Million in Doubles earnings. He’s an Olympic Gold medalist, holds 91 tournament wins & 12 Grand Slams. He’s been called one of the best Doubles players in the history of tennis.
Craig built the largest tennis school in Canada, with 77 Pros on staff and 27 Clubs. Canadian Entrepreneurship Center named in a Success Story (1998). He played in the same Academy as Daniel Nestor as a Junior. Today, he is the General Manager of Bear Lake Reserve, where he lives with his wife Anne. Anne loves to hike the property walking their 2 Golden/Doodles, while Craig prefers that pool-side bar!