Randy believes that tennis is the greatest game ever invented. This respect for the game is a major element in his teaching and coaching philosophy. Randy has shown in his 40 years in the tennis business that he recognizes what his different students want and need from their lesson and he respects that. He does not try and force his style but adapts to the student to help them get the most enjoyment and benefit from each lesson experience.
Randy also knows that tennis is a game and games are meant to be fun! If the learning experience is fun then players will get better at the game. Improvement happens at a much faster rate when the environment is fun. Therefore, having fun is also another major element in his coaching philosophy.
Randy always says one of the best things about tennis is any player gets to hit a lot of balls and hitting balls is fun! Learning how to hit all the different shots, spins, and targets, means the player will have a toolbox full of tools to use when the situation calls for it. To have variety in shots and playing style is a characteristic of the players that Randy coaches.
Owner/GM/Director of Tennis/Junior Excellence Program Coordinator
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 10 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...more
Senior Staff Professional/Adult League Coordinator/Permanent Court Time Coordinator
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 from 1994 until 2015. She has participated in High Performance, USTA and Tennis Australia coaches’ workshops. Gay continues to increase her knowledge of the most modern technical and strategic aspects of the game through workshops including 4...more
Junior Development Program (ROG) Coordinator
Kenny Orive is a teaching professional who specializes in the junior development pathway from beginners all the way to high performance. He has professional certifications from several prominent organizations ranging from the USPTA, PTR, USTA Net Generation, and the Special Olympics.
Kenny’s objective as a coach is to grow the game of tennis. He is driven to guide high-performance players to push boundaries and excel in every way and to expose new players to the fun and beauty of the game....more
Coach Phill was born and raised in Ohio. There his playing career quickly turned into a successful coaching career. Some of his proudest moments in coaching include 13 consecutive final four appearances as part of the St. John's Jesuit Titans coaching staff, as well as coaching an 18+ adult ladies team to an appearance at Nationals in 2016. The SJJ program during those years produced numerous D-1, D-2, and D-3 tennis athletes as well as capturing one Ohio State Team Championship.
While producing college athletes he was also the Director...more
Tennis Professional and Program Coordinator for Challenger Level
Juan Pablo Sanchez, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, started playing tennis at a very young age. As a junior, Juan played many national tournaments in his home country and was constantly ranked Top 10 best players in Ecuador. Juan is USPTA certified.
Juan continued his tennis career at the collegiate level. He attended Shaw University where he had a very successful college tennis career and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. He then attended Stephen F. Austin State...more
Tennis Professional and Program Coordinator for High School Girls and Middle School
Zach has worked in the tennis business full time since 2015, when he moved to Colorado from Nashville, TN. He has spent most of his time at Pinehurst Country Club while living here but is now getting back into high performance tennis at the Randy Ross Tennis Center. This is his passion.
He thoroughly enjoys working with students of all ages who strive to be the best tennis players that they can be. His coaching philosophy is that one must rely on their hard work...more
Mike Hall is a USPTA member and former Director of Tennis at Inverness and Monaco. He was one of the founding coaches of the Team Colorado Junior Excellence Program and a three time featured speaker at The USPTA Intermountain Convention. He has coached with Randy at Kent Denver for eight years and was the Head Tennis Professional at South Suburban. Mike also coordinated the annual high school coaches workshop for thirteen years.more
Tomi Winnig, born in Sao Paulo Brazil, has been playing tennis since he was 5 years old and began to flourish as a player at his parent’s tennis academy. As a junior, Tomi was ranked Top 10 best players in Brazil.
Tomi competed in Wimbledon, Roland Garros, & U.S. Open Junior Grand Slam Tournaments. After a successful junior career, he attended The University of Tennessee, later transferring to University of Louisiana Lafayette culminating in a move to New York /Hamptons to start his teaching career.
Tomi has a special way...more
Deb Weis grew up in the Midwest and played high school tennis in Ohio, competing at the State level. During college and graduate schools, she switched to competitive ultimate frisbee, but returned to tennis later to teach, play, and work.
Two of her Master’s degrees are in the field of communication (one from University of Illinois and the other from the University of Arizona). Deb earned a third Master’s degree in Higher Education from Western Washington University, where she wrote about the profoundly positive impacts of women’s...more
Casey Ross was born and raised in Denver CO. He has had a racquet in his hand since he was born, well pretty close. Casey attended Kent Denver School where he was a 3 time individual state tennis champion and a 4 time team state tennis champion.
He had a great career as a national level junior player with numerous sportsmanship award recognitions throughout. Casey is the only player to win ITA Summer Sectionals 3 consecutive years!
After high school, Casey moved back east to play tennis at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. He has had a...more
"Tennis is a game and games are meant to be fun" ~ Randy
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