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Q & A with Atlanta Tennis Leaders

  • Ansley Golf Club Montgomery Ferry Drive Northeast Atlanta, GA United States (map)

Bring your questions to our panel of industry leaders in the Atlanta area! We'll have all facets of the tennis industry represented on our panel. Our panelists are ready to share their knowledge and suggestions, as well as a few stories from their experience in the business. 

Panelists

Dave Dvorak: Dave is the Director of Tennis at Dunwoody Country Club (since 2006) and has been teaching tennis since 1981. He is a USPTA Master Professional and USRSA Master Racquet Technician. Dave is the current GPTA President.

Dave Dvorak: Dave is the Director of Tennis at Dunwoody Country Club (since 2006) and has been teaching tennis since 1981. He is a USPTA Master Professional and USRSA Master Racquet Technician. Dave is the current GPTA President.

Beth Clay: Beth is the Tennis Director at Cherokee Town & Country Club and the recipient of several GPTA annual awards, including Director of the Year.

Beth Clay: Beth is the Tennis Director at Cherokee Town & Country Club and the recipient of several GPTA annual awards, including Director of the Year.

Matt Grayson: Matt is the Athletics Director at Ansley Golf Club and the recipient of several GPTA annual awards, including Director of the Year.  Matt is also a former president of the GPTA.

Matt Grayson: Matt is the Athletics Director at Ansley Golf Club and the recipient of several GPTA annual awards, including Director of the Year.  Matt is also a former president of the GPTA.

Bryan Shepherd: Bryan is an independent professional in the Atlanta area well known for using social media extensively and spreading a positive message with his players. Bryan has served on the GPTA Board of Directors and has received the GPTA Independent Professional of the Year Award multiple times. 

Bryan Shepherd: Bryan is an independent professional in the Atlanta area well known for using social media extensively and spreading a positive message with his players. Bryan has served on the GPTA Board of Directors and has received the GPTA Independent Professional of the Year Award multiple times. 

Mike Imbornone: Mike is the president and founder of Signature Tennis Courts, providing service to all types of tennis facilities.

Mike Imbornone: Mike is the president and founder of Signature Tennis Courts, providing service to all types of tennis facilities.

Ben Hestley: Ben is the Director of Tennis at Druid Hills Golf Club (since 2008). He leads all operations at the club’s tennis center including a 150 player junior program, a 300 + player adult program, as well as daily merchandise, food and beverage and bar service. Ben is a GPTA Past President and awards recipient.

Ben Hestley: Ben is the Director of Tennis at Druid Hills Golf Club (since 2008). He leads all operations at the club’s tennis center including a 150 player junior program, a 300 + player adult program, as well as daily merchandise, food and beverage and bar service. Ben is a GPTA Past President and awards recipient.

Tim Noonan: Tim is a Universal Tennis Management Partner and Founder of the Chattahoochee Foundation. Tim was a four-year letterman and Tennis Team Captain for the University of Notre Dame. Tim was the 1995 Atlanta Thunder Coach, leading the Thunder to the WTT finals.  Tim teaches tennis to adults and children at Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, and he also leads the Dream Makers clinics at the Bitsy Grant location. 

Tim Noonan: Tim is a Universal Tennis Management Partner and Founder of the Chattahoochee Foundation. Tim was a four-year letterman and Tennis Team Captain for the University of Notre Dame. Tim was the 1995 Atlanta Thunder Coach, leading the Thunder to the WTT finals.  Tim teaches tennis to adults and children at Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, and he also leads the Dream Makers clinics at the Bitsy Grant location. 

Heather Silvia: Heather started Silvia Tennis Academy out of Crooked Creek in 1998 She launched the first ever Cardio Tennis DVD in the spring of 2004 and was on the team to launch Cardio Tennis world-wide at the US OPEN in 2005.  She is an original member of the TIA Cardio Global Trainer’s Team. 

Heather Silvia: Heather started Silvia Tennis Academy out of Crooked Creek in 1998 She launched the first ever Cardio Tennis DVD in the spring of 2004 and was on the team to launch Cardio Tennis world-wide at the US OPEN in 2005.  She is an original member of the TIA Cardio Global Trainer’s Team. 

Earlier Event: January 20
How to Grow Tennis with Pickleball
Later Event: February 23
GPTA Drill Exchange presented by Wilson