Coach Jesse Smatt, Tennis Director, Head Professional and owner of All Florida Tennis comes to David Park Tennis Center with over fifteen years as a United States Professional Tennis Association Instructor . Most recently Coach Jesse Smatt has worked as tennis director of Lago Mar Country Club’s award-winning tennis court facility. Smatt, a Jamaican native, who was always a top ranked junior player in the country, also played Davis Cup for Jamaica.
A marketing graduate from LSU, Smatt was also a college athlete playing No. 1 and 2 singles. He was instrumental in the SEC championship win in 1999 and Final Four appearance. Adding experience to his resume, Smatt has also mentored and trained some of the most impressive junior players in the area over the last ten years through Smatts’ Tennis Academy, his prestigious and impressive junior tennis academy.
Ms. Gilroy is from in Araxa, Brazil and has been Involved with the sport of tennis for over 25 years. She attended Concordia College earning a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Psychology and played tennis at the same educational institution (Concordia College) as an NCAA division student athlete, competing as number (1) doubles through her (4) years of higher education.
Ms. Gilroy holds the title of Doubles State Champion twice during her student athletic career. After graduating, Ms. Gilroy then returned as the head coach of The Concordia Tennis team for 5 more years. Additionally, she was The Head Tennis Professional at The Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, New York and is the Owner/Director of The Match Point Tennis School in The City of Brasilia, Brazil.
Smatts Tennis Academy is very grateful to have Ms. Gilroy as their Director of Tennis.
ASST TENNIS DIRECTOR
Mr. Santos De Aza is from the Dominican Republic. In (1982 -1993), Mr. De Aza became a Junior Tennis Instructor at The Casa De Campo Hotel and Resort in La Romana, Dominican Republic and also competed as a professional athlete. From 1986 To 1989, he had reached the 2nd highest competitive ranking in his home country (Dominican Republic). In 1996, Mr. De Aza worked as The Assistant Director of The Junior Tennis Program at The Trumbull Racquet Club located in Trumbull, Connecticut.
In 2008, Mr. De Aza moved to The Yonkers in Yonkers, New York as a professional tennis coach and instructor. Thereafter; in 2012, he became The Assistant Director of Tennis at The Quaker Ridge Golf and Tennis Club located in Scarsdale, New York. Mr. De Aza then in 2014, had decided to work at The Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club located at The Diplomat Hotel and Resort in Hallandale, Florida. In 2017, He also worked as The Senior Director of Tennis at an affiliated camp for one summer, located in Boston, Massachusetts and owned by the famous sports-camp conglomerate (MBSC) MB Sports Camps designed for dedicated youth athletes and highly acclaimed for producing top-level athletes.
Mr. De Aza also continues to hold a certification in The (USPTR) United States Professional Tennis Registry from 2004. Mr. De Aza is a remarkable member of our team.
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