Our Staff

Ronnie Smith

Director of Tennis

  • USPTA Certified Elite Professional
  • Director of the Smith-Perry Tennis Academy (SPTA)
  • Previous Professional Certification Tester for the USPTA
  • Selected for the USTA National High Performance Coaches Program
  • Attendee of multiple USPTA World Conferences
  • USTA-Southwest and USTA-Southern Arizona former board member
  • USTA-Southwest Coaches Commission
  • Directly responsible for providing hundreds of tennis scholarships to disadvantaged youth
  • Has developed over 40 #1 ranked juniors in the Southwest Section
  • Instrumental in producing over 80 players competing nationwide at the college level
  • Babolat Team Member
  • Former Prince Tennis Company Advisory Staff Regional Coordinator
  • University of Arizona Men’s Tennis Team


John Perry – Smith-Perry Tennis Academy Co-Director, USPTA-Elite Pro

Andre Gavino – Smith-Perry Tennis Academy Assistant Director, USPTA Pro

Jay Hitchcock – USPTA Head Tennis Pro, USTA Referee

Enrique Zarate – Tuesday & Saturday Junior Clinics Supervisor

Marc Avalos – Pro Shop, Adult Clinic Supervisor, Tennis Pro

Steve Rooney – Facility Maintenance Assistant

Chacho Romero – Head Racquet Stringer

Darcy Duarte – Pro Shop

Candis Stout – Pro Shop, Clinic Instructor

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