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:

Scott Welsh

Scott has been working with top-level juniors for more than 15 years, producing 70+ State Tournament qualifiers, final-four qualifiers 35 times, 17 finalists & 11 State Titles. He has coached more than 80 Midwest ranked players (with 9 top-10 rankings), and 5 students achieving ATP or WTC points. Email Scott:


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:

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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:

Wayne Wookey Tennis Professional

Wayne Wookey

Wayne played varsity tennis for Marshall University and has coached tennis teams at Walnut Ridge High School, Jones Middle School, The Wellington School and Upper Arlington High School.  His Upper Arlington boys' team won the OCTA State Team Championship in 1987 and his girls' team won the Championship in 1996.  Wayne is a USPTA certified professional and has held head tennis pro positions at Guyan Country Club  Brookside Country Club, The Swim and Racquet Club, Northam Park Tennis, and Scioto Country Club. Email Wayne 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:

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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:


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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:


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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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Rob Postma

Rob is the Director and Head Professional at Brookside GCC. He played college tennis at Wittenberg University where in his four years he helped lead the Tigers to their highest national ranking. During his senior year Rob and his doubles partner worked their way to #30 in the country and in singles he finished the year with a school record highest singles winning percentage going 16-2 on the year. Rob is currently the Head Men’s Coach at Capital University and the Head Girls Coach at The Wellington School. Rob works with our ladies and junior programs.
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Marla Zitelman

Marla was an ITA national doubles champion in 2005 and All-American for Gustavus Adolphus College where she played NCAA Division III tennis. She was a four-time All-Conference player for the MIAC, where she contributed to four MIAC conference team titles and four NCAA Division III national team quarterfinal appearances. In addition to teaching here, she currently is the Wellington girl’s high school head tennis coach, and the assistant teaching professional at Brookside Country Club. She has been coaching since 2003, prior experience from the Country Club of Muirfield Village, St. Brigid of Kildare girl’s middle school coach, Carlson Tennis Camps, and St. Paul Academy Summer Tennis Program. 

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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

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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.

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Kate Turvy

Kate graduated from Northwestern University in 2013 where she helped Northwestern earn a National Indoor Championship title and continue their streak of 15 consecutive Big Ten titles. As the team captain, she played #1 singles during her junior and senior year seasons and reached as high as #11 nationally. In her junior tennis career, Kate reached #1 in the Midwest and was ranked #6 nationally in her graduating class. She won 2 state singles titles in 2006 and 2007. Kate has gained experience working with junior players over the past 4 years while working with beginners at Northwestern Tennis Camps as well as teaching in the Player's Club junior programs. Kate is currently playing on the Professional Circuit. Email Kate at:

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