Tennis/Pickleball Director with over 25 years of experience leading tennis clubs and tennis programs, directing and managing responsible program growth and development and delivering successful profits and its programming

December 2019-to-date
Associate Professional at Naples Grande Resort, Naples, FL, USA  
- Works with Director of Tennis to enhance the program and pro shop for members and hotel guests
- The active facility has 15 courts and has regular daily clinics, lessons, boot camps, league play, destination camps, socials, fashion shows, exhibitions and junior program
- Creates the best experience for members and hotel guests whether directions, tennis instruction, social play or pro shop needs
- Maintains inventory, assists with racquet repair and any requests with pro shop
- Assists with any lesson, clinic, boot camp, destination camps and programs
- Helps grow membership

October 2015-November 2019
Tennis Manager/Head Professional for Tennis and Pickleball at Fiddlers Creek Country Club, Naples, FL, USA
- Worked with Director of Fitness and General Manager to direct tennis program for high end development with over 2600 residents.  The active tennis community includes weekly league matches, practices, special clinics, lessons, mixers, socials, tournaments, exhibitions and more.  Supervise and train current staff on maintenance of clay courts, facility presentation, tennis shop professionalism, proper racquet repair protocol, professional and courteous service, prompt attention to all their needs
- Worked with all departments including Fitness, Membership, Activities, Food and Beverage to create the best lifestyle experience for our members
- Current 5.0+ and regular in Naples Pro League, Naples/Fort Myers Challenge, Bonita Pro League
- Highest certified IPTPA/USAPA Level 2 Pickleball Professional and Rating Specialist  
- Created Grand Slam Camp MacPherson in Decembers for their members to learn from the Coach of the Bryan Brothers, winners of 16 Grand Slams and John Isner, ATP Top 10, with Ellis Ferreira, winner of 3 Grand Slams, and Jimmy Arias, former ATP #5 and Grand Slam Champion
- Chairperson for Bosom Buddies fundraiser that has raised more than $30,000 last 3 years
- Increased participation in CTA/USTA leagues from nine teams Fall 2015 to 22 teams Winter 2019
- Host of Naples Pro League, Director of club and USTA tournaments, exhibitions and club events 
- Wrote tennis related articles for the club newsletter and contributes to area newspapers
- Attended all committee and managers meetings 
- Represented club in USPTA district, state and national conventions
- Developed budget for the tennis and pickleball 
- Maintained inventory for tennis and works with Jonas, Club Essentials, Excel, Word Perfect, Power Point
- Oversees facility maintenance, annual court resurfacing, every 3 years court scarification and resurfacing
- Led 2018 project for the building of two new pickleball courts and the newly lighted LED tennis courts
- Led 2019 project for two new additional pickleball courts with lights for all four courts
- Created Directory for Tennis and Pickleball with birthdays, levels of play, email, mobile and home phone

August 2003-October 2015
Director of Tennis Cypress Lake/ Head Tennis Professional at Courthouse Racquet & Fitness Clubs, Jackson, Mississippi, USA    
- Directed entire tennis program including all adult and junior tennis programming focusing on standardizing the teaching techniques and offer multiple additional classes and program to further enhance their development and club profitability.  Developed advanced marketing and advertising concepts to grow and enhance classes.  Created staff training program to bring staff current with teaching ideology.  Most important is to offer the ultimate in customer service
- Responsible for growth/development/management of all adult and junior tennis programming curriculum
- Oversee all scheduling/marketing/advertising/creative aspects of tennis programming
- Led role of hiring, training, staffing for all programming
- Implemented/Organized Men’s/Women’s/Junior Leagues
- Managed/Organized mixers and special events
- Maintained/Managed an active Pro Shop (including stocking, ordering, sales, payments, etc.)
- Responsible for all scheduling of all matches, classes, leagues
- Computerized all tennis information (word, excel, database creation, scheduling, web, email)
- Directed adult program of 300+ memberships and junior program of 200+
- Managed/Organized/Directed all USTA sanctioned tournaments (adult & junior) using TDM
- Fully versed in the following software: Word/Excel/Outlook/Power Point/TDM/Web Design
- Evaluated each new player in program for proper placement and player interview
- Implemented Grips Program for junior program

