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Meet Our Pros


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Fort Sanders Tennis Coach Mario Dorado

  • USPTA/USPTR/USRSA certified
  • Teaching tennis since 1987 in clubs and resorts in Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida
  • Two-time TSSAA District Tennis Coach of the Year
  • Played NCAA Division 1 tennis at Idaho State University
  • Coached a 3.0 Volvo (now USTA) Women’s team to a National Championship
  • Business Administration degree- Idaho State University
  • B.A. Foreign Language Education – Austin Peay State University

Fort Sanders Tennis Coach Jeff Brainard

  • USPTA certified
  • USRSA certified
  • Teaching tennis since 1988
  • Coached numerous USTA Men’s and Women’s teams to National tournaments
  • Coached numerous nationally ranked juniors
  • B.S. in Marketing and Professional Tennis Management – Ferris State University in Michigan

Fort Sanders Tennis Pro Trey Ambrose

  • USPTA certified
  • Teaching tennis since 2010
  • Active 4.5 player in USTA Men’s and Mixed Leagues, winning six sectional titles
  • B.S. in Exercise Science and Minor in Coaching – East Tennessee State University

Fort Sanders Tennis Coach Mary Watkins

  • PTR professional rating – Jr. Development
  • Teaching tennis since 2016
  • Local league coordinator USTA Combo Doubles League 2005-07
  • USTA TN Area Vice Pres. – 2006-08
  • GKTA Board of Directors – 2005-08
  • GKTA President – 2007
  • B.A. Business Management – Becker College