USPTA Pro 1 Andy Durham became a teaching professional in 1971. “Combining a passion for tennis with a love for teaching, I was fortunate to be offered a teaching position in 1971 at a public park, and I was hooked,” Andy says. “I enjoy people’s progress at every age and ability as much as they do.” His students include Joey Blake, boys world No. 4, and Sara Gomer, WTA No. 72.
As a player, Andy competed in qualifying tournaments for Wimbledon in 1979, played on the USTA/Penn Circuit in 1978 and 1979, and won the LET Cup National Mixed Doubles Championships in 1975. He is a certified USTA High Performance Coach and a member of the British Tennis Coaches Association.
Office Manager – Carol Mahler
Carol comes from a background of Physical Education in our public school system. She is a USTA 4.0 level player who has played USTA and Polk County leagues as well as tournaments and has been in her position for over 12 years. She is our “go to” person in operations with areas of membership, tournaments, court reservations and questions in general.
Assistant Office Manager – Logan Allen
Logan is a college student who played #1 for Auburndale, USTA tournaments and leagues. He is responsible for various programs at the center and is training to become a certified tennis professional with the USPTA. He is also the Assistant High School Boys Tennis Team coach and works with players of all abilities.