Dear CTC Members,
As your new Tennis Director and Club Manager, I would like to share my vision for the future of the Cincinnati Tennis Club. My hope is to respect the CTC's history while embracing innovative ideas that will lead the club to a new renaissance. Changes will be gradual rather than a break from the past. But tradition is meant to be lived as well as remembered. We will build on our strengths and continue to enhance the club experience for all of our members. As we chart the future of the CTC, the iconic history of the club will be our guide.
My association with the CTC began at age five. I took my first lessons from the legendary Howard Zaeh, the coach of the great Tony Trabert. My tennis dreams were nurtured by watching Hall of Fame pros like Arthur Ashe, Ilie Nastase and Ken Rosewall, competing at the CTC in what is now known as the Western Southern Championships. As an eleven year old, I announced to my parents that I wanted to be a tennis coach when I grew up. I knew then that CTC was the stage where I wanted to teach.
This background is important in understanding my passion and commitment to the CTC. I promise that this passion and dedication will be a catalyst in the on-going revitalization and growth of our club. My goals for the club include:
- Improving Member Services
- Maintaining & improving the quality of instruction
- Diversifying the lesson curriculum
- Increasing Membership
- Rebuilding the Junior Program
- Improving the Club's Financial Position
The ability to hire and retain outstanding tennis staff professionals has been a strength of my business career. I am very pleased that Doug Matthews, a ten time Met champion, will be our Head Pro. Members of my staff have included: Presidents (2) of the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Association, a member of the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame, and a five time Met women's singles champion. Four current staff members have been in my employ for 15 years or more. I will keep your needs in mind as Doug and I finalize staffing decisions at CTC. Please be assured that the quality of instruction and member services at CTC will be outstanding.
Let me conclude by reaching out to you personally as members. Your opinions and advice are extremely important to my success and to the growth of the club. I welcome you to contact me prior to the club's opening in 2014 with any ideas, comments or suggestions. My contact information appears below. I hope that your own passion for the CTC will lead you to help me build a bright future for our club.
The Cincinnati Tennis Club-A Tennis Tradition. Be a part of it!
The Cincinnati Tennis Club (CTC) was founded in 1880 just five years after tennis was introduced in America. The club is one of the oldest in the United States. It is the second oldest tennis club west of the Allegheny Mountains and is among the ten oldest clubs in the United States.
Nestled in the heart of O'Bryonville. We have 10 outdoor clay courts and a gorgeous club house with a large covered porch. We are open mid-April through Mid-October.