Our Pros

The Troy Racquet Club welcomes our NEW Troy Racquet Club Tennis Academy led by our three head tennis pros Rob Olmstead, Scott Ransome, and Curt Smith. The TRC Academy offers programs and classes benefiting juniors and adults of any age and ability. Our head pros are joined by a wonderful staff of USPTA certified pros including John Kennedy, Mark Simcina, Randy Hoag, Samit Shah, Muneeb Ahmad, and Susie Moceri.

Head Tennis Pros

Rob Olmstead
USPTA Certified

Rob is a Troy native and has been teaching for over 20 years. He played varsity college tennis at Murray State University, and teaches tennis players at all levels.  Rob was formerly the co-founder of the Troy Tennis Academy and currently is a part of the new TRC Tennis Academy along with Curt Smith and Scott Ransome.  Rob’s energy and enthusiasm results in a great workout. He enjoys adding new dimension to every player’s game. 



Scott Ransome

USPTA Certified

Scott is a two-time Boy’s High School Regional Coach of the Year. He is currently the varsity coach of the Seaholm High School boys and girls teams.  He spends his summers as the Head Tennis Pro at Beachwood Swim Club.  At the Troy Racquet Club he works primarily with intermediate to advanced juniors and adults. His innovative drills and techniques keep his lessons lively and fast paced.

Curt Smith

USPTA Certified

Curt has taught at Troy Racquet Club for over 30 years as a Head Pro. He is a graduate of MacMurray College, with a Bachelors Degree in Education. Curt wants all of his students to have a great time at each lesson.  Curt's philosophy in teaching tennis is "let's have fun".  Your game improves with every laugh.


Kris Jeffrey

 USPTA Certified

We enthusiastically welcome Kris Jeffrey to our club as one of our head pros.  In the short tijme Kris has been here she has made herself invaluable to our teaching program.  Kris' tennis background consists of 20 years of teaching juniors through adults as well as playing and coaching collegiate tennis at Oakland University.  Kris currently plays competitive tennis in USTA tournaments and leagues and has been to USTA league nationals 3 times.  Kris specializes in developing high level players.

Associate Tennis Pros

John Kennedy

John has been a teaching professional for over 30 years. He achieved the rank of No.1 on St. Bonaventure University's varsity tennis team, is a former State of Michigan Doubles Champion, and has won Singles and Doubles Championships in Oakland County. John is a former Jr. Davis Cup Coach and has worked with numerous National and ATP Tour ranked players. John is a graduate of the Vic Braden Tennis Academy.

Samit Shah

USPTA Certified


Samit Shah played tennis at Wayne State University.  He is currently a 4.5 player and twice went to national's as a USTA player.  Samit concentrates on precise stoke technique, smooth footwork, mental focus, and strategic shot selection.  Samit has a unique ability to simplify the game so that students have a fun and fulfilling experience on the court.  He enjoys working with all age groups.  During the summer Samit also works as tennis director at Beachwood Swim Club.


Brian Miska

USPTA Certified, Elite Pro

Brian returns to the Troy Racquet Club after a 2 year stint at the Life Time Fitness.  He has been the Troy High School varsity coach for both boys and girls for more than 3 years.  He brings his youthfulness and energy to every lesson.  He keenly recognizes the weaknesses in one's game and focuses on improving them.  Brian's expertise with adults and juniors develops players with well rounded tennis games.




Randy Hoag

Randy has been an active tennis player for 40 years.  He has won over 32 singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles combined.  He draws from his years of playing experience which enriches his teaching style.  Randy's patience and upbeat approach creates a fun learning experience.  He has been the junior varsity coach at Troy Athens High School for 3 years.  Randy is most easily recognized by his broad welcoming smile.