Randy Ross has been in the tennis business full-time since graduating from Indiana State University with a degree in Business Management and moving to Denver in 1976. Randy has been the Head Tennis Coach of the boys tennis team at Kent Denver School from 1996 to present, winning 9 state championships. After 23 years Randy left Colorado Athletic Club Inverness in April 2012 to open the Randy Ross Tennis Center at the Hilton Denver Inverness. Randy was involved with the Team Colorado Program for the Colorado Tennis Association as Director/Site Director/Coach for over 25 years. Randy’s coaching philosophy is based upon the fact that tennis is a game and games are meant to be fun. In 2016 Randy received the prestigious Bud Robineau Award presented by the Colorado Tennis Association for outstanding service to the tennis community.
Gay West has been teaching tennis full time in Denver since 1989. She was a full time professional and the league coordinator at Colorado Athletic Club Inverness for 21 years before joining RRTC in 2012. Gay was a Team Colorado Coach since 1994 and has participated in USTA High Performance and Tennis Austrailia coaches’ workshops. She continues to increase her knowledge of the most modern technical and strategic aspects of the game. Coach Gay has been the head tennis coach of the Kent Denver High School Girls’ tennis team since 1996 leading her team to five state championships as well as several state runner-up finishes, most recently in 2015. Gay is passionate that she can help her students recognize their potential as tennis players and as people through tennis. She is proud of the junior players she has coached who continue to make tennis a part of their lives as adults. Gay enjoys learning “how her students learn” and the best way to help technically and competitively. “In tennis as in life” has become a motto of Gay’s as well as “tennis is a simple game but not easy”. Gay believes that above all tennis must be fun whether learning, practicing, or competing.
Josh Nelson attended University of Northwestern St. Paul and graduated with a BS in Kinesiology while also attaining a Minor in Coaching. While playing tennis for Northwestern, Josh was selected to the UMAC All Conference team and was apart of the first and only UMAC Conference Championship in school history. He also coached there for 4 years after graduating. He was the head coach at St. Anthony Village High School and has been teaching tennis full time for 4 years now. Josh currently helps Randy and Gay coach both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams at Kent Denver High School. Through biomechanics, tennis specific strength and conditioning, proper recovery, and nutrition, Josh aims to provide the best tennis experience possible. Josh believes tennis is about learning, having fun, and relationships. “Coaching players on and off the court” is his passion.
The Randy Ross Tennis Center is seeking a full-time tennis professional. Applicants considered will be USPTA certified with experience in working with all levels of tennis players, but with a demonstrated passion for 10 & under and adult beginner programs. The successful candidate will also be outgoing, personable, service oriented, and passionate about helping people get better at playing the greatest game ever invented. Please send resume to Randy Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303.521.4941