May-August 2015
Professional, Tour Coach at Mykolayiv Tennis Club, Mykolayiv, Ukraine
- Assisted in all aspects of professional player development including sports psychology, fitness workouts, practices, strength training, match play preparation for former #1 Ukrainian Anastasiia Zviahintseva
- Assisted with junior academy and adult programs as needed
- Introduced Grips Program, QuickStart/10’& Under Program, new games and college assistance

November 2003-August 2015
Camp Director / Owner of Grand Slam Tennis Camps, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
- Founded and directed entire program including implementation of Quickstart methods, online services, marketing, advertising, and training of up to 17 staff for a highly profitable seasonal camp
- Responsible for growth, development, management of all camp curriculum
- Managed all scheduling/marketing/advertising/creative aspects of camp programming
- Responsible for all hiring, training, payroll
- Oversaw all radio, television, newspaper, magazine, flyer, website design, email database 
- Managed a staff of up to 17 professionals over multiple sites

May 2012-April 2015
Men & Women’s Head Tennis Coach at Jackson State Univesity, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
- In charge of all aspects of the tennis program including the scheduling of travel plans/matches, recruiting, fitness workouts, practices, ordering of apparel and equipment, budget control, fundraising, charity work, special events, camps, tournaments, and junior program
- 2014 Conference Champion, Coach of the Year, NCAA Championships women
- 2015 Conference Championship finalists’ women and women
- ITA All-Academic Team Awards Men & Women all three years
- Created Tiger Tennis Club to help fundraising efforts
- Volunteered with area middle school and Habitat for Humanity
- Increased court usage 400% and started club membership
- Started College Campus Program

September 2003-September 2009
Men & Women’s Head Tennis Coach at Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, USA       
- In charge of all aspects of the tennis program including the scheduling matches, recruiting, travel, fitness workouts, practices, ordering of apparel and equipment, budget control, soccer game day administrator, fundraising, charity work, special events, camps, tournaments, and junior program
- Raised $120,000 to light all 6 tennis courts, resurface courts, build storage shed and viewing deck
- USTA/ITA Community Service Award for work with Mississippi School for Deaf
- Created database with alumni and newsletter
- Improved conference standing every year to ranked program in final season
- Best recruiting growth of all sports every year
- ITA All American Team Award every year and multiple ESPN All Americans
- Managed/Organized/Directed USTA & ITA sanctioned events, junior program, at risk junior volunteer program

November 1996-September 2003
Head Tennis Professional at River Hills Club, Jackson, Mississippi, USA
- Increased membership and participation levels to waiting list 
- Designed/developed/Implemented/Instructed all tennis programs
- Supervised 30 court facility with 4 pros
- Hosted USPTA workshops regularly
- One of the best facilities in USTA Southern Section
- Hosted yearly WTA $50,000 Tournament, USTA National Senior Intersectional Championships, USTA Southern Clay Court Championships, USTA Southern Senior Clay Courts, USTA Southern NTRP Championships
- Hosted the SEC Collegiate Indoor Championships, Ole Miss and Mississippi State Indoor match, fundraiser that included John McEnroe
- Developed the ACE Junior Tennis Academy 
- Initiated volunteer program with the Mississippi School for Deaf
- Coached and hitting partner to Ole Miss All-American and WTA top 400 Courtney Chapman 2001-2003
- Coached and hitting partner to Belhaven All-American Neil Witherow 1998-2003
- Hitting partner ATP top 50 doubles David Randall 1996-1998
- Coached Taylor Clemmer, top 20 south and NCAA Freshman player of the year

