Tennis Professionals

Our staff of teaching professionals is ready to help you become a better tennis player. Schedule private lessons or clinics with our teaching staff to improve your game.


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Heath Elliott

Heath has more than 20 years of coaching experience in the Columbus area, with 12 of those years as a head tennis professional.  Heath is a USPTA certified teaching professional and has held head tennis pro positions at Brookside Country Club and the Racquet Club of Columbus.   Heath has worked with players of all ages and abilities and has helped develop several Division I college tennis players.   He is currently the General Manager and part owner of the Players Club.  Email Heath at:

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Keith Haigh

Keith Haigh comes to the Players Club with 22 years coaching experience and is certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association at the Professional 1 Level.  His training has produced 13 nationally ranked players who have all played Division I college tennis. Prior to his teaching career, Keith played and trained at the world famous Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and played on the Fisher European Tour.  Email Keith at:
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Craig Bobo

Craig is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, but played most of his tennis career in Texas. As a junior, Craig was ranked as high as #7 in Texas in Junior Singles and as high as #3 in Junior Doubles, while achieving a USA National Junior Ranking as high as #86. Craig earned a Division 1 College Scholarship playing his freshman year at UTEP and playing the remainder of his career at Texas State University. In his D1 College Career, Craig made the Quarters of the WAC – Western Athletic Conference Championships in Doubles and played on two conference championship teams at Texas State University. During Craig’s tennis career, he has competed against national champions, NCAA Champions, and Grand Slam Champions. As an adult, Craig has been ranked as high as #1 in Texas FSD, and has captained numerous adult teams in the 5.5, 5.0, and 40’s divisions which advanced to nationals. As a professional, Craig is certified as an USPTA Elite Professional, PTR Professional, and USTA-USOC Coach with Specialty Certifications in 10u and Competitive Development. As a junior coach, Craig has captained numerous junior teams District and Sectional Titles, and two to the USTA National Championships. Furthermore, he has coaches many juniors whom have gone on to play college tennis, plus a few whom have go on to play on the professional tour. Craig looks forward to making a difference in your son or daughter’s game here at The Players Club.

Mike Meyers

Mike has been teaching tennis to juniors and adults for more than 16 years, holding managerial positions at clubs in Columbus and Dayton, Ohio. Mike played college tennis and has since earned several District, State & Sectional titles at the USTA 4.5 & 5.0 levels. He is also the Director of our Junior Excellence 3 program. Email Mike at:

Cathy Cramer

Cathy is a lifelong tennis player and professional. She is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan where she was team captain and team MVP. She went on to play professionally on the Virginia Slims Satellite Tour. She enjoys working with daytime lady hitters as well as coaching their USTA teams.
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Laura Fiecoat Tennis Professional

Laura Fivecoat

Laura graduated from Marquette University, where she played on the women’s varsity tennis team for 4 years and was team captain.  Laura has been teaching tennis and paddle tennis for more than 16 years, including positions as a Director of Tennis, Director of Paddle Tennis, high school coach, and USTA Area Training Center Coordinator.  While living in the Chicago area, Laura was Director of Tennis at The Ivanhoe Club and Director of Paddle Tennis at Mid-Town Tennis Club and Lakeshore Athletic Club.  She is a USPTA certified teaching professional and currently is the Director of Tennis at Tartan Fields Golf Club.  Email Laura at:

Barbara Stevenson Tennis Professional

Barbara Stevenson

Barbara has more than 20 years of coaching experience in the Columbus Area and has served as a coach for adults and juniors of all ages and abilities.  During her career she has served as the head varsity boys and girls tennis coach at Centennial High School and has held staff teaching positions at Tower Tennis, the Players Club, and Wickertree Tennis Club.  Barbara has a special passion for teaching young children the game of tennis.  Email Barbara at:

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Emily Diaz

Emily played NCAA Division 1 tennis at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She played number 1 singles and number 1 doubles for the Jaguars. Emily was a lead instructor for the National Junior Tennis League of Indianapolis. Emily coordinated summer lessons, community activities, after school programs, and winter programs, instructing children of all levels in the sport of tennis, life skills, and problem solving. Emily moved to the Columbus area in July 2012 and has been instructing at the Players Club and the Scioto Country Club. Emily was also the middle and high school coah at The Wellington School. Email Emily at:

Marcus Humble

Marcus is a certified USPTA teaching professional and has been teaching in the Columbus area for nearly 20 years. He is currently the Director of Tennis at The Country Club of Muirfield Village. Marcus was a member of The Player's Club 5.5 national team in 2005 and 2006. He won a high school team state title in 1991 at Bishop Watterson High School. Email Marcus at:


Denny English

Denny has been teaching at The Players' Club since 1997. He is also the Director of Racquets at Scioto Country Club. Denny attended Ball State University were he played number 1 singles and doubles from 1994-1196. Denny was a national amateur winner in singles and doubles in 1994. He was also ranked as high as #80 nationally in singles and #11 natiionally in doubles. Email Denny at:


Shaun Stamps

Shaun has taught tennis professionally for more than 20 years in the Columbus area., working wth students of varying ages and abilities. Shaun is currently the girls head coach at Upper Arlington High School. During his coaching tenure at Upper Arlington, he directed his team to three OHSAA state girls high school team championships. Email Denny at:


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Patrick Hamning

Patrick graduated from Youngstown State University where he played Division 1 tennis in both singles and doubles. In high school, Patrick won the 2007 Ohio state championship in doubles while playing for Middletown High School. As a junior, he was ranked in the top 50 in Midwest region singles. Patrick has extensive experience working with juniors, spending a summer traveling to several summer camps around New York state teaching children between the ages of 7-16. Email Patrick at:

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Jamie Marksberry

Jamie is originally from the Northern Kentucky area where he attended Pendleton County High School. Jamie started playing USTA tournaments at age 15 and USTA leagues at age 18. Some of his tennis accomplishments include Bluegrass State Games Champion in singles and doubles as well as several USTA District, State, and Sectional titles at the 4.5 and 5.0 levels. Since Jamie started as an instructor The Players Club, he has worked with all skill levels and age groups.

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Doug Schoenley

Doug has been teaching tennis for over 17 years. He played college tennis at Penn State University, where he later became the Assistant Men's Tennis coach for four years. Doug helped coach two teams to the NCAA tournament. He then became the Head Tennis Professional at the Penn State Tennis Center for 6 years. Doug and his family then moved to Cincinnati where Doug became the Director of Tennis at The Queen City Racquet and Fitness Club for 6 years. Doug is a USPTA certified teaching professional who works with players of all ages and abilities.

Mike Haddow

Bio coming soon

Alison Baker

Alison has been a USPTA pro for 23 years. She played Division 1 tennis at the University of Texas at San Antonio. During her career, Alison has managed and programmed racquet clubs and worked as a high school boys coach where she won coach of the year. Alison has also coached for both the Junior Wightman Cup and as an Area Training Center head coach. She has led several USTA women’s teams to districts.

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John Gardner

John Gardner has over 10 years of coaching experience in the Columbus, OH and Holland, MI areas. He has developed players of all ages and abilities including D1 players and State Champions.

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