Staff

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STEVE HENRY
Facility Director
okctenniscenter@att.net

Steve directs recreational play at the Tennis Center which includes all leagues, tournaments, summer camps, and open play at the facility. Steve is the tournament director for all the Tennis Centers USTA Tournaments and the High School State Championships. Steve has been with the [MORE]
Hourly Rate: $65
TIM RITCHIE
OKC Elite Director
tim.okctennis@gmail.com

Tim takes an all-encompassing teaching approach by encouraging his players to improve their effort and attitude and emphasizes the importance of setting goals. His coaching philosophy is based on teaching and developing the fundamental skills that enable the player to have the most complete game [MORE]
Hourly rate: $70
WHITNEY RITCHIE
OKC Elite Coach
Whitney.okctennis@gmail.com

Whitney graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she played both tennis and basketball. She was a three-time, first team All-Big XII member in both singles and doubles. In 2013, Ritchie and partner Herman Brhane finished the season ranked 9th in the country, becoming Head Coach, David Mullins' first All-Americans and OU's first since 1988. When her tennis career came to an end in 2014, Whitney took advantage of the one extra year of eligibility to join the basketball team. Ritchie was named the sole team captain of Coach Coale's team and was able to make her mark in two different sports at the University of Oklahoma.

Whitney's love and passion for the game is evident when she is coaching and teaching. She focuses on the whole person by instilling a love for the game while teaching the fundamentals and ideals of tennis in a fun and energetic way.
Hourly Rate: $70
JOHN GLOVER
Adult Program Leader
john.okctennis@gmail.com

John has been an USPTA Elite professional since 1996. He was the Missouri Valley Pro of the year in 2000. John played his first two years of college tennis at SWOSU in Weatherford, then finished his college career at UCO in Edmond, where he coached the UCO varsity women's team his last year there. He has coached many state champions but specializes in adult drills focusing on strategy and [MORE]
Hourly rate: $65
SETH MOORE
OKC Elite Coach
seth.okctennis@gmail.com

Seth was a college tennis coach from 2017-2020, coaching at Arizona Christian University as Head Men and Women's coach, and as an assistant coach at Keiser University in Florida, and as assistant coach at Cowley County in Kansas. Ready to get back home to Oklahoma, Seth accepted the Volunteer Assistant coach for the University of Oklahoma's men's tennis team in 2020. Seth, at that point decided to be a full-time instructor at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center. Seth played tennis all four years in college. He began his college career at Cowley County Community College where he was ranked as high as 32nd in singles and 8th in doubles in the ITA National polls. He finished his career at Arizona Christian University where he was ranked as high as 29th in singles and 5th in doubles in the ITA National polls. Seth played High School tennis for Yukon and finished 3rd in 6A #1 singles and was also a part of the All-State team. Seth specializes in doubles and would love to help you out with your game.
Hourly Rate: $65
BLAKE BOSWELL
OKC Elite Coach
Blake.okctennis@gmail.com

Blake grew up in Tulsa Oklahoma and started playing at an early age under the direction of his father Doug, at Shadow Mountain Country Club. Blake has a long list of accomplishments in the juniors. Top 10 in the country in the boys 14's, 16's, and 18's. He was a 3-time State High School Champion. Blake has won the coveted gold ball and a bronze ball in USTA tournaments, and was a 2-time USTA Missouri Valley Player of the Year. Blake went on to play collegiately at Boise St. for two years and at the University of Oklahoma for two years. During his time at OU the team was ranked in the top 16 schools. Blake has been teaching for 18 years, starting back when he was sixteen helping his dad at Shadow Mountain and enjoys teaching all levels of play.
Hourly Rate: $65
ANTHONY PHAM
OKC Elite Coach
Anthony.okctennis@gmail.com

Anthony Pham M.D. has been a certified USPTA professional for over 9 years and has played tennis for over 35 years. He has extensive experience with USTA league play at the 3.5, 4.0, and 4.5 NTRP levels as well as the 8.0 and 9.0 mixed doubles levels. For the past 7 years he has served as the head coach for the Classen SAS middle and high school tennis teams. Since retiring from the medical field, he has devoted his time to helping players at every level improve and enjoy the game of tennis. Currently, he teaches the green ball academy and adult drills in order to help USTA league players advance in their respective leagues. He enjoys breaking down each player's strokes in order to improve technique and form. Anthony hopes to inspire each of his students and increase their love and passion for the game.
Hourly Rate: $65
IAN SIOUX
OKC Elite Coach
Ian.okctennis@gmail.com

