Head Tennis Pros
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.
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.
We enthusiastically welcome back Kris Jeffrey to our club as one of our head pros. In the time 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 and she coaches our 8.0 and 8.5 Ladies Suburban Travel Teams.
Associate Tennis Pros
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.
Susie has developed into an accomplished pro, and continues to strive to be the best teaching pro she can be. Her focus is to teach each player the correct strokes, thereby giving her students the foundation to build a solid tennis game. Susie is constantly researching fresh ideas and techniques to help develop each player.
USPTA Certified, Elite Pro
Nick has been the Midwest Orange Ball Early Development coach as well as the 14 and under Midwest Cup coach. During Nick’s more than 10 years as a teaching pro, he has instructed beginners through Nationally ranked players. He is committed to using the progression method of teaching juniors. His philosophy is to encourage his players to develop a variety of skills and be able to think and adapt in match situations.
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 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.
Adam's patience and ability to maximize potential with all ages and abilities will take your game to the next level. His philosophy is to make you the best athlete you can be through improved coordination in order to facilitate more advanced stroke production.
Konrad is a motivating coach and mentor who focuses on providing solutions, teaching simplicity in technique, and stressing the fundamentals. He offers positive, supportive instructions that give players the confidence they need to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. He has over 15 years of competitive tennis experience and over 10 years of coaching experience. He loves working with juniors as well as adults.