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Marilyn has been the Manager and Director of LIRC for over 50 years and has a total of 40 years teaching experience. Marilyn has developed numerous state, sectional, and national ranked players and has been inducted into the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame.



Chuck has 37 years of teaching experience. He was ranked among the top 5 juniors in Kentucky, played #1 for 4 years at Bellarmine University where he won the Ohio Valley Conference Singles and Doubles Championships for 4 years, and was elected into Bellarmine’s Hall of Fame.



Steve was a highly ranked player in singles and doubles, and ranked in the top five in the South. He has won 5 Southern Championships. He played singles and doubles on the University of Louisville Men’s Tennis Team. He currently coaches many junior players with national and sectional rankings. He has been a USTA Sectional zonal coach, and USTA Sectional Referee for the past 16 years. He has 23 years teaching experience.



Rob has taught for 36 years at LIRC He presently coaches many junior players with national and sectional ranking. He also coaches ladies’ and mens’ teams. In 2003 he was selected by the Southern Tennis Association to be a zonal coach for Team Southern and an Area Training Center coach. He has also received Pro of the Year Award.


Carlos Jimenez, College Player

Carlos has taught off and on at Lirc for 20 years.  He presently coaches many high level junior players.  He also coaches ladies' and mens' teams. 


Nathan Goodman, College Player

Nathan has over 25 year of coaching experience ranging from academies to resorts and high schools.  He was a collegiate All-American and ranked #2 in Southern California Men's Open Doubles. He has taught at LIRC for 15 years.


Meg Shonkwiler, USPTR

Meg is a PTR certified in teaching Net Generation kids 11-17 and Wheelchair.  She is a high school tennis coach for 7 years.  She also comepte in the Senior Olympics tennis twice.


Carles Pons, College Player

Carles is a former Division 1 College player from Eastern Kentucky University.  He has 18 years of coaching experience.  He has worked with all levels of players and ages.


Fitzroy Roberston

Fitzroy is USTA Professional Ceritified.  Has teaching tennis for 35 years in Jamica and in the United States. Has taught high level adults and kids of all ages.


Sena Suswam, College Player

Sena is a a 3 time Alabama Player of the Year title holder.  She played at University of Louisville from 2015-2019, where she earned a Business and Communications Degree.


Mark Owens, College Player

Mark played and University of Louisville. Mark has played on several 4.5/5.0 Adult teams that have won state and sectionals.  He also Captained and 5.0 Adult team that went to USTA National and finished 3rd in the country. 



Joan has been a tennis instructor in this area for the past 40 years.  She was formally the head coach for the University of Louisville Women's Tennis Team and has her M.A. Degree in Physical Education.





Outstanding teaching assistants are Brian Gauss, Henry Collett, Tommy Leist, Ellen Baldwin and Gina Rueff.

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