MEET THE TEAM

Jeremy Speicher

 

USPTA & USTA HP

Owner & GM

Staff Member Since March 2016

Jeremy is a tennis and club industry veteran who purchased the club in 2016. The 2012 USPTA Middle States Professional of the Year has worked in the club industry for over 15 years as a country club and sports club tennis director, private coach to over 30 players who competed at DI, II, & III college programs, and spent five seasons as a head college coach.

 

His roles in the industry have gone beyond coaching and include positions serving as the USPTA Middle States Executive Director,  as a member of several USTA committees & Boards and he has spoken at several tennis industry conferences. 

Tyler Hirokawa

PTR Adult, Junior, HP

Tennis Professional

Staff Member Since March 2020

Tyler has been coaching tennis since 2008. He has worked with players from beginners to highly ranked sectional players. His junior students have achieved top 10 sectional rankings, including having a player reach the Orange Bowl in 2016.

 

Prior to moving to NC, Tyler worked at facilities in both Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, where he worked with numerous highly ranked juniors. In addition, he has coached three adult USTA teams who have moved on to the National Championships.

 

Courtney Speicher

AFAA & iTPA

Director of Fitness

Staff Member Since March 2016

Courtney is an AFAA certified trainer, iTPA Certified Tennis Performance Specialist and the owner of G.R.I.T Fitness. She works with the club's competitive athletes, runs group fitness classes, and manages the club's personal training program. Outside of fitness programs, Courtney manages the  back office & pro shop operations at the club.

 

Prior to The PAC, Courtney worked in the health care industry in both medical research and in sports orthopedics working with Ortho Carolina.

 

An avid multi-sport athlete, Courtney played basketball, ran track in high school, before playing point guard at NC Wesleyan University,.an

Brad Kilgore

 

USTA

Tennis Professional

Staff Member Since June 2015

Brad  has spent most of his life invilved in tennis. As a junior, he was one of the top players in the country and competed with and beat several players who went on to the ATP Tour. He was ranked as high as  #1 in the state of NC in multiple age groups and was top 10 nationally ranked the the Boys 16s. Brad went on to player colege tennis on a scholarship at

Divison I, NC State University.

 

After college Brad spent ten years as a police officer in the Raleigh Police Department's gang unit.

 

Brad works in all areas of the club's management as well as teaching a wide range of students in both the junior and adult tennis programs.

Jack Bippus

PTR & USTA HP

Director of Tennis

Staff Member Since March 2016

Jack Bippus has worked in the tennis and wellness indistry for over 20 years. Throughout his career he has been committed to developing top players, while also sharing his love of of the game with players of all levels.

 

An experienced programmer and coach, Jack has worked at top clubs including the award winning Hempfield Rec Center in Lancaster, PA and the Oxford Athletic Club in Pittsburgh, PA which at the time was the largest indoor facility in PA. 

 

Aside from tennis, Jack has a passion for wellness, cooking, and loves spending time with his dogs. He resides in Cornelius, NC..an

Andrew Jones

 

USPTA

Tennis Professional

Staff Member Since February 2019

Andrew developed the passion for tennis as a Junior USTA player. His Junior career consisted of experience in local, state, and southern level tennis tournaments. While in High School, Andrew competed in the state tournament his junior and senior seasons.

 

Joining Sportscenter Athletic Club in the Summer of 2013, Andrew has taken his enthusiasm for the game and found a unique way to pass on his knowledge to his adult and junior clientele.

Andrew spent over a year working alongside former ATP top 50 professional tennis player Alex Bogomolov Jr.

 

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