October 1992-November 1996
Head Tennis Professional at The Landings Club, Savannah, Georgia, USA
- 32 court facility with five professionals, hosting National 40 Clay Courts and Georgia Clay Courts Junior 14 & Under Championships
- Designed/Developed/Implemented/Instructed all tennis programs including:  Early Bird adult classes, Weekend Warriors, tournament drilling, stroke and strategy classes, junior challenge ladder, high school team training, USTA tournaments, adult and junior leagues
- Implemented/Created video analysis program, weekly magazine column, king of the court summer weekly event
- Initiated volunteer program with Orphaned Boys Home
- Trained under tutelage of Tennis Director, Master Professional and National USPTA Pro of the Year Fernando Velasco
- Implemented carefully documented and planned lesson curriculum for all classes
- Assisted in budgetary analyses while cutting expenses 25% every year
- National Facility of the Year award winner
- Southern Section Assistant Pro of the Year award winner
- Wrote weekly article for local magazine
- Coached Ashley Cowart 1995-1996, top 5 Southern section
- Coached Jamie Peisel 1994-1996, top 5 Southern section
- Coached and hitting partner with national champion Jenny Miller 1992-1996

February 1991-October 1992
Head Tennis Professional at Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
- Directed/Instructed all adult and junior programs: stroke and drill, advanced drill, high school teams, adult teams, weeklong and weekend camps, world class junior program, social mixers
- Directed /Managed staff of 10 tennis professionals with most programs
- Appeared in tennis videos for USPTR
- Directed weekend camps around country 
- Directed high school summer junior program
- Assisted in all maintenance, pro shop, tournament duties, racquet repair and all program assistance

Southern Section Junior Davis/Fed Cup Coach-multiple years


Head Tennis Professional at Old Black Point Beach & Tennis Club, Niantic, Connecticut, USA
- Elite clientele assistance at summer community near Mystic, Connecticut
- Assisted/Instructed all adult and junior programs
- Assisted in all maintenance, pro shop, tournament duties

Tennis Director at Camp Mah Kee Nac, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
- In charge of all aspects of summer tennis program for 400 boys 
- Designed/Instructed/Implemented/Instructed all tennis classes and trained staff of 15 tennis professionals on 20 courts
- Scheduled all travel, matches, trips, specialty camps within the camp
- Created/implemented socials and mixers with clubs and camps
- Maintained 20 clay courts

Tennis Integrity Protection Programme (TIPP) by TIU (valid till July 2022)

PTR Professional  
HPCP Teaching Professional 
Highest certified IPTPA/USAPA Level 2 Pickleball Professional and Rating Specialist  
ICI Level 1 - Spanish Tennis Teaching System- Coaching Certification
ICI Level 2- Professional Coaching Certification - Spanish Tennis Teaching System 
Cardio Tennis Instructor
USRSA - United States Racquet Stringers Association - Master Racquet Technician 
USTA National Trainer/Clinician for 13 years
USPTA/PTR Mississippi Pro’s Alliance - President 
USTA - Life Member
USPTA - Mississippi - Vice President
American Coaches Education Program - Master’s Level Sports Psychology


Master’s Degree in Health and Physical Education/Fitness from Old Dominion University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Marketing, from  Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business


USTA/ITA Community Service Award
MTA Educational Merit Award 
USTA Sports Science Level II Award 1st in country to pass
USPTA Southern Assistant Professional of the Year 
USTA Facility of the Year Award- The Landings Club
GTA Tournament of the Year Award-National 40’s 
USTA Developmental Coach for Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi
USTA National Zonal Coach

November 2019-April 2020
Owner of retail stores at PROAM Tennis and Pickleball & Justennis, NAples, FL, USA
- Supervised and trained staff to serve customers at two high end retail tennis and pickleball stores with annual sales of $1.2 million
- Managed nine employees between both stores
- Sponsored Naples Pro League, tournaments, charity events, Madisen’s Match
- Serviced area pro shops

Scott Jude Pennington