Ian Sioux is a USPTA Certified Teaching Professional with 10 years of teaching experience as a private coach that includes, John Newcombe Academy coach, Academy Coach at Quail Creek Junior Development, Hitting Professional at OKC Golf & Country Club, and Academy Coach at Kickingbird Tennis Center. A few accomplishments include placing 7th at Small College Nationals in Sumter, South Carolina with doubles partner Alex Clerihew in 2015, finished with a ranking in the top 4 in the country with doubles partner Gino Raneri in 2014 for all Small Colleges, Jim Thorpe Gold Medal in 2012, 7 Native American Nationals singles titles and 6 Native American Nationals doubles titles in the last 10 years, and received the 2019 Native American Championships Max Factor Award. Sioux loves to match the high energy of the clients he works with, while underlining the excitement in becoming a high-level tennis player. Being competitive and the youngest of three, Ian understands the importance of kids having a role model in both a fun and ambitious atmosphere.
Hourly Rate: $65
CRAIG STARKE
OKC Elite Coach
starketennis@icloud.com

Craig has been teaching tennis professionally for over 38 years and is a certified USPTA and USPTR teaching professional. Craig is also a nationally certified USRSA Racquet Stringer, that has been taking care of players racquets of all levels for 40 years. Craig founded the instructional program, Discover Tennis in OKC, 30 years ago. It is a community tennis program which has taught thousands of juniors and adults of all ages and levels, enthusiastically sharing his knowledge and love of the game. During his career, he has directed tennis at five club facilities in Oklahoma City and Edmond. Craig created and operated the Tennis Barn, Oklahoma City's first public indoor tennis facility, for 10 years. Craig has continued to improve his teaching skills by seeking out an association with some of the best tennis coaches in the country with his goal being to give his students the best experience in learning the game possible.
Hourly Rate: $65
CANAAN LOWE
OKC Elite Coach
canaan.okctennis@gmail.com

From Midwest City, Oklahoma, Canaan has been coaching and assisting tennis programs for over 5 years. As one of the first graduates of the First Serve program, Canaan trained in the Elite Academy at the OKC Tennis Center while also volunteering and coaching all levels of tennis with First Serve. While in college at Southwestern Christian University, Canaan played the number one spot in both singles and doubles, achieving a winning record each season. [MORE]
Hourly Rate: $60
KYLE TAYLOR
OKC Elite Coach
Kyle.okctennis@gmail.com

Kyle played collegiately at Vincennes University an NJCAA school in Indiana for 2 years where he was ranked 37th in the nation in singles and 20th in the nation in doubles. The following two years he competed for the University of Southern Indiana. At Southern Indiana, Kyle was a conference champion and qualified for the Division II NCAA's. After college, Kyle spent a year on the Challenger and Qualifier circuit before joining the workforce. Kyle has coached 4 state champions in Kentucky, and loves to help people improve the mental aspect of their game.
Hourly Rate: $60
BEAU LANIER
OKC Elite Coach
beau.okctennis@gmail.com

Beau is a USPTA Certified Teaching Professional who started his tennis journey at age 9. He played competitively as a junior, competing in USTA Tournaments across the Missouri Valley region. He was a member of 3 Junior Team Tennis teams that competed at the National level, including one OKC Tennis Center team that won the 2013 JTT National Championship in the 18 & Under age group. In High School, Beau played Varsity all 4 years and played at every position. Beau chose to not go the college tennis route, instead deciding to focus on continued education and being a Sooner, but tennis is still his one true love. Now, he encourages others in finding passion and the love for tennis through hard work and dedication, with the balance having fun. He enjoys working with the Elite Academy Players and those who want to improve their game and have a good time while doing so. Corrective technique, mental reinforcement, and implement of dynamic drills are key aspects of Beau's teaching style.
Hourly Rate: $60
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