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Introducing our new CEO, Scott Mitchell

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Please join us as we welcome our new CEO, Scott Mitchell.

Scott is a USPTA Master Professional and considered an industry leader in first-class facility operations/management, junior and adult coaching, and program design and implementation. Scott was formerly the CEO for Premier Sport International providing innovative and profitable solutions for clubs/facilities and professional tournaments around the world. He has been involved in some of the largest and most prestigious facilities in the U.S. and many of the worlds’ leading professional tennis tournaments. He has been the Executive Director of Racquet Sports with over 30 years experience at private clubs, public facilities and resorts. He now shares his experiences through career development and facility operations consulting and management.

Throughout his career, Scott has overseen operations as Tournament Director of several premier professional tennis tournaments including the Dow Tennis Classic, Savannah Challenger, Central Coast Tennis Classic, as well as the U.S. Women’s Pro Clay Court Championships to name a few. Over the last several years, he has been the Director of Tennis Operations for the Dallas Open ATP250 and the Atlanta Open ATP250. During his tenure with the Dow Tennis Classic, they received four straight years of Gold Star Standard by the USTA and became the benchmark of all Pro Circuit events around the U.S. Scott also served as the Director of Competition for the USA Games Special Olympics in 2022 held at Disney World as well as the Special Olympics North American Games.

Scott’s coaching background is extensive as he has won a National Championship as an assistant coach at Georgia Perimeter College. Scott is a PTR Master of Tennis Junior Development, PTR National Tester and Clinician, a USTA Coach Youth Tennis Faculty Member, a USTA National Zonal Coach working with many of the nation’s top boys and girls, and a sought-after speaker on tennis operations, management and coaching with the USPTA, USTA, PTR, and around the world.

He is married to Ashley and they have 3 children.

We look forward to this exciting season ahead and hope you will give Scott a warm Memphis welcome as you see him at our Tennis Centers.


Introducing our new Director of Tennis, Paul Goebel

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We are also excited to welcome a familiar face to the Memphis tennis community, Paul Goebel, as our new Director of Tennis.
Paul comes to us after 24 years with the University of Memphis tennis program and nearly two decades as the men's head coach.

He successfully led the Tigers to nine NCAA tournament appearances, three conference championship matches and a C-USA crown in 2012. He was the two-time conference Coach of the Year and claims 242 career victories under his coaching. Paul has coached numerous players that have gone on to play tennis professionally. The most notable of which include Joe Salisbury, former world No.1 in doubles and five-time Grand slam champion. Another one of Goebel's former players, David O'Hare, is now the coach of Joe Salisbury and his doubles partner, Rajeev Ram. All three are pictured (below) with Paul at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio last week.

Paul is married to Shelly and they have four children.

Paul is drawn to the strong sense of community at Tennis Memphis and loves how the coaches and staff work together. He believes in the mission of Tennis Memphis and that it allows anyone from anywhere to play tennis and enjoy this great sport.

In this new role, Paul hopes to bring his love for the city, passion for the game of tennis and excitement for this season in our organization's history to positively impact the Memphis community.

As Director of Tennis Paul will be assisting the coaches at each of our facilities, helping to attract and coordinate events and tournaments, acting as the liaison with the University of Memphis tennis teams and assisting with the junior programs.

We are thrilled to add Paul to our team!

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