Chris Kretchmer

Director of Tennis

· 30 years experience as Tennis Director at Clubs, Country Clubs and Resort Hotels.
· USPTA Pro 1
· PTR Pro 1
· USTA Satellite/NorCal Open/Hawaiian Grand Prix play
· Coached USTA 4.5 & 5.0 National Champions / Finalists
· Founder Deerwood Junior Tennis Academy
· Coached 4 time USTA Senior National Champion Will Gahagn
· 30+ players to NCAA Division 1 tennis
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Chris and his wife, Corleen, have traveled the world providing a full range of tennis services and building champions at a wide range of clubs, resorts and academies from the sands of Saudi Arabia to the tropical breezes of the South Pacific. Chris is experienced in, fascinated by and successful in all levels of athletic, human and organizational development. A lifelong competitive athlete in multiple sports ,Chris played the USTA Satellite Circuit, Hawaiian Grand Prix Circuit, Northern California Open Circuit. His current ranking is 5.0. As a tennis educator, Chris studied the game and trained under two of the world’s three most successful tennis teachers (Peter Burwash and Dennis Van Der Meer) and has been rated P1 by both the USPTA and the PTR for 25 years. A demonstrated developer of players, teams, and tennis academies Chris has successfully produced and coached over thirty NCAA Division I athletes (including his own two sons), USTA national champions in Women’s 4.5’s, and finalists in Men’s 5.0. He has also coached USTA national champions in the senior divisions from the 60 to the 85 year old age brackets including four time USTA national champion, Will Gahagen. During his travels, Chris has had an opportunity to work with players of 36 different nationalities on and off court including the kings of industry, ambassadors, and royalty.

Pauline “Kiwi” Hanson

Tennis Professional (PRO)

· USPTA Pro 1
· WTA Ranked / US Open / Australian Open
· #1 Player in New Zealand
· Fed Cup 1975-1977
· Selected ITF World Championships 2